Dante De Caria
Powell River, BC – The Powell River Kings (4-0) remain undefeated after a 7-2 win over Cowichan Valley Capitals (3-1) on Sunday afternoon at the Hap Parker Arena.
The Kings improve to 4-0 for the first time since the 2011-12 season. Powell River is now the only undefeated team in the Island Division, and the second BCHL squad to reach four wins, joining the Penticton Vees.
Levi Glasman recorded his second career five-point game (2G/3A), while Ben Wozney (1G/3A) and Jack Brackett (2A) broke out with multi-point preformances.
The Kings opened the scoring for the third time this season, as Glasman scored bardown from below the right-circle. Glasman would later give the Kings a 2-1 lead in the first period. He picked up his second goal of the game after the officials decided to overturn their initial call that said the net was off before the puck crossed the line.
“It’s just Levi (Glasman) being Levi, he just goes out and has fun,” said Kings assistant coach Brock Sawyer. “He just puts himself in situations to score goals, works hard, comes to the rink everyday and enjoys being at the rink and around the guys.”
Glasman totaled four goals and seven points in two Kings wins this weekend.
“He (Glasman) just loves scoring goals, so you just let him go do his thing, and his infectious smile rubs off on other guys, and they enjoy it,” added Sawyer.
Hunter McCoy separated the one goal Capitals deficit in the second period, giving the Kings a 4-2 lead going into the final frame. McCoy flipped the puck over Dimitri Mikrogiannakis head for a two-on-one chance, leading to his second goal of the season. The Kings would score three more in the third to closeout their first of eight games against the Capitals.
During the Kings third period onslaught, the game became chippy as the Capitals took 13 penalties in the frame, leading to 23 penalty minutes in total. The Kings would take advantage, going 3-for-7 on the power-play, raising their PP% to a league second best 30%.
Sawyer said that the Kings had to stick up for each other when things started to get rough in the third.
“They love each other and they look out for each other. You look at the mess of penalties, and you just have to continue to work hard, let the opponent self-destruct,” said Sawyer. “When teams get silly, you stay level headed and say that’s fine and go on the power-play.”
The Kings also outshot the Capitals 39-18, leading to their largest shot differential this season at +21, while also raising their season shot differential to +56.
Michael Abgrall and Ben Wozney also scored their first career BCHL goals. Nic Porchetta scored for the second straight game, while Ethan Schmunk (1 G) and Davis Pennington (1 A) extended their point-streaks to four games.
The Powell River Kings will not play another home game this month, as their next home game is scheduled on October 11th against Penticton. Kings are back in action on Wednesday in Trail. You can follow the game on 95.7 Coast FM and Hockey TV.