Prince George Spruce Kings fans left the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena with ear to ear smiles Saturday night as the club defeated the Surrey Eagles by an incredible score of 11-2.
Surrey came into the contest behind Prince George in the standings, but was coming off a huge 6-1 victory over the Wenatchee Wild Thursday night, a team the Spruce Kings struggled with for the past two seasons.
On Saturday, Prince George came out firing with a quick start from the Captain, Brett Mennear. Just 34 seconds into the game, Tanner Campbell’s wrist shot sifted wide of the net hitting banking off the back boards for Mennear to clean up the rebound.
Surrey would tie things up halfway through the first frame as Jacob Dupont fired a wrister off the left post and past Spruce Kings goalie, Tavin Grant.
Not to be outdone, PG proved it could score early and late in the frame as well. Kyle Johnson ended a five game goalless drought late in the first period to put the Spruce Kings up 2-1 after 20 minutes of play.
After a back and forth battle, Jared Hovde got the insurance goal for Prince George just under a minute into the second period thanks to a feed from Ethan De Jong.
Three minutes later, Prince George would find the back of the net three times in a span of just 90 seconds with goals from Mennear, Johnson, and Hunter Luhmann.
A dominating third period performance would seal the deal with five more goals from the Spruce Kings including another from Luhmann.
Other goals came from Chong Lee who broke his 10 game scoreless streak, Tanner Campbell, Parker Colley, and a pair of goals from Ethan De Jong who finally got the monkey off his back and scored his first BCHL goal in his 23rd game.
Prince George outshot Surrey 33-25, while Tavin Grant made 23 saves to earn the victory.
The Spruce Kings are back at it again for a rematch with the Eagles 3 p.m. Sunday at Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.
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