Spruce Kings Unable To Move Into First Place

By Ryan Cavani
January 14, 2019 - 4:28pm Updated: January 14, 2019 - 8:05pm

PRINCE GEORGE - Despite a successful weekend where they won three out of four points, the Spruce Kings were unable to move into first place in the BCHL.

The Kings faced the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Friday night, and the Kings came to play. The Kings started out hot, scoring a powerplay goal less than two minutes into the game before adding a second powerplay marker before the halfway point of the first. 

It was more of the same in the second period, with Ben Brar scoring number 24 on the year, increasing the lead to three. From there the Kings would neutralize the Capitals offence, while still pouring on the shots. The Kings would go on to outshoot the Caps 38-22 and go on to win the contest 3-0.

Coming into their second game, the Kings had a chance to move into first place in the league if they could get a win over the Chilliwack Chiefs.

After the Chiefs opened the scoring, Ben Brar would tie the game in the second period by scoring his 25th goal of the season. The Chiefs kept coming and would score twice in the second. 

In the third the Kings found their footing and Chong Min Lee would score his fifth of the year, cutting the deficit in half. Towards the end of the third period, Kings winger Nicholas Poisson would tie the game. It wasn't enough though as the Kings would fall in the shootout.

The Kings currently sit two points back of the Chiefs for first place in the league.

You can watch the next Kings home game on Friday, January 25 at Rolling Mix Concrete Arena. 

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