The Coquitlam Express scored two goals in the second period and two more in the third to defeat the Chilliwack Chiefs 4-1, Saturday at the Chilliwack Coliseum.
The win gives the Express sole possession of fifth place in the BC Hockey League’s Coastal division, two points ahead of the Chiefs.
After a scoreless but chippy first period in which Coquitlam’s Luke Vardy and Chilliwack’s Jack Sparkes were ejected for fighting, the Express jumped to a 2-0 lead on goals by Logan Morrell and Drew Garzone.
Dylan Kinch got the Chiefs back to within a goal with 27 seconds left in the period.
Krill's second goal of the night, on a power play, restored Coquitlam’s two-goal margin late in the third period and the visitors sealed it on an unassisted empty-netter by Logan Morrell with 1:24 left in regulation time.
Adam Manji made 26 saves for his second win in as many nights while the Express fired 31 shots at Chilliwack keeper Austin McNicholas.
Coquitlam has won all three games the rivals have played so far this season.
The Express closes out its schedule leading to the holiday break with home games against the Nanaimo Clippers on Dec. 13 and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Dec. 16, Both games start at 7 p.m. at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex.