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UPDATED: Powell River Kings win third straight game, sweep weekend series with Cowichan Valley

Hockey club moves into sixth place in BCHL Coastal Division standings
PUCK PURSUIT: Powell River Kings’ forward Nic Porchetta [right] and Cowichan Valley Capitals’ defender Colin Campbell seek possession of an elevated puck during a BC Hockey League game at Hap Parker Arena on November 13. Porchetta picked up an assist in the 4-1 win for the home team.

Powell River Kings hosted Cowichan Valley Capitals at Hap Parker Arena for the second time in as many days on November 13 and once again outscored their opponents by a two to one margin.

The 4-2 win was not the only similarity from the 6-3 victory the night before. Maxim Potvin scored another pair of goals to match his total from November 12, and also earned first star honours for the second game in a row.

Cowichan opened the scoring at 12:51 of the first period but the lead was short-lived. Nolan Krogfoss set up Parker Lalonde’s fifth goal of the BC Hockey League (BCHL) season before the end of the period to tie the game at one, then the Kings took over the game in period two, scoring three times in a span of 10 minutes and jumping out to a 4-1 lead.

Lalonde and Ethan Riesterer combined to assist on Potvin goals at 4:05 and 14:26, both of which came on power plays. Between the Potvin markers, Anthony Lucarelli scored at even strength with help from Nic Porchetta and Caleb Parkhouse.

Cowichan cut the lead to 4-2 on a power play with 35 seconds remaining in the second period. There was no scoring in the final 20 minutes.

Cowichan outshot Powell River 36-25. Kings’ goaltender Thomas Wardle made 34 saves to earn the win.

With a goal and two assists, Lalonde picked up second star honours. Riesterer was named the game’s third star. Attendance was 724.

By collecting four points over the weekend, Powell River moved past Surrey Eagles into sixth place in BC Hockey League Coastal Division standings.

Kings return to action on Thursday, November 18, in Port Alberni. The road trip continues November 19 in Victoria.

The next scheduled home game, November 21 against Trail, has been postponed due to provincial highway closures related to the atmospheric river that damaged multiple routes earlier this week.