The Prince George Spruce Kings continue to string together huge performances, even in times of adversity.
Down 3-1 midway through Saturday night’s contest against the Coquitlam Express, the Spruce Kings rallied together to come away with a 6-4 victory on home ice.
After letting in three goals on nine shots, Spruce Kings Coach, Chad Van Diemen pulled Tavin Grant and put Stefan Wornig between the pipes. The goalie change worked for Prince George as the club capitalized late in the second period when Travis Schneider was able to fire a wrister from the left circle, over the shoulder of Coquitlam goalie, Reid Cooper.
Less than three minutes into the third period, Prince George was able to tie the game up with a Connor Russell point shot tipped in by Ben Poisson.
Coquitlam came firing back with a goal from Hayden Knight, but that lead was short-lived. Just 11 seconds later, the Spruce Kings tied it up again as Parker Colley got on the board. A bit later, Russell would find Jamie Huber to make it 5-4 and give the Spruce Kings its first lead of the night.
Huber would add a second goal just before the halfway point of the third off a pass from the Captain, Brett Mennear to secure a Spruce Kings 6-4 win.
Prince George outshot Coquitlam 56-18, while Wornig saved eight of the nine shots he faced in the winning performance. The Spruce Kings now take a few days off and travel to Trail on Friday night for a bout with the Smoke Eaters.
PHOTO CREDIT: Matt Jensen Photography/ Prince George Spruce Kings