PRINCE GEORGE BC – A good effort for 65 minutes, including goals from Simon Labelle and Rowan Miller, and 25 saves from Jordan Fairlie, turned out not be enough as the Salmon Arm Silverbacks edge the Spruce Kings by a 3-2 score in a shootout.
SA 9 PG 9
PG: A pass from Kolton Cousins at the right wing at neutral ice found Simon Labelle who streaked into the attacking zone and was all alone and put it top corner on Owen Say to give the Spruce Kings the lead. Labelle’s ninth of the season was assisted by Cousins and Nick Marciano at 9:38.
SA 8 PG 12
SA: Brandon Santa Juana was able to collect the puck at the right circle and was able to fire it through the legs of Jordan Fairlie to tie the game up at one. Santa Juana’s 14th of the season was assisted by Zack Smith and Simon Tassy at 8:16.
PG: 29 seconds later a Rowan Miller shot in the slot area found its way by Say to regain the Spruce Kings lead. Miller’s 21st of the season was assisted by Luc Laylin and Nick Rhéaume at 8:45.
SA: A point shot from Tucker Hartmann at the right point made its way through traffic and was tipped in by Simon Tassy to tie the game. Tassy’s 37th of the year came at 14:19 from both Hartmann and Michael Ladyman at 14:19.
SA 7 PG 5
SA 2 PG 1
16 players shot, there were three goals, the Spruce Kings scored one of them.
SA 3 PG 2 (Shootout)
SA 27 PG 27
SA 0/1 PG 1/5
1.PG: Simon Labelle (1 G)
2.SA: Simon Tassy (1 G)
3.PG: Jordan Fairlie (25 Saves)
FORTIS BC ENERGY PLAYER OF THE GAME:
PG: Rowan Miller (1 G)
Wednesday Night in Vernon against the Vipers at Kal Tire Place at 7:00 PM.