By: Dante De Caria | Photo: Alicia Baas
Powell River, BC – The Powell River Kings took three of a possible four points in a double-header on Friday and Saturday against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on home ice.
The Kings opened the double-header with a 7-1 victory on Friday, and followed with a 3-2 overtime loss on Saturday. Powell River finishes the season series 5-2-1, with a six point lead over Alberni Valley in Island Division standings.
In the Kings 7-1 victory on Friday, Brett Roloson had a two goal performance, reaching the 20-goal mark. Reilly Moran (1G/3A), Davis Pennington (1G/2A), and Ian Kern (2A) set career-high’s for points in a game. Derek Krall made 28-saves for his 21st victory this season.
The Kings trailed 1-0 after one, and scored five in the second period, and two more in the third for seven unanswered goals in their ninth comeback win this season. Things got rough in the third, as their were three fights, 15 misconducts, and 60 total penalty minutes when it was all said and done.
Then in the 3-2 loss on Saturday, the Bulldogs came back from a 2-1 deficit. Caige Sterzer tied the game with 24-seconds to play, and Tommy Bannister won the game in overtime, snapping their six game losing-streak, while also grabbing their first road victory in 2020.
The Bulldogs also grab their league leading seventh win when trailing after two periods of play this. Alberni Valley improves to 5-1 in overtime, while Powell River falls to 1-5 in extra-time. Deven Leduc scored his 16th, Ethan Schmunk notched his 12th, and Derek Krall made 24-saves in the loss. Bulldogs emergency call-up goaltender Carlos Siso made 29-saves for his first career BCHL victory.
The Powell River Kings now sit 27-22-4, third in the Island Division, and tied for sixth in the BCHL with 59-points. The Kings have four games remaining, with two of them on home ice.
The Powell River Kings are back in action this Saturday and Sunday on the road against Nanaimo and Victoria. The Kings are back home to finish the regular season with a double-header against the Victoria Grizzlies on February 21st and 22nd.
HIGHLIGHTS (Friday and Saturday)