On Saturday the Kings looked to redeem themselves versus the Clippers after dropping the home opener 6-2. The Kings came to play but the Clippers had other plans.
The Kings got off to a solid start creating scoring opportunities but it was the Clippers who got on the board first as Keighan Gerrie snuck behind the defence and received a pass the let him on a partial break and sniped it top corner on Zak Brice. The Clippers would continue to roll on as Charles Tardif scored at 16:13 to make it 2-0 before Gerrie knocked in his 2nd of the game on a deflection as the Clips walked out of the 1st with a 3-0 lead.
In the second period Kenny Gerow took the crease in place of Zak Brice in hopes of rejuvenating the Kings. The boys kept on pressing but it was Gerrie once more on the breakaway beating Gerow off a deke for the Hat Trick and the 4-0 lead.
The Kings did not give up as we've seen early into the season they are a resilient bunch and were finally rewarded on the power play as Hunter Andrew tapped in the loose puck off a Max Potvin one timer to get the Kings on the score sheet. The Kings continued to apply the pressure and on a late power play Caleb Parkhouse scored what seemed to be a goal, but it was waved off due to a hand pass. The Clippers would win 4-1. The Kings Power Play would go 1 for 9 and Kenny Gerow was solid in his BCHL debut stopping 16 of the 17 shots he faced.
Despite the loss, Brock Sawyer had only positive things to say about his teams performance. "I'm proud of the effort we put forth, the score was not indicative of the game" he said "we battled hard, we deserve a better fate"
Up next the Kings will head to Nanaimo for the first road trip of the season as it's another double header against the Clippers as the Kings look to spoil the Clips party on their home turf.