On a night when BC residents turned back their clocks, the Chiefs and Coquitlam Express did some turning back time of their own entertaining fans at Prospera Centre with a game that would have looked at home in 1985.
The teams combined for eleven goals with the Chiefs (11-8-1-2) scoring six to extend their unbeaten streak to five games.
The goals came early and often with the teams combining for five goals in the game’s first nine minutes.
Goals by Joshua Bruce and Sam Kozlowski 2:20 apart put the visitors up 2-0 by the 6:47 mark.
Adam Berg’s third goal of the season at 7:29 got the Chiefs to within one before Jared Turcotte scored his third of the season 54 seconds later to tie the game at two.
The Express regained the lead just 40 seconds later on a goal by Eric Linell.
That was the end of the night for Chiefs goaltender Mathieu Caron who was replaced by Daniel Chenard.
The teams settled down after that with no scoring till Corey Andonovski scored his fourth of the season to tie the game at three at the 7:26 mark of the second period.
Just over two minutes later Bruce scored his second of the night to put the visitors back up by one.
Sixty five seconds later the game was once again tied when Anthony Vincent scored his second of the season and first of two on the night.
Kaden Pickering’s goal with 28 seconds left in the period gave the Chiefs their first lead of the game.
In the game’s final period, Vincent’s goal at the 12:05 mark put the Chiefs up by two.
Alex Ambrosio’s fifth of the season 1:29 later got the Express back within one but that’s as close as they would come.