The Langley Rivermen will be itching for payback when they meet the Victoria Grizzlies in B.C. Hockey League action at The Q Centre.
The Grizzlies (21-17) upended the Coastal Conference-leading Rivermen 7-2 in their last game Sunday in Langley. The Rivermen (26-9-3) rebounded for a 3-2 win in Chilliwack against the Chiefs while the Grizzlies have not played since then.
Both teams have been playing well with Langley 8-2 in its last 10 games and the Grizzlies 7-3. Langley leads the head-to-head season series 2-1 with 3-0 and 2-1 victories. The Grizzlies are 12-6 at home and the Rivermen 11-5-2 on the road.
Riley Wallack, committed to Long Island University in NCAA Div. 1, leads Langley with 20 goals and 41 points. The Royals have a trio of players with 50-plus points with Matthew Wood on 59, captain Ellis Rickwood on 56 and Connor Eddy on 51. All three are in the top-10 of BCHL scoring with Wood second, Rickwood third and Eddy tied for fourth.
Revenge will also be the theme of the night Saturday when the Grizzlies host the Coquitlam Express in The Q Centre, but with the skate on the other foot. The Express (10-20-5) upset the Grizzlies 3-1 in their meeting last week on the Lower Mainland with the Grizzlies looking for payback.
The Saturday game is Help Fill a Dream Foundation Night in which Victoria club will wear third jerseys that were designed by Grizzlies forward Jackson Morehouse.