Powell River Kings allowed the first goal against Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Sunday, January 5, before answering with five straight goals to take control of the BC Hockey League game.
Rowan Miller and Brett Roloson scored first-period goals for a 2-1 Kings’ lead after 20 minutes, then Jacob Badal added his 10th of the season 28 seconds into the second, followed by Levi Glasman’s 15th and Jack Brackett’s ninth. Alberni responded before the end of the period to cut the lead to 5-2.
Bulldogs continued to push back in the third period. At the six-minute mark, the home team scored the first of two goals in 22 seconds to reduced the deficit to one. Kings responded with Badal’s second of the night and eventual game winner at 14:52, assisted by Reilly Moran.
Bulldogs added a late power-play marker to make the final 6-5.
Kings’ goaltender Derek Krall stopped 37 of the 42 shots he faced to earn the win. Attendance at Weyerhaeuser Arena was 873.
Powell River returns home to host Wenatchee on Friday, January 10, at Hap Parker Arena. Game time is 7 pm.