Powell River Kings were unable to recover from a slow start against Wenatchee Wild at Hap Parker Arena on Friday, January 10.
Wenatchee outshot the home team 13-5 in the first period, and scored two late goals at 17:38 and 19:48 to take a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. The Wild increased the lead to 3-0 with the only goal of the second period less than two minutes after play resumed.
Levi Glasman and Dylan Finley setup Jacob Slipec’s seventh goal of the season midway through the third period to get the home team on the board, but the comeback attempt was thwarted four minutes later when the Wild converted on a power play to round out the scoring in a 4-1 win.
Derek Krall stopped 30 of 34 shots for Powell River; his counterpart Daniel Chenard made 26 saves.
Attendance was 805.
Kings travel to Victoria for a game against the Grizzlies at 7 pm on Saturday, January 11, followed by a stop in Cowichan Valley the following afternoon. The next home game is Friday, January 17, versus Nanaimo.