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Spruce Kings win Doyle Cup

Chong Min Lee may have to never pay for a meal again in Prince George.

The 19-year-old played the hero on Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at the Rolling Mix Concrete scoring the game-winner to help claim the Spruce Kings first Doyle Cup title on Saturday.

After trailing 2-1 heading into the third period against the Brooks Bandits, the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup champs potted three goals in the final twenty minutes including two more from Ben Brar and Patrick Cozzi.

“We have a great group of guys and a lot of them from last year and they know how to play and they helped our rookies follow their lead,” said Lee.

“This is awesome, I mean we worked hard and we played hard it’s awesome to win the cup and we’re going to be ready for the National Junior A Championship.”

The comeback begain with Ben Brar putting home a one-timed a feed from Dustin Manz.

Logan Neaton was the backbone again for Prince George making 22 saves in the victory.

“It’s unbelievable, such a good feeling to accomplish this with this group of guys but we still have some work to do.”

Does winning the Doyle Cup at home elicpse winning the Fred Page Cup in Vernon a few weeks ago?

Neaton said that’s a hard question to answer.

“The Fred Page Cup is pretty big and is great title but to do this in front of these fans, we owe it to them and win something in front of them so to be able to do that for them means a lot.”

Lucas Vanroboys added a single while Tyler Campbell and Mack Hancock scored in defeat for Brooks.

Both the Spruce Kings and Bandits are off to the National Junior A Championship taking place in Brooks from May 11-19.

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