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Buono, Fawcett Pair Steer Kings to 5th Straight Win

The Kings have won their fifth straight game, a new season high, following a controlling 6-2 victory over the Surrey Eagles on Friday night.

A near textbook opening period for the Kings who scored the first goal of the game on the powerplay, with Matt Fawcett and Jayden Lee switching up on the blue line and opening up Fawcett for a shot that found a hole short side on Eagles netminder Kyle Dumba Fawcett’s 8th of the year and a 1-0 lead. The Kings would double up 5 minutes later with Jayden Lee skating freely through neutral ice, making a nice move at the blue line to draw a defenceman in, enabling Lee to get a low shot away for the far pad, kicking out a rebound for Christian Buono to bury, his 3rd of the year and a 2-0 advantage.

Powell River would score late in the first period, again through Fawcett who got a rocket away following a nice move from Christian Buono, and it was 3-0. Surrey got on the board inside the final minute and the Kings led 3-1 through 20.

The Kings were able to shut down any momentum from the late goal with a pair inside the first six minutes of the 2nd period. First, Kyle Kawamura picked out a puck from a battle in the high slot and fired it underneath the cross bar for his 3rd of the year and a 4-1 lead. Two minutes later, Christian Buono picked up a puck at centre and skated in, making a nice move on a couple of Eagles defencemen, sliding a puck five hole for his 2nd of the gameĀ  and a 5-1 advantage.

The Eagles got one back late in the 2nd but it was the Kings to hold the advantage, 5-2 through 40. The Kings opened the third down 5-on-3, and killed the penalty expertly, giving up few (if any) chances. Ryan Brushett then added a tally against his former team in the third as the Kings ran away 6-2 winners.

Join Brock Sawyer and Alex Rawnsley for tonight's Facebook Live post game show, breaking down tonight's game in Surrey.

Posted by Powell River Kings on Friday, November 2, 2018

The Kings continue their weekend by travelling to Wenatchee to take on the defending BCHL Champion Wenatchee Wild, a 7:05pm start on Saturday night.

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