The Spruce Kings got a very much needed win tonight to wrap up the three-game home stand. PG were 5-2 winners against the West Kelowna Warriors.
In the opening period, Warriors forward Max Bulawka was rewarded a penalty shot as he was taken down on a breakaway by Evan Orr. The Warriors forward beat Jett Alexander but lost the handle on the puck, keeping this game scoreless. A few minutes later, the Spruce Kings found themselves on the power-play, and they converted.
Nick Bochen took a shot from the point that may have hit something along the way and found its way in the back of the net to give PG a 1-0 lead. The Spruce Kings took the one goal lead to the dressing room after the opening 20 minutes.
In the second period, Nick Bochen blew a tire at the blue line, leading to a Warriors three on one. Prince George native Brandon Dent converted for the Warriors tying the game up at one.
That was Dent’s team leading 11th of the season. The Spruce Kings were able to answer late in the second. Ryan McAllister fired a picture-perfect shot top cheddar over goaltender Johnny Derrick to regain the Spruce Kings lead. Just over a minute later, Nick Poisson tipped a puck off a Bochen point shot that gave the Spruce Kings a two-goal lead after 40 minutes.
In the final frame, it was Bulawka who got a pass in the slot and sniped past Jett Alexander to cut the PG lead 3-2. Prince George again responded. A good rush by the line of Poisson, Nolan Welsh, and Andrew Seaman led to the puck coming on Poisson’s stick with a wide-open cage and made no mistake to give the Spruce Kings a 4-2 lead.
That was Poisson’s second marker of the night. The Spruce Kings put the game away as Carter Cochrane tucked the puck in the empty net solidify a 5-2 Spruce Kings win.
The Spruce Kings now head on for a lengthy road trip beginning Tuesday night in Parksville to take on the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.
- Nick Bochen ( 1 G, 1 A) (PG)
- Max Bulawks (1 G) (WK)
- Nick Poisson ( 2 G 1 A ) (PG)
FORTIS ENERGY PLAYER OF THE GAME – Ryan McAllister ( 1 G)