Powell River Kings never trailed during regulation time versus Nanaimo Clippers on Saturday, September 23, but ultimately fell in overtime to their rivals from Vancouver Island.
Maxim Potvin and Karter McNarland set up Sam Schoenfeld to open the scoring in the first period for the Kings, who led 1-0 after 20 minutes. Potvin helped double the lead 36 seconds into period two, combining with Marcus Dashevsky to assist on Jack Blanchett’s first goal of the season.
Clippers struck twice within 33 seconds five minutes later to tie the game at 2-2, but Kings’ forward Nic Porchetta restored the lead prior to intermission with help from Dashevsky.
The see-saw battle continued in period three with Nanaimo knotting the score again at the 2:30 mark. Anthony Yu (from Ryder Ringor and Will Jones) put the home team ahead for a third time at 11:34, but four minutes later the visitors forced overtime with a goal from Kai Daniells.
The extra period was short, with Daniells scoring the winner 54 seconds in.
Kyle Metson made 37 saves for the Kings, who were outshot 42-38. Dashevsky and Scheonfeld were named second and third stars of the game behind Daniells. Attendance at Hap Parker Arena was 610.
The win completed an opening BC Hockey League (BCHL) weekend sweep of the Kings for the Clippers, who won 4-2 in the same venue a day earlier.
The two teams meet again in Nanaimo on Friday, September 29. Kings then travel to Port Alberni to face the Bulldogs the next night.