Special teams may be considered a third of the game, but it sure came in handy for the Prince George Spruce Kings on Saturday.
A three-for-six performance on the power-play led Prince George to a convincing 4-1 victory over the Vernon Vipers from Kal Tire Place.
The trio of Dustin Manz, Patrick Cozzi and Ben Brar tallied for the first three while 20-year-old defenceman Max Coyle added the exclamation point, which saw the Spruce Kings carry a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Vernon’s lone goal came in the third period from Teddy Wooding.
The Vipers outshot Prince George 26-22.
Former Spruce King Bradley Cooper was shelled for four goals on ten shots in the Viper net before being replaced by Aidan Porter.
Logan Neaton posted a 25-save victory for Prince George.
The three-game Okanagan road swing concludes Sunday in West Kelowna against the Warriors at noon.