A would be go head goal getting waved off didn’t stop the Cowichan Capitals from picking up their 3rd win of the season over the Surrey Eagles and 9th victory overall. Brady Lynn scored the game winner with 3:02 left for his 2nd of the night on a one handed poke through the legs of Surrey goalie Cal Schell on a partial breakaway. After Tanner Sidway laid a clean check on Surrey defender Cody Schiavon, the Surrey player jumped Sidaway and was given a 5 minute fighting major, and a four minute double minor, on top of a bench minor, to give the Caps a 5 on 3 to finish the game where Lynn finished the hat trick off with just over a second left in the game for his second BCHL hat trick. Surrey opened the scoring two minutes into the game on Buddy Johnson’s first BCHL goal, to be answered shortly after by Lynn’s first of the night off a good cycle in the corner, and set up from Cruz Cote. Cowichan then took the lead inside the final 30 seconds of the 1st, on a Will Arquiett power play goal from the far side top circle. Hudson Schandor scored the lone goal of the second to send the game to the third all square before Lynn’s heroics.
Zach Borgiel stopped 19/21 in the win for his BCHL league leading 9th win of the year, while Cal Schell stopped 26/30 for Surrey. Lynn now leads the team with 7 goals, which puts him in a tie for 2nd in the league in goal scoring as well. Tyrell Boucher grabbed his 12th assist of the year in the win, the most in the league, with Gauthier closely behind at 10 in a tie for 2nd.
Next up Cowichan plays their final of 6 straight on the road when they visit the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday evening. The next Caps home game is October 11th when they host the Trail Smoke Eaters at the Cowichan Community Centre. Cowichan sits at 9-3, 4 points up on Powell River.
If you can’t make it to the game, every Capitals game home and away is broadcast live on 89.7 Juice FM on the FM dial, or you can listen live online on mycowichanvalleynow.com, and watch live on Hockey TV pay-per-view.