Chiefs advance to BCHL final

The Chilliwack Chiefs are through to the Fred Page Cup B.C. Hockey League final

The Chilliwack Chiefs are through to the Fred Page Cup B.C. Hockey League final after rallying to beat the West Kelowna Warriors 4-3 Sunday night at Prospera Centre.

The Chiefs scored three in the third period, rallying from a 2-0 deficit.

They are the first team through to round four, and they’ll play the winner of Tuesday night’s game between West Kelowna and the Nanaimo  Clippers that will determine their opponent in the best-of-seven series.

Sunday’s win was also the first by a home team in the double round-robin format.

n University of North Dakota dumped the Quinnipiac Bobcats 5-1 in the NCAA Men’s Div. 1 Frozen Four championship game Saturday in Tampa, Fla.

Former Vernon Vipers forward Thomas Aldworth drew into the Quinnipiac lineup for the final after sitting out the semifinal Thursday, a 3-2 win over the Boston College Eagles.

Aldworth was -2 in the final with one shot on goal.

Former Vipers teammate Luke Shiplo did not play in either Bobcats game in Tampa.

n Jack Walker scored a pair of power play goals and Coleman Vollrath made 26 saves to lead the Victoria Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Kelowna Rockets Saturday in Western Hockey League playoff action at Save On Foods Memorial Arena.

The Royals lead the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal two games to none.

Game 3 went Tuesday night and Game 4 will be played Thursday at Prospera Place in Kelowna.

Vernon’s Cole Sanford and the Regina Pats dropped the first two games of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal to the Red Deer Rebels.

The Rebels won the opener 3-2, with Sanford scoring once for the Pats. He had 1+1 in a 4-3 Game 2 defeat.

Game 3 was in Regina Tuesday. Game 4 is slated for Thursday.

n The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion 100 Mile House Wranglers won the Cyclone Taylor Cup B.C. Junior B championship with a 5-4 win over the host Victoria Cougars in Sunday’s final.

Former Vernon Viper Tyler Povelofskie set up the winning goal by Ryan Friesen on a powerplay with 55 seconds left in regulation time for the Wranglers, who advance to the Keystone Cup Western Canadian Championships in Regina.