It was a tough Saturday night for the Prince George Spruce Kings as they were shut-out 4-0 on home ice against the Penticton Vees.
Spruce Kings Goaltender, Stefan Wornig stopped 46 of 50 shots, while Mat Robson had 21 saves to earn the shut-out in his BCHL debut with the Vees. Despite the Spruce Kings being outshot 13-4 in the first frame, both sides went into the first intermission tied at 0-0.
However, things really started to pick-up in the second period. Wornig could only stand on his head saving pucks for so long, as he denied a break-away opportunity, but couldn’t save an unfortunate bounce. Penticton’s Ty Amonte took advantage of an un-lucky give-away from a Spruce Kings defender and put home his shot in the top left corner to put the Vees up 1-0.
It only got worse from there for Prince George. Penticton would add three goals in the span of 11 minutes. Owen Sillinger put one home with Wornig out of position, leaving a wide open cage, and Amonte would add his second goal of the night with a sharp-angled shot from the left side of the net.
The Vees would cap off the night with a beautiful passing play from Captain Nic Jones feeding Ryley Risling left untouched and able to go five-hole on Wornig.
A late push wouldn’t be enough for the Spruce Kings as they take the hard fought loss. Prince George is back in action this week starting on Wednesday playing host to the Wenatchee Wild three times in four nights. The two teams will have Thursday off before playing again Friday and Saturday night.