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Cowichan scores early, often to bottle up Spruce Kings

Catch up hockey is often losing hockey.

The Prince George Spruce Kings found that out the hard way on Saturday dropping a 5-2 road decision to the Cowichan Valley Capitals in Duncan.

A two goal effort from captain Ben Poisson wasn’t enough as the Spruce Kings trailed 2-1 and 4-1 after the conclusion of the first 40 minutes, unable to dig themselves out of  the hole.

Paul Selleck led the charge offensively for the Caps with a pair of goals while Oliver Gautheir recorded a three-point effort in the win.

Logan Neaton had a night to forget in goal allowing four goals on 24 Cowichan Valley shots.

Spruce Kings forward Sean Donaldson collected a game-misconduct following a fighting major with Kolten Cousins with eight minutes left in the third period.

Prince George is now tied for the Mainland Division lead with the Chilliwack Chiefs as they wrap up a the three-game road swing tomorrow at 2pm against the Victoria Grizzlies.