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Prince George Spruce Kings returning to the castle for Game Five

No series sweep after being shut out 3-0 by the Coquitlam Express Tuesday night

Put those brooms away, Prince George.

Unfortunately, there will be no series sweep in the opening round of the B.C. Hockey League (BCHL) playoff for the Spruce Kings after losing 3-0 in Game Four on Tuesday (March 5) to the Express.

They still have the edge in the best-of-seven contest however, leading 3-1 on Coquitlam and still needing just one win to advance to the BCHL Mainland Division Final.

Prince George netminder Logan Neaton was between the pipes once again, his fourth straight start, making 22 saves on 24 shots.

Express goaltender Clay Stevenson stopped all 31 shots he faced from the Spruce Kings to earn his first career BCHL playoff shutout.

Chase Danol potted all three goals for Coquitlam for his second hat-trick of the year and of his BCHL career.

The 20-year-old scored at the 10:27 mark of the middle frame after a scoreless first, 4:37 into the third period on a power-play, and 44 seconds left in the tilt with an empty-netter.

The ‘Kings went zero-for-three (0/3) on the man-advantage.

Both teams will now head back north on Highway 97 to Prince George for Game Five.

The Spruce Kings will face-off with the Express Thursday night (March 7), 7 p.m. from the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena (RMCA).

If Coquitlam wins that match, Game Six will be back in the Lower Mainland on Saturday.