Succumbing to a disappointing 7-0 game one loss last night to the Prince George Spruce Kings the Chilliwack Chiefs will be looking to bounce back to form tonight and even the series up at one before heading up to Prince George for games three and four.
Daniel Chenard got the starting nod for the Chiefs who continued his round one heroics with an outstanding first period, that saw several Spruce Kings opportunites spoiled by the Chiefs’ netminder. The Spruce Kings finally lit the lamp with 3:08 left in the first period as Ben Poisson tipped Max Coyle’s shot past Chenard. Dustin Manz would later put the Spruce Kings up 2-0 with 57 seconds remaining in the first. The first stanza would end 2-0 for the Spruce Kings. Shots were 14-4 in favour of the Spruce Kings.
The second period would begin as the first ended with Dustin Manz getting his second of the night 58 seconds in. Manz would complete the natural hat trick at the 5:36 mark with a short handed goal to give Prince George a commanding 4-0 lead. At the 12:04 mark of the second Nick Bochen tallied Prince George’s 5th goal of the night. Allowing 5 goals on 23 shots Chenard was pulled and Nolan Hildebrand made his second appearance of the playoffs backstopping the Chiefs for the remainder of the game. However, Prince George wasn’t done yet with Dylan Anhorn notching two goals to round out the period at 7-0. Shots in the second were 18-8 for the Sprucies for a two period total of 32-12.
There was no scoring in the third despite the Chiefs outshooting Prince George 7-3.
Three stars went to Dustin Manz, Dylan Anhorn, and Lucas VanRoboys. Cole Donhauser was the Fortis BC Energy Player of the Game.
The Chiefs and Spruce Kings are back in action tonight at 7pm at Prospera Centre. The Paliotti’s Box Office will open at 2pm, tickets are also available online.