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Spruce Kings ground high-flying Surrey Eagles

Langley Rivermen coming to Kopar Wednesday for only Prince George visit this season
Alexis Cournoyer celebrates his first-period goal against the Surrey Eagles that opened the scoring Saturday night at Kopar Memorial Arena,

After posting their biggest win of the season Saturday night at Kopar Memoria Arena, the Prince George Spruce Kings return to home ice Wednesday (7 p.m.) to face the Langley Rivermen.

The Spruce Kings head into that game knowing they just knocked off one of the top teams in the B.C. Hockey League with their 3-2 win Saturday over the Surrey Eagles.

It was only the fourth loss in 20 games for the Eagles, who lead the Interior Conference with a 16-4-0 record.

JR Perdion’s power-play goal 11:23 into the third period broke a 2-2 deadlock and the Spruce Kings weathered a determined comeback attempt from the Eagles to leave the ice with their sixth victory of the season.

Alexis Cournoyer and Max Ranstrom were the other Prince George marksmen. Surrey got goals from Zachary Wagnon and Sid McNeill, who tied it with McNeill’s shorthanded effort 52 seconds before Perdion scored.

Ryan Sanborn made 29 saves in net for the Spruce Kings to improve to 3-5.

The Spruce Kings were coming off a 4-1 loss Friday to the Cranbrook Bucks.

After Wednesday’s game the Kings (6-11-3-0) will board the bus to the Okanagan to face Penticton on Friday and Vernon on Saturday. They have road games scheduled Dec. 8-9 in Cranbrook, then are home for a six-game stretch at Kopar that will take them into January.