Kings lose two of three on road

The Prince George Citizen - - Sports - Cit­i­zen staff

Hop­ing to board an ex­press train to vic­tory Sun­day af­ter­noon in Co­quit­lam, the Prince Ge­orge Spruce Kings’ gas tank ran dry.

Play­ing their third B.C. Hockey League game in less than three days, they lost 5-1 to the Co­quit­lam Ex­press.

Danny Pear­son scored two goals. James Bohn, Bradley Ong and Cooper Con­nell also made a dent in the Spruce Kings’ nets guarded by 17-year-old goalie Jack McGovern, who made his sec­ond ca­reer BCHL start.

Pre­ston Broziak, with his third goal of the sea­son, an unas­sisted ef­fort mid­way through the third pe­riod, was the only Kings shooter to score on Ex­press goalie Clay Steven­son. Steven­son stopped a penalty shot at­tempt in the first pe­riod awarded to Kings for­ward Thomas Richter.

The Ex­press out­shot the Kings 35-13 and held Prince Ge­orge with­out a shot in the first pe­riod, build­ing a 14-0 ad­van­tage. Bohn, Ong and Pear­son fi­nally got to McGovern in the sec­ond pe­riod. Pear­son’s first of the night, 17:41 into the sec­ond pe­riod, was as­sisted by for­mer Spruce King for­ward Tyler Sch­leppe.

In­juries left the Kings with just four of their reg­u­lar de­fence­men - Nolan Bar­rett, Nick Bochen, Colton Cameron and Am­ran Bhabra. For the Co­quit­lam game they called up af­fil­i­ate player Ryan Suzukovich from the ju­nior B North Van­cou­ver Wolf Pack.

The Kings started their trip with a 6-2 loss in Chilli­wack. They beat the Lan­g­ley River­men

The Kings (2-3-2-0, third in Main­land Divi­sion) are at home at Rolling Mix Con­crete Arena to face the Port Al­berni Bull­dogs on Fri­day, fol­lowed by a Satur­day test against the Trail Smoke Eaters.

The Ex­press out­shot the Kings 35-13 and held Prince Ge­orge with­out a shot in the first pe­riod...

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