Coquitlam Express forward Owen Stout continues his climb up the BCHL point-leader board after notching two assists during a 3-1 win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks Saturday night.
The 19-year-old forward is currently tied for second in the league with two goals and seven assists (nine points), behind Quin Foreman of West Kelowna who has seven goals and three assists (10 points).
Stout set up linemate William Lawrence midway through the first period to get Coquitlam on the board during a road game against the Silverbacks.
But the home team responded with a goal from Mitch Skapski before the Express re-took the lead with a marker from Domenic Masellis with 17 seconds left in the opening frame.
Neither team could muster a goal in the second but Coquitlam managed to strike again in the third when Stout fed Express captain Luca Leone to make it 3-1, a score that would hold until the final buzzer sounded.
Coquitlam goalie Reid Cooper turned away 40 of the 41 shots he faced, while the Express mustered 26 shots against Salmon Arm’s Michael Botiz.
However, Friday’s game did not go quite as well for the Express. The team struggled against the Vernon Vipers during a Friday night meeting at Kal Tire Place, with the home team taking down the visitors 4-1.
Vernon posted a 3-0 lead before Coquitlam could get on the board.
Leone’s goal in the second period was the only offence that the Express could muster despite registering 28 shots against the Vipers.
Coquitlam was scheduled to play West Kelowna on Thursday after The Tri-City News’ deadline. The club will now take a trip to Vancouver Island to play Alberni Valley on Saturday.