Dante De Caria
Duncan, BC – Levi Glasman scored twice with under two minutes left to tie and take the lead, as the Powell River Kings (9-11) edge the Cowichan Valley Capitals (11-8-2) 4-3 on Friday night at the Cowichan Community Centre.
The Kings complete their fourth comeback win this season, as they trailed 3-1 midway through the second period. It was Reilly Moran’s ninth of the season that cut the deficit to 3-2 with just over a minute left in the second. He just threw the puck on net from the circle, and it got through the legs of Zach Borgiel.
Late in the third period, the Kings killed off a four minute high-sticking penalty to Glasman, and used that momentum to tie and take the lead later on. Glasman finished his two-goal performance, scoring the game-winner with 10-seconds left in the game. He took the puck in on the left wing side, and shot it off Borgiel’s shoulder and in.
“I took a penalty right before, and thankfully the boys killed it off,” said Glasman following their huge comeback win. “I knew I had to step up for the team, and try to get something going.”
Derek Krall kept the Kings in it, making 30-saves and nine stops in the final frame for his second win as a King’.
“He brings so much confidence to the team when we have a guy who can make a save when we really need it,” added Glasman on Krall’s performance. “He battles every night, and we can’t thank him enough.”
The Kings now lead the season series 2-1, with their next meeting set for December 7th in Duncan. Shots were equal 33-33, but 12-9 for the Kings in the third.
Jacob Slipec playing on the top line finished with two assists after he assisted both of Glasman’s goals. Dawson McKay scored for the second straight game, as he opened the scoring early in the first with his seventh this season.
The Powell River Kings are back in action tonight (Saturday, November 2nd) against the 10-9-1 Alberni Valley Bulldogs at 7:00 p.m., at the Weyerhaeuser Arena. The Kings will finish off a three-in-three weekend against the Island Division leading Nanaimo Clippers on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
The Kings are back at home Friday, November 8th against the West Kelowna Warriors.