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Kings Wrap Homestand on Losing Note

The Powell River Kings wrapped one of their longest homestands of the season on a losing note, falling in overtime to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs by a 3-2 score in overtime on Saturday night.

After a scoreless first period that saw the Kings to the penalty box three times, a run to the box early in the second from the Bulldogs helped the Kings powerplay take control of the game. Early into the 2nd, Josh Coblenz cashed in on some nice play in front of the net from Ethan Schmunk who drew two in and swept over to Coblenz to bury into an open net for his 11th of the season and 4th of the weekend.

Then late in the period on another man advantage, Ryan Brushett continued his hot hand, scoring in his 5th straight game for a 2-0 Powell River advantage. Not long after the goal, a hit from Ryan Pouliot saw him ejected from the game and a Kings bench which started the game one forward short, now went down to 5-defencemen.

The Bulldogs got on the board in the third period with a powerplay goal of their own, before tying it with just under 7 minutes remaining on a turnover from the Kings in their own zone that let Dawson Tritt score his 2nd of the game for a 2-2 score. The game headed to overtime with shots favouring the Bulldogs 34-27 and the visitors earned a weekend split early into the extra session through Jackson Doucet beating Matteo Paler-Chow for a 3-2 win.

December 1st Postgame Show

Join Alex Rawnsley and Kings Assistant Coach Brock Sawyer as they discuss and breakdown tonight's game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

Posted by Powell River Kings on Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Kings finish their home stand with a record of 4-2-0-1, taking 9 of a possible 14 points. The team begins an odd stretch on their schedule, in Cowichan on Tuesday, home to host Salmon Arm on Friday before visiting Chilliwack on Saturday.

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