Powell River Kings came back from one-goal deficits in the first and second periods, then scored three times in the third to defeat Nanaimo Clippers 5-2 at Hap Parker Arena on Friday, January 17.
Clippers opened the scoring just 56 seconds into the game. The visitors regained the lead 20 seconds after Kings’ captain Jack Long set up Levi Glasman’s 16th goal of the BC Hockey League season at 15:42 of the first period to tie the score at one.
At 7:33 of the second period, Glasman and PJ Garrett combined to assist on Brett Roloson’s 14th of the year to make it 2-2 after 40 minutes.
Despite being outshot 14-9 in period three, Kings outscored the Clippers 3-0 with goals from Nolan Krogfoss, Ethan Schmunk and Glasman’s second of the night.
Overall, Powell River outshot Nanaimo 34-26. The home team scored one power play goal (Schmunk) in five chances, while the visitors went 0-2 with the extra skater. Davis Pennington, Ben Wozney, Reilly Moran, Devin Leduc and Dylan Finlay recorded one assist each for Powell River.
Kings swept the game star selections with Glasman chosen as the first star, Garrett second and Long third.
Attendance was 826.
With 58 points, Nanaimo remains second in BCHL Island Division standings, five points behind Cowichan Valley (63) and 11 ahead of Powell River and Alberni Valley, who are tied for fourth with 47 points each. Victoria is in last place with 32 points.
Kings and Clippers meet again on Saturday, January 18, also in Powell River. Game time is 5 pm.