Monday, February 15, 2016

Spruce Kings Lose Season Series to Express


                      1                                         Final Score                                        4
Goal Scorers
Leone, McIlmurray (2), Stout
Total Shots
1st Period Shots
2nd Period Shots
3rd Period Shots
0 for 4
Power Play
0 for 2
Kyle Johnson
3rd Star

2nd Star
Austin McIlmurray

1st Star
Lawson Fenton

            In the third game in as many nights, the Spruce Kings got off to a slow start, and couldn’t recover.

            Returning from injury, Luca Leona contributed in a big way, as just 1:01 into the first period he was able to get a shot off that clipped McCloskey, and beat him for the 1-0 lead.

            Neither team would muster up much offence for the rest of the period, combining for just 10 shots overall.

            In the second it was Coquitlam doubling their lead as Blake Hayward rushed down the left wing, and sent a perfect saucer pass across to Austin McIlmurray racing on the right side, and was just able to get his stick out in time to put a shot past McCloskey.

            Then to finish the period off, Owen Stout was able to score with just 57.6 seconds remaining to give Coquitlam a 3-0 lead heading to the final period.
            Entering the game, Prince George had yet to win a game when trailing after two periods, with just one overtime loss to show in 32 occasions.

            Playing just five minutes from his hometown, Kyle Johnson would eventually reply to get Prince George on the board. The Port Moody native picked up his second goal in as many nights 16 minutes into the third to make it a two goal game.

            The Spruce Kings would earn three more power plays in the third, but were unable to beat Fenton. With 17 seconds left and PG pressing, the Express were able to break the other way on a 3-on-1, and after about five passes more than needed, McIlmurray tapped home his second of the game.
           With the win, Coquitlam won the season series 4-3. Prince George won twice at home, and once on the road for their three wins. 

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