Kings stop Express, move on to Surrey

After knocking off the top team in the B.C. Hockey League, the Prince George Spruce Kings move on to Surrey Friday night to face the Eagles hoping they can keep up their winning ways.

The Kings started their three-game roadtrip Wednesday with a 4-3 victory over the Coquitlam Express.

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Carter Woodside stopped 28 of 31 shots in goal for the Kings and defenceman Nick Bochen did his part offensively with a goal and an assist.

Bochen set up Corey Cunningham for the eventual game-winning goal, 5:47 into the third period. The Express forward Joshua Wildauer cut the lead to one late in the game with the extra skater but that's as close as it got.

Bochen's fifth goal of the season capped off a three-goal second period and put the Kings ahead 4-2. Mason Reeves and captain Nolan Welsh also scored in that period to erase a 2-0 deficit.

Will Margel and Wildauer, on a Coquitlam power play, scored the only goals of the first period.

The Kings were outshot, 31-20 in the afternoon game, which drew a crowd of 1,301 at Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre.

The win improved the Kings to 16-24-2-3-0. They rank fifth in the Mainland Division, 40 points behind the first-place Express (38-8-0-1-0). Prince George is now seven points behind third-place Surrey (18-20-3-4-0). The Eagles have one game in hand.

The Spruce Kings finish off their trip Saturday in Chilliwack against the second-place Chiefs who take a 22-13-5-4-0 record onto the ice Friday in Coquitlam.

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