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Spruce Kings sweep Centennials

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Five different Prince George Spruce Kings found the back of the net, giving the home team their second win in a row by a 5-2 score to complete the weekend sweep of the Merritt Centennials.

1st PERIOD:

PG: Just over three minutes into the opening period on a Prince George man advantage, 20-year-old forward Rowan Miller got the puck at the right of the goal in tight and put it by John Hicks to start the scoring for the Spruce Kings. Miller’s third of the season had the assists credited to both Nick Rhéaume and John Herrington at 3:21.

PG: In the final minute of the first frame, Colton Cameron entered the attacking zone and spotted Austin Fraser at the right circle, and Fraser roofed it top shelf to double the Prince George lead. Fraser’s third of the year was assisted by both Cameron and Max Borovinskiy at 19:17.

SHOTS:

MER 5 PG 16

2nd PERIOD:

PG: On a Spruce King power-play, Dylan Schives held the puck at the right point and whipped it to the right circle for John Herrington who wired a one timer top corner on Hicks to give the Spruce Kings a 3-0 lead. Herrington’s team leading fifth of the season came from Both Schives and Simon Labelle at 14:24.

MER: On a late Centennial power-play, the puck was thrown to the goal, and it was Davide Patella who was able to put in his first goal as a Centennial. Patella’s tally came from both Levi Carter and Jacob Dewitt at 19:56

SHOTS:

MER 9 PG 11

3rd PERIOD:

PG: 3:50 into the period, Simon Labelle wheeled into the attacking zone and fired it cross ice to Rowan Miller who was initially robbed by John Hicks, however, the rebound came to Nick Rhéaume in tight with an open cage and deposited his third of the year into the empty cage. Rhéaume’s marker came from Miller and Labelle.

MER: The puck came in behind the Spruce King goal line and the puck was shot in front and went off the body of Connor Farren and the puck pinballed its way past Jordan Fairlie to make it a 4-2 game. Farren’s first of the season was assisted by both Davide Patella and Will Bowman at 8:05.

PG: At 8:46, Ben LeFranc dazzled and dazzled around a Centennial def in the offensive zone and ripped one top corner from the left circle to regain the Spruce Kings three goal lead. LeFranc’s first of the season came from both Nick Rhéaume and Dylan Schives.

 

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