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Kings defeat Wild for first win of the season

It’s BCHL showcase week as there is lots on line for the Kings, not only to impress the scouts looking on but to pick up win number 1 one the season, and they would have to go through the Wenatchee Wild to do so.

It was a back a forth first period as both teams would trade chances but it would remain scoreless after 20 as Zak Brice stopped all 13 shots he faced in the opening frame. The Wild outshot the Kings 13-6.

In the second period it was more of the same until 11 minutes in just after the Kings killed a penalty Parker Lalonde would chip it up to Anthony Lucarelli who sped to the middle with a man on him and put it on his backhand and roofed it over Wild goalie Tyler Shea. The goal would give the Kings their first lead on the season and also be Anthony’s first in the BCHL.

In the third the Wild would look to equalize and they would 3:41 in on the Power Play as a bank pass of the end boards found Ben Troumbly in front and he would one time it in past Brice to tie the game at one. The Wild would keep on pressing as 7 minutes later Cade Stibbe fired it on goal while Brice made the save the rebound went right to Ben Ivey who shot it into the open cage to give the Wild the lead 2-1. Looking for their first win on the season the Kings kept on pushing and were rewarded on the PP as a shot from the point by Casey Amen created a rebound and the puck found its way onto the stick of Lucarelli who netted his 2nd of the game and tied for the Kings at 2.

The Kings would go on to overtime for the first time this season. Both teams traded chances but a shootout was need. As the first 2 shooters for each team failed to score it was up to the Kings hottest player in Hunter Andrew and he continued his tear, scoring top corner to give the Kings the lead in the shootout as Zak Brice would stop Cade Littler to give the Kings thier first win on the year.

Parker Lalonde would rack 2 assists in the game and Zak Brice made 44 saves for his first BCHL victory. The Kings now 1-4 on the season will play Friday Oct 22 at 1pm in the first ever meeting with the Cranbrook Bucks.