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Spruce Kings ride hot power-play to victory aginst Chilliwack

Photo courtesy of Chuck Chin

It seemed like everytime the Chilliwack Chiefs took a penalty, the Prince George Spruce Kings power-play had an answer.

In Game 3 of the best-of-seven BCHL Mainland Division Final, the Spruce Kings went 5-for-10 on the man advantage coasting to an 8-0 victory over the Chiefs in front of 1,697 fans at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.

Prince George scored four unanswered goals in the first period four-goal opening frame with Ben Poisson scoring two of his three goals along with singles from Layton Ahac and Lucas Vanroboys.

Patrick Cozzi assisted on three of those markers who believed the team’s start was crucial.

“The first five minutes we wanted to be really physical on them to let them know were here to play and that’s it’s not going to be easy to play in our rink and I think we did that really well.”

The Chiefs came unglued late into the second period and spilling into the third with a stretch of eleven consecutive penalties, which also included misconducts to Clark Nelson, Brody Gagno and Cole Donhauser.

The Spruce Kings added three more goals from Nolan Welsh, Poisson (hat-trick) and Nick Bochen.

It would seem the Spruce Kings have been the more inspired group this entire series using the one point deficit to Chilliwack for the Mainland Division title and the BCHL’s best record as motivation.

“We were pretty frustrated in losing the league title to Chilliwack and that gave us a chip on our shoulder as nobody here really likes them too much so I think that is best motivation to be successful against them.”

The Spruce Kings outshot the Chiefs 46-13 in the contest.

Logan Neaton picked up the easy shutout.

Puck drop for Game 4 is 7pm from the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.