The first half of the battle for the Island Division title was swiped from the Grizzlies by the Powell River Kings last night.
Heading into the game leading by a point, the Grizzlies Kenny Johnson protected his man and on a seemingly clear hit, got a four-minute minor and a ten-minute misconduct for a “blow to the head”. That sent the Kings on a four-minute man advantage, and what an advantage it was.
Ryan Brushett received a pretty pass from Levi Glasman and sent it to Mitchell Williams, making it 1-0.
Ethan Shmunk got the insurance market a minute and a half later without a whistle.
fast forward to the 2nd frame, Alex Newhook goes to work cutting the lead in half, with assists from Berger and Hughes.
A quick answer from the King’s Brushett making it 3-1 on a one-timed shot.
The Garden City didn’t leave much time for a comeback, and with the help of McGrath quick hands and Kenny Johnsons pretty passes, the newcomers make it 3-2 with 15 minutes left.
3 minutes left now and the Grizzlies cut the lead and even it out 3-3. The Campbell Brothers save the day!Forcing 5 minutes of 4on4 overtime yields no results.
In the shootout, Thompson and McGrath fail to score. Williams and Glasman save the day and end the game.
“Goodbye, goodnight, game over.”