Sunday, February 13, 2011


  • Chad Niddery broke out for two short handed goals, both off breakaways, en route to a three goal performance. Niddery made two seperate moves against two different goaltenders on the shorty's. His first goal was a forehand to backhand deke that he roofed, the second he reversed the process, going backhand to forehand and slid it in on the ice. Great game from the co-captain.
  • Mitch Ball scored his first career BCHL goal in front of his hometown fans. Ball was fed a pass from Brenden Forbes from behind the goal and one timed the shot past starter Khaleed Devji. The crowd erupted when number 23 put number one in. A special moment for Ball indeed.
  • For the second straight game the Kings got a solid performance out of a new look line. Bond & Brendan Hawryluk along with Scott Renner teamed up for another goal. Renner was the recipient of a rebound from a Brendan Hawryluk wrist shot. That line used their size to their advantage over the Express and looked dangerous off the cycle.
  • It was the third game in two and a half days for both teams and it showed. The game wasn't a coaches dream as both teams let it all hang out so to speak. There were plenty of nice set ups and scoring chances on either side as defense at times was just a rumour.
  • As Geoff Grimmwood said in the post-game show, "we can't let bad habits creep in, regardless of who we are playing."  The Kings won't get away with this come Wednesday night when Salmon Arm comes to town.
  • Give credit to Khaleed Devji. The Express starting goaltender didn't make it to the third period, but that wasn't his fault. The first year starter was under seige for most of the first and second periods with the Kings coming at him in waves. The defense looked tired and at time the forwards looked disinterested in back checking.
  • A win's a win and the Kings will take the two points and move on. Wednesday will be a good one from the Hap Parker Arena.
  • The team had a touching pre-game ceremony for Kent Lewis, as he was honoured for his 500th win as a Head Coach & GM. Lewis has hit 500 in a hurry as he isn't even at the 900 mark for games coached. Way to go Lewy!

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