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Prince George Spruce Kings charge to Game Two win in Chilliwack

‘Kings take 2-0 series lead on reigning National champions heading back north

They’ve conquered the Fraser Valley and now they’re two wins away from capturing a second straight Mainland Division title.

Game Two was a tight tilt, but the Prince George Spruce Kings were able to hold out a 3-2 victory against the Chilliwack Chiefs Saturday night (March 16).

This gives the ‘Kings a comfortable 2-0 lead in the second round of the B.C. Hockey League (BCHL) playoffs returning to their northern capital castle for the next two games.

The Poisson brothers, Ben and Nick, came up big for the visitors in the contest, recording a combined three points that included a goal from each.

Goaltender Logan Neaton started in his seventh straight playoff game for Prince George, nabbing his sixth win of the post-season by making 18 saves on 20 shots from the reigning National Junior ‘A’ champions.

Ben Poisson scoring the opening goal over three minutes in; Chilliwack tied it up at 12:18, keeping it 1-1 after the first 20 minutes of play.

Max Coyle lit his first career BCHL playoff lamp 111 seconds into the second stanza while on a man-advantage, which was followed by Nick Poisson later on for a 3-1 lead.

Chilliwack would pull within one tally with less than five minutes remaining in the period.

The final frame went scoreless, allowing the Spruce Kings to hold on for a third-straight win in the playoffs and claim Game Two of the Mainland Division Finals.

Prince George will host Games Three and Four at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena (RMCA) this week, hoping to impress the home crowd and get closer to the next round.

Puck drop for both games, Monday (March 18) and Tuesday (March 19), are scheduled for 7 p.m.

The red, white, and blue won all four regular-season tilts against the Chiefs, the opening weekend and the closing weekend of the 2018-19 year, by a combined score of 16-4.