The Prince George Spruce Kings (27-20-5-1) earned two crucial points Friday night, defeating the Cranbrook Bucks (35-14-1-3) by a score of 4-3 at Western Financial Place.
The win means Prince George won't finish any lower than fifth in the Interior Division standings. Entering the day where any seed between third and seventh was possible, the Spruce Kings are now down to possible spots in either fourth or fifth.
Spruce Kings' goals were scored by Jake Schneider, Ben LeFranc, Kilian McGregor-Bennett, and Austin Fraser. Schneider and McGregor-Bennett's goals both came on the powerplay as Prince George finished the game 50 percent with the man advantage.
Kellan Hjartarson, Bryce Sookro, and Donovan Frias scored for Cranbrook.
Aidan Feddema stopped 27 of the 30 shots fired his way from the Bucks to earn his seventh win of the season.
The Spruce Kings will remain in Cranbrook as they wrap up the regular season Saturday night against the Bucks.
For Prince George to earn home ice for the opening round of the BCHL Playoffs they will need to either defeat the Bucks or earn a point Saturday night, paired with either a Salmon Arm win over West Kelowna, or Salmon Arm loses both Saturday's game against the Warriors and Sunday's game against Penticton.
Spruce Kings: Schneider, LeFranc, McGregor-Bennett, Fraser
Bucks: Hjartarson, Sookro, Frias
Spruce Kings: Aidan Feddema (W) 60:00 (0 GA, 27 saves)
Bucks: Nathan Airey (L) 59:06 (4 GA, 20 saves)
Spruce Kings: 2/4 (50%)
Bucks: 2/3 (67%)
Spruce Kings: 24
Next game is Saturday, March 25 versus the Cranbrook Bucks at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook, B.C.