The Cranbrook Bucks are starting their weekend road trip properly thanks to Friday’s 4-1 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings.
The first period was tentative for both sides in the first meeting between the two clubs this season. Both goalies held their forts and kept the other side from scoring. The Bucks were outshot 12-6 through a scoreless opening twenty minutes.
The offensive game started to pick up for Cranbrook in the second period. Quick goals from Jack Silich and Kaslo Ferner had the Bucks in a 2-0 lead before the three-minute barrier. Prince George did manage to cut the lead to one, when a tally from Skogen Schrott made the game 2-1. The Bucks took their 2-1 lead into the second intermission despite being outshot 24-12 through the first forty minutes.
Cranbrook took over the game in the third period, adding two more goals while limiting the Spruce Kings to eight shots on Braedyn McIntosh in the Bucks crease. The Bucks got tallies from Jordan Murray and captain Donovan Frias added more insurance with an empty net goal in the dying minutes to secure a 4-1 win on the road for the Bucks.
Friday’s win lifts Cranbrook’s record to 8-12-1, Prince George outshot the Bucks 32-26. On special teams, Cranbrook went 0/2 on the power play and 1/1 on the penalty kill.
The Bucks will try to pick up a second straight victory in Salmon Arm Saturday night versus the Silverbacks.
- 1st career BCHL goal for Jordan Murray.
- 31 saves for Braedyn McIntosh in first win of his BCHL career.
- 5 game point streak for Jack Silich.