The fans were the real winners on Sunday afternoon at Brooks Secondary as the Powell River Kings and BC Special Olympics Vipers put on an instant classic that saw the Vipers prevail in a shootout.
Josh Coblenz got the Kings on the board in the 1st quarter before Brenden Saether gave Powell River their first lead of the game, his first goal in Powell River colours. The Vipers stormed back and tied the game at 2. Ethan Kimball scored one in tight to give the Kings a 3-2 lead but the Vipers tied the game, sneaking one past Kings goalie Jack Long to tie the game at 3.
A game winner couldn’t be found in regulation, so after a short conference on what the overtime format would be, the teams settled on a 5-player shootout. The Kings put up their 20 year olds to lead the way with Mitch Williams leading off, followed by Josh Coblenz, Ryan Pouliot and finally Ben Berard who needed to score to keep the shootout alive after the Vipers scored on Long. The Vipers goalie stood tall, stopping all Powell River chances and sealing the victory by a 4-3 score.
Thank you to everyone who came out to watch this annual contest. Entry was by donation to BC Special Olympics.
Here is our Facebook Live stream featuring all the action of the 2nd half, plus some interviews with Kings players and Head Coach Ben Wozney.
Live from Brooks Gym, all the action between the Kings and BC Special Olympics Vipers.
Posted by Powell River Kings on Sunday, February 10, 2019