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RECAP: SPRUCE KINGS EDGE WARRIORS IN FIRST GAME OF SHOWCASE

Photo Credit: Garrett James Photography 

October 4th, 2019

PENTICTON, B.C. – The defending Fred Page Cup Champion Prince George Spruce Kings defeat the West Kelowna Warriors by a score of 3-2 Friday morning,

The Warriors and Spruce Kings were neck and neck to start the hockey game trading scoring chances but once the Warriors got into penalty trouble momentum would shift to the Spruce Kings side. On their second power play attempt the Warriors would allow a pass up the middle to Preston Brodziak who was score his 4th of the year to give the Spruce Kings a 1-0 lead after one. Shots on goal 12-3 Spruce Kings.

The Warriors came out strong in the second frame scoring a pair of goals. First after a scrum neat the Spruce Kings net the Warriors Max Bulawka would collect the loose puck and cross ice pass to Lucas Cullen who would find the open cage to tie the game up at 1. Minutes later the Warriors would go on the power play and after Declan Douthart would find Brandon Dent in the neutral zone Dent would skate right past Spruce Kings defender Brendan Hill and wire one top shelf past Jett Alexander to take a 2-1 lead. The Warriors wouldn’t be able to maintain the lead for long after getting themselves back into penalty trouble. With just over a minute remaining in the 2nd period, 16 year old Finn Williams would be able to tip a Nick Poisson shot in to tie it up heading into the third period.

Spruce Kings would score early in the third period with Chong Min Lee cycling around the Warriors zone doing a complete circle and firing a wrist shot past Brock Baier to give the Spruce Kings a 3-2 lead. The Warriors would have a couple chances late but couldn’t beat Spruce Kings goaltender Jett Alexander. Spruce Kings would hold on for a 3-2 victory picking up their 4th victory of the season. Warriors would lose their 

Three Stars:

  1. PG     Chong Min Lee       (1G)
  2. WKW   Lucas Cullen         (1G)
  3. PG     Nic Poisson             (3A)

Fortis Energy Player of the Game:

WKW      F Declan Douthart

The Warriors next game is Saturday October 5th versus the Vernon Vipers. Puck drop 4:00pm from the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. This game will be streamed on Hockey TV and will be broadcast on the Warriors radio network on Mixlr.