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Three-goal explosion paces Spruce Kings to game seven victory over Chilliwack

Photo courtesy of Vicki Brown Photography

The Prince George Spruce Kings saved their best for last against the Chilliwack Chiefs.

Jay Keranen scored the game-winning goal giving the hosts a 3-1 victory in front of 1,463 fans at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.

“I saw Anhorn up top and I thought he was going to shoot and he looked over and passed to me and I turned around and just got a shot on net and it went in.”

Prince George scored three unanswered goals after trailing 1-0 after two periods of play.

Ethan de Jong evened the score thanks to a shorthanded breakaway goal to make it 1-1.

“I was kind of surprised I got the handle on the puck, it kind of got away from me there but I got it back and ended up working out because the goalie bit on it as I took it back and scored and the place went wild, it’s pretty incredible honestly.”

“We needed to break one through, in the second period we had a lot of chances we just couldn’t put on the net as we had a nice three-on-one and we just couldn’t finish and then finally we broke through and things started rolling,” added de Jong.

The second year forward put away the series with an empty-net goal who now advance to the second round against the Surrey Eagles, which begins Friday and Saturday at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena at 7 PM.

The Spruce Kings will see the return of forward Blake Hayward after he finished serving a four game suspension against the Chilliwack.