Michael Abgrall’s ninth goal of the BC Hockey League season lifted Powell River Kings to a 6-5 overtime win over the visiting Salmon Arm Silverbacks at Hap Parker Arena on Friday, January 24.
Powell River forced the extra period with 46 seconds remaining in regulation. Ben Wozney and Levi Glasman drew assists on Devin Leduc’s 15th of the season for the game-tying goal.
The home team outscored the visitors 3-2 in the third period after trailing 3-2 on the scoreboard heading into the second intermission.
Powell River also trailed 4-2 with five minutes left on the clock when Jacob Slipec, who also had an assist in the first period, cut the lead to one with his eighth goal of the campaign, then Brett Roloson evened the score at 17:38, assisted by Wozney and Glasman. Salmon Arm took another lead 38 seconds later, which was equalized by Leduc in the final minute.
In addition to his game winner, Abgrall also set up two goals in the first period, and another in the third for a four-point night. Jack Brackett and Leduc scored in the opening 20 minutes to give the Kings a 2-0, but the visitors stormed back in period two with three unanswered goals, including one on a power play.
Davis Pennington and Slipec combined to set up the overtime winner.
Leduc was named the game’s first star, followed by Silverbacks’ forward Daniel Rybarik, who also scored twice in the game. Brackett earn third-star recognition after tallying a goal and two assists.
Attendance was 838.
Powell River’s fourth game of a six-game home stand starts at 1:30 pm on Sunday, January 26. Langley Rivermen provide the opposition.