Kings Shut down Grizzlies Comeback in a shootout win.

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    Marty Westhaver fights cuts in past the Kings defense. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
    Marty Westhaver fights cuts in past the Kings defense. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras

    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”.

    Kings vs Grizzlies. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
    Kings vs Grizzlies. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
    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.
    Kings vs Grizzlies. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
    Kings vs Grizzlies. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras

    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.
    Kings vs Grizzlies. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
    Kings vs Grizzlies. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras

    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.

    Kings vs Grizzlies. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
    Kings vs Grizzlies. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras

    “Goodbye, goodnight, game over.”
    Kings vs Grizzlies. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras
    Kings vs Grizzlies. Photo by Nathanael Laranjeiras