Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kings Close Out November on a Winning Note

Powell River ended the week on a winning note. The Kings went two for two on the Island with wins over Nanaimo (2-1) and Alberni Valley (4-1). The wins give the team an eight point cushion atop the Coastal Confernce and a seven point lead in the BCHL.  Their record also jumped to an impressive 10-2-3-1 away from the Hap Parker Arena. 

Kent Lewis stated on Friday that in order to be successful on the weekend they had to be better prepared and have a much better work ethic. That was answered in both games as Powell River showed a determined and gritty performance over the six periods they played.  A more physical presence in both zones was  displayed, creating scoring opportunites at one end and snuffing out chances at the other. Something we didn't see earlier in the week.

The team has five days to prepare for a Friday night home game versus Langley. The Kings will get back on the ice for practice tomorrow afternoon.

Don't forget the team is playing the Brooks Secondary Senior Girls Soccer Team tomorrow night at 7:00pm at the school field. The team is seeking pledges for the contest with all proceeds going to their Movember cause.

Weekend's three stars:
1. Sean Maguire
The 17 year-old was terrific going 2-0 on the weekend stopping 50 of 52 shots over the two games. His save percentage was a staggering .962 on the weekend. He dropped his GAA to 2.09 and bumped his Save Percentage to .919.

2. Jon Jutzi
The rookie rearguard from Tavistock, Ontario played outstanding.  He scored a beauty goal on a nice rush on Frank Slubowski that will be talked about for quite some time. Geoff Grimwood commented on the post-game show, saying some of the plays the 19 year-old makes are hints of bigger things to come.

3. Andrew Pettitt
The third year King embodies the team first attitude Kent Lewis expects out of his players. I can recount a dozen times when he went down to block oppostion shots on the PK and even strength. As Grimwood put it, not too many 35 goal guys would do some of the stuff he has done. Oh, by the way, he scored both game winning goals to boot. Not bad eh?

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