The Coquitlam Express and Langley Rivermen took turns playing the role of party pooper on the weekend.
The two teams split their home-and-home set on Friday and Saturday, with the visiting team winning both home openers.
The Express relied on a hat trick from Bo Pieper and solid goaltending from Gordie Defiel during Friday's 6-2 road win, while Langley's 5-4 double overtime win one day later spoiled the party at Poirier.
Saturday's home opener in Coquitlam saw the Rivermen stake out to a 3-0 lead before the 15-minute mark, before Adam Smith and Canon Pieper replied with a pair to close out the first.
Jace Hennig and captain Ryan Rosenthal helped chip away at the deficit in the second and third periods respectively, but Langley's Kevan Kilistoff sealed the deal two minutes into the second overtime session.
Pierce Dushenko absorbed the loss for the Express, after turning away 27 shots.
Friday's matchup featured three-point nights from both Pieper and Coquitlam native Adam Rockwood, while Defiel made 34 stops on 37 shots to preserve the win.
The remainder of Coquitlam's offence Friday came by way of singles from Corey Mackin and Rosenthal.
The 3-1-0-1 Express sit tied for second place in the Mainland Division with Langley.
The club hosts Prince George on both Friday and Sunday.
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