The Coquitlam Express scored its first win of the BC Hockey League season, defeating the Chilliwack Chiefs 3-2 Wednesday at the Chilliwack Coliseum.
The result was a small measure of revenge for Coquitlam, which has been ousted from the first round of the BCHL playoffs the last two seasons by the Chiefs.
The Express opened the scoring with a goal by Joseph Odyniec less than three minutes into the first period then exchanged a pair of goals each with the Chiefs in the second period. Neither team scored in the third frame of a chippy game that featured several skirmishes and misconduct penalties handed to Chilliwack’s Elliot Dutil and Austin Peters.
Odyniec added a second goal to lead Coquitlam’s scorers while Dylan Kinch had both goals for the Chiefs. Norwegian import Kasper Walther-Sneve scored the other goal for the Express, which outshot the host team 34-27.
Coquitlam, which opened the season last weekend with a pair of losses on home ice, next plays the Langley Rivermen, Saturday in Langley.