A season-best 4-for-6 night on the powerplay saw the Kings score 6 unanswered goals and close out a season series with their 7th win against Cowichan this year, their 3rd in a row and 24th on the season, a 6-2 win on Sunday afternoon.
A pretty bleak opening 20 that saw a lot happen, but in the same fashion not a lot occur. Both teams enjoyed powerplay time, however a combined 16 shots with 8 each saw the game scoreless heading into the first intermission.
Cowichan came out firing in the second and took the game to Powell River, dominating the shot totals and finding a pair past Mitch Adamyk and the Kings to lead 2-0. Powell River then responded midway through the period on a good loop behind the goal from Nolan Krogfoss, who registered his first BCHL point by assisting on Rowan Miller’s tally to make it 2-1.
Then with a late second period powerplay, the Kings were able to tie the game on the rush as Levi Glasman put a sharp angle shot on goal that grazed off the pad and found Christian Buono near the far post, his 9th of the year and a 2-2 game through 40.
The third was all Powell River as Cowichan began to unravel by taking multiple penalties, including a five minute major for butt-ending. Levi Glasman opened the period with a pair of goals, his 12th and 13th both coming on the man advantage to make it 4-2, before Neal Samanski converted also on the powerplay and Ethan Kimball rounded out the scoring with a deflected puck past goaltender Jack Grant for a 6-2 lead. Mitch Adamyk stopped 29 Cowichan shots as the Kings maintained composure to close out the win.
Powell River wins the season series 7-1 over the Cowichan Valley Capitals. The 4/6 record on the powerplay is the 4th time this season the Kings have scored 3 or more goals against the Capitals on the powerplay (5th time overall against all opponents), going 17/46 (37%) in the season series.
Join Alex Rawnsley and Kings assistant coach Brock Sawyer for tonight's Facebook Live postgame show, breaking down tonight's game against the Cowichan Valley Capitals.
Posted by Powell River Kings on Sunday, January 6, 2019
The Kings hit the road for three straight next weekend through the Interior, visiting Penticton, Salmon Arm and Vernon in two and a half days before returning home for a big set against the Victoria Grizzlies.
Congratulations also to our 2018/19 Kings Dream Lottery and 50/50 Jackpot winners, who were announced in the 2nd intermission:
1st ($50,000): Iwal Van Veen
2nd ($10,000): Sharon Phillips
3rd ($2,500): Norm Evan
4th ($1,000): Jack MacDonald
5th ($1,000): BJ MacLaren
6th ($1,000): Dawn Markland
50/50 ($31,200): Denise Godfrey