Having a 4-0-1 record against the RBC Cup hosts is nothing to sneeze at.
That is exactly what the Prince George Spruce Kings have against the Chilliwack Chiefs following a 3-2 win Friday in front 1,443 screaming fans at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.
Liam Watson-Brawn, Patrick Cozzi and Ben Brar scored goals giving the Spruce Kings leads of 2-0 and 3-1 and did just enough to hold off their Mainland Division rivals as they opened up a five point lead on the Surrey Eagles for first place.
Evan DeBrouwer was steady again between the pipes allowing two goals on just 26 shots.
“They pushed, they are a good team and there is no doubt in my mind that when we are in a tight game against them they are going to push and our guys held on and made great plays at the right time and DeBrouwer was really solid to get us that win,” says Kyle Johnson, Spruce Kings Captain.
The 20-year-old goaltender is enjoying his best season in the BCHL ranking third amongst goalies with a record of 21-13-0-4 along with a 2.30 GAA and a .918 save percentage.
Johnson says during various times of the season, DeBrouwer has risen up in key moments to help keep the steams within the upper echelon of the BCHL.
“He’s been awesome, there has been a lot of games we can look at in the standings and directly credit to his work, he has been incredible for us and when our players aren’t too happy with their play in front and he bails you out, that’s all you can ask for from your goalie.”
Prince George’s record at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena now stands at 18-5-1-1.
The Spruce Kings have outscored the Chiefs by a 24-10 margin.
Both teams play tomorrow at 7 p.m. from the RMCA.
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