Sunday, October 18, 2015

Warriors Take Kings Crown


                      2                                       Final Score                                        5
LeBrun, Ponak
Goal Scorers
Blackburn (2), Desbiems, Harrison, Marino
Total Shots
1st Period Shots
2nd Period Shots
3rd Period Shots
 1 for 2
Power Play
0 for 3 

3rd Star
Jake Harrison

2nd Star
Scott Allan

1st Star
Liam Blackburn

Current Record

For the second time in two nights the Prince George Spruce Kings lost 5-2. This game was a lot tougher for the tema to handle though, after managing a mere seven shots in two periods. The West Kelowna Warriors on the other hand had 33 in that time.

The scoring got started early for the home team, as Liam Blackburn scorched his hometown Prince George team, and snapped one past Tanguay for his first of the game. West Kelowna would gather another power play in the period, but Prince George would kill it off. In that first period PG had two shots.

Things weren’t any better in the second, as Adam Burnett stepped out of the box, as Blackburn and Mennear had just raced past on a two-on-two. Mennear took the shot, and aimed it perfectly so that when Tanguay kicked his leg out for the original save, the puck wound up right on the tape of Blackburn. He would make no mistake, and roof it over a sprawled Tanguay.

In the third, West Kelowna doubled their lead less than two minutes into the frame. First Jake Harrison rocketed a shot from the point that went off the post, and then in off the back of Tanguay. Just over a minute later, Desbien burst down the left side, and cut to the front of the net where her was able to tap on in. Finally Prince George would head to their first proper power play of the game, and Jake LeBrun scored to get his tea, on the board and make it 4-1. Any slim chance of a comeback was snuffed out two minute later when Kyle Marino the captain of the Warriors would respond to put the game at 5-1.

Late in the game there was a milestone for a Spruce King, as Oliver Trachsel sped down the left side, passed the puck to Bryan Basilico, and then he fed Nic Ponak in front of the net for his first BCHL goal.

Turning Point: In at the tail end of a four-on-four, West Kelowna scored to double their lead. So instead of starting their power play with chance to tie the game, Prince George got stunned right away, and were suddenly aiming just to cut the lead in half.

Silver Lining: It was a rough game against the Warriors, but the Spruce Kings managed to go perfect on the penalty kill stopping all three opportunities. Sam Tanguay was a big part of that, and the game against West Kelowna may have been his best as a Spruce King. Nic Ponak also scored his first BCHL. For rookies on the Spruce Kings, now it is just Parker Colley in search of his first goal after recording three assists so far.

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