The Powell River Kings treated themselves to six points over the Halloween weekend. It began with a road win in Coquitlam on Friday, and concluded with back to back wins over the Langley Chiefs on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
This afternoon, the Kings downed Langley 4-1 in front of 712 fans at the Hap Parker Arena. The win gives the Kings a four point cushion atop of the Coastal Conference standings.
The Halloween matinee played similar to last night's contest. The Kings controlled the game from start to finish, scoring when they needed to and surpressing the Langley attack.
The Kings scored the only goal of the first period, as Andrew Pettitt found the score sheet at the 8:26 mark. Powell River could have scored more if it wasn't for the play of Cole Huggins in the Langley net.
In the second period, Steven Schmidt put on quite the performance. The Campbell River native scored twice, one at even strength and one on a power-play, to give his team a 3-0 lead after forty minutes. Shots after two periods were 35- 14 in favour of Powell River.
The third period seemed to be no more than a formality. The Kings weren't overly threatened by what looked to be a defeated Langley side. Langley's Josh Myers was able to break Mike Garteig's goose egg on a late marker with a nice individual effort. Cohen Adair put the final touch on the game when he added an empty net goal with 47 seconds remaining.
The win vaults the Kings record to 15-4-1-1, first place overall in the BCHL.
Could we see a top 5 ranking tomorrow afternoon in the CJHL standings?