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Loss ends postseason hopes for Powell River Kings

Hockey club falls short in comeback attempt at West Kelowna
Zander Stewart scored two of Powell River Kings' three goals during a third-period comeback attempt in West Kelowna on March 29 that fell just short.

Hopes for a postseason berth came to an end for Powell River Kings on Friday, March 29. The BC Hockey League (BCHL) club dropped a 4-3 decision to West Kelowna Warriors at Royal LePage Place.

Christian Maro scored a shorthanded goal and West Kelowna native Zander Stewart had a pair of even-strength markers for the Kings, who trailed 4-0 after 46 minutes of play before rallying in the third period. Stewart was named the game's third star behind West Kelowna's Dylan Krayer and Felix Caron, who each scored once. Maro also assisted on both of Stewart's goals, while teammates Anthony Lucarelli, Anthony Yu and Adam Mendelson had one assist each.

Cowichan Valley Capitals, who held a three point lead for the final playoff spot in the BCHL Coastal Conference, also lost on March 29, but Powell River can no longer catch the Capitals as both teams have one game remaining on their schedules.

Former Warrior's netminder Justin Katz put on a show, keeping his former teammates at bay with several spectacular saves through the first 35 minutes. He made 31 saves for Powell River, nine more than his counterpart Rorke Applebee. Attendance was 1,294.

Kings play their final game of the season tonight (Saturday, March 30) in Vernon.

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