Friday, October 14, 2016


Owen Stout had 1G, 1A - Photo courtesy of Damon James
Kyle Betts and Cam Donaldson each scored twice as the Powell River Kings dropped the Express 6-2. The loss was their third straight set back. Click here for boxscore

The shorthanded Express who were still missing 5 regulars due to either injury or suspension got some reinforcements back with the return of 20 year old goaltender Lawson Fenton.

The Express entered the game having been shutout in their previous two outings. Sam Kozlowski brought that streak to an end early scoring just 1:17 into the game converting a Owen Stout pass. The goal snapped a goal less drought for the Express of 121 minutes and 17 seconds.

Cam Donaldson potted his first of the night snapping a quick shot from the right wing past Fenton to tie things at one.

Powell River did half of their damage tonight on the power play Friday. They opened up a 2-1 lead on Tristan Mullin's first of the season who converted a slick feed from behind the net from Jonny Evans. The Kings finished with three power play goals.

Mitch Adamyk only had to face 18 shots to post the victory for the Kings. Some of his best work came off first period Express powerplays with saves off a coast to coast rush by Blake Hayward and a rebound chance for Alex Ambrosio.

Lawson Fenton faced 40 shots - Photo courtesy of Damon James
Powell River caught a break early in the second period to extend their lead. David Guinta and Troy Robillard did a good job to chop the puck off the stick off Jonny Evans. But the puck ended up going in the air and landed in the goal crease where Evans followed the track of the puck and scored for a 3-1 Kings lead.

Cam Donaldson scored his second of the night in the opening minute of the third. That was followed by the first of two in the third period for Kyle Betts who buried a juicy rebound that was kicked out into the slot following a shot from the wing by Hunter Findlater.

Owen Stout midway through the third period scored his fourth of the season on the power play to cut into the Kings advantage on a scramble to make it a 5-2 game.

Kyle Betts rounded out the scoring in the final minute of the third period for his second of the game in the final minute of the third period.

Powell River finished with 40 shots while limiting the Express to a season low of 18. The Express have been outshot in all but one game this season.

Saturday night they will wrap up their three game in three night weekend when they host the Wenatchee Wild.

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