Powell River Kings finish weekend with overtime loss

Hockey club begins six-game homestand Friday, January 17

Powell River Kings fell short of a third straight road win on Sunday, January 12, dropping a 2-1 overtime decision to Cowichan Valley Capitals in Duncan.

Kings took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period when Davis Pennington and Reilly Moran combined to set up Ethan Schmunk’s ninth goal of the BC Hockey League season. Capitals responded on a second-period power play, tying the score at 12:31.

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The home team dominated the third period, outshooting the Kings 16-3, but needed extra time to score the winner, which came 1:31 into overtime.

Derek Krall made 35 saves in the game for Powell River; his teammates combined to take 23 shots at the Cowichan net.

Powell River started the weekend with a 4-1 loss at home to Wenatchee on January 10, then bounced back with a 3-1 win in Victoria the following night.

Kings host Nanaimo Clippers for a pair of games on Friday, January 17 (7 pm), and Saturday, January 18 (5 pm). Nanaimo is second in Island Division standings with 58 points, three behind Cowichan and 13 ahead of Powell River and Alberni, who are tied with 45 points each. Victoria is last with 32 points.

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