Late rally lifts Spruce Kings in Langey

Quality over quantity.

For the Prince George Spruce Kings that strategy, as unplanned as it was, resulted in two more points in the B.C. Hockey League standings.

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Outshot by a wide margin, they were not outscored Saturday night in Langley.

Trailing the Langley Rivermen 1-0 with less than seven minutes to play, the Kings caught a break when 16-year-old centre Fin Williams scored an unassisted shorthanded goal and that defenceman Cole Leal did the rest.

Leal, in his return to the ice after missing four games with a lower-body injury, then scored the go-ahead goal with just 29 seconds left in the third period and the Kings beat the Rivermen 2-1 for their first road victory of the season.

Jett Alexander made 26 saves to earn his second win of the season. The Kings were outshot 27-14. Braedon Fleming took the los in the Langley nets.

The Spruce Kings (2-2-2-0), who lost 6-2 Friday to the Chilliwack Chiefs, conclude their three-game roadtrip Sunday afternoon (3 p.m.) against the Coquitlam Express (3-1-0-0). The Kings and Express are tied for first place in the Mainland Division, each with six  points.

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