BCHL – PG head to Championships, sweep Victoria

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April 3, 2019

Last season, Prince George Spruce Kings captain Kyle Johnson sent his team to the Fred Page Cup Finals with an overtime goal in Game 5 over the Powell River Kings.

One year later, the captain did it again.

This time it was Ben Poisson vs the Victoria Grizzlies, ending Game 4 in overtime to send the Spruce Kings to the Finals for a second consecutive year.

The goal came at 18:09 of the first overtime, delivering a 3-2 win and a four game series sweep.

Prince George opened the scoring in the second period with a goal from Liam Watson-Brawn, who was left alone in front and slid it right between the legs of goaltender Kurtis Chapman.

The Grizzlies rebounded with a pair of power-play goals in the middle frame from Alex Newhook to take a 2-1 lead into the final frame.

In the third, Layton Ahac got a power play marker beating Chapman at 9:40, with Patrick Cozzi and Max Coyle assisting on the goal.

In the extra frame, the Spruce Kings controlled the play for long stretches and took advantage of a turnover at the blue line as Poisson brought the puck into the zone, cut left, and snapped it back past the glove to send his teammates off the bench in celebration.

Spruce Kings goaltender Logan Neaton leads all goalies in the playoffs with a 1.47 GAA over 13 games with a .936 save percentage and two OT win.

The Spruce Kings will take on either the Vernon Vipers or Wenatchee Wild in the Fred Page Cup Finals. The Interior Conference series is currently lead by Vernon 3-1, with Game 5 going Friday in Wenatchee.

 

Spruce Kings Player Playoff Stats:

Skater # Pos YoB GP G A PTS PPG PPA GWG PIM Hometown
1 Ben Poisson 12 C ’99 13 10 6 16 3 0 4 2 Vancouver, BC
2 Patrick Cozzi 11 RW ’98 13 1 13 14 0 5 0 6 Greenlawn, NY
3 Nolan Welsh 17 RW ’99 13 3 9 12 1 2 1 2 Whistler, BC
4 Layton Ahac 2 D ’01 13 5 6 11 2 4 1 6 North Van, BC
5 Dustin Manz 9 C ’99 13 7 3 10 1 0 0 4 Vanderbilt, MI
6 Chong Min Lee 19 RW ’99 13 3 7 10 0 0 1 10 Port Coquitlam, BC
7 Max Coyle 15 D ’98 13 2 8 10 1 5 0 2 Tillsonburg, ON
8 Corey Cunningham 10 LW ’01 13 4 5 9 0 0 1 8 Prince George, BC
9 Dylan Anhorn 4 D ’99 13 3 6 9 0 3 0 4 Calgary, AB
10 Lucas Vanroboys 38 C ’99 13 3 5 8 1 1 2 16 Thamesville, ON
11 Nicholas Poisson * 24 LW ’01 13 3 4 7 0 0 2 4 Vancouver, BC
12 Ben Brar 18 LW ’98 13 2 5 7 1 0 0 18 Abbotsford, BC
13 Liam Watson-Brawn 26 D ’99 13 2 3 5 0 1 0 21 Vancouver, BC
14 Jay Keranen 6 D ’98 13 1 4 5 1 0 0 6 Brighton, MI
15 Nick Bochen * 21 D ’01 13 2 2 4 1 2 0 0 Vancouver, BC
16 Tyler Schleppe * 14 C ’01 9 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 Vancouver, BC
17 Jason Chu * 5 D ’01 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Coquitlam, BC
18 Nicholas Wilson 8 RW ’99 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Surrey, BC
19 Spencer DenBeste 16 C ’99 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Marquette, MI
20 Sean Donaldson * 25 LW ’01 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Vancouver, BC
rookie *
Goalie # Pos YoB GP W L OTL T GAA Sv% SO Hometown
21 Logan Neaton 1 G ’99 13 12 1 0 0 1.47 0.936 2 Brighton, MI

 

Victoria Grizzlies Player Playoff Stats:

Skater # Pos Birthdate GP G A PTS PPG PPA GWG PIM Hometown
1 Alex Newhook 18 F ’01 15 11 13 24 5 5 2 2 St.John’s, NL
2 Riley Hughes * 19 F ’00 15 4 17 21 2 7 0 18 Westwood, MA
3 Carter Berger 23 D ’99 15 5 13 18 1 9 1 22 North Van, BC
4 Marty Westhaver 17 F ’99 13 8 8 16 0 1 1 2 Victoria, BC
5 Alexander Campbell * 11 F ’01 14 8 7 15 0 1 0 0 Chateauguay, QC
6 Cameron Thompson 24 F ’98 15 5 8 13 2 2 2 4 Victoria, BC
7 Kyle McGrath 91 F ’99 15 5 6 11 4 1 1 8 St.Johns, NL
8 Kenny Johnson 3 D ’98 15 2 7 9 0 2 0 18 Ann Arbor, MI
9 Nico Somerville 5 D ’99 13 4 3 7 2 2 0 4 Port Alberni, BC
10 Jeremie Bucheler 4 D ’00 15 1 6 7 0 2 0 12 Saint-Laurent, QC
11 Henri Schreifels * 20 F ’00 15 2 4 6 0 0 1 8 Agoura Hills, CA
12 Charlie Campbell * 12 F ’99 13 0 6 6 0 2 0 4 Chateauguay, QC
13 Ryan Nolan 26 F ’98 11 2 3 5 1 0 0 18 Winnetka, IL
14 Brady MacDonald * 27 D ’00 15 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 Dorchester, ONT
15 Jordan Guiney 21 F ’99 15 0 3 3 0 0 0 12 Victoria, BC
16 Edward Yan * 88 F ’00 11 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 Toronto, ONT
17 Cole Noble 7 D ’98 15 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 Cochrane, AB
18 Stephen Konroyd * 55 F ’00 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Hinsdale, IL
19 Ryan Fischer * 43 D ’00 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Anaheim Hills, CA
20 Darwin Lakoduk * 9 F ’00 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Edmonton, AB

 

Goalie # Pos YoB GP W L OTL T GAA Sv% SO Hometown
Kurtis Chapman 1 G ’98 15 8 7 0 0 2.61 0.923 2 Airdrie, AB