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Bucks begin road trip with win in Powell River

A good start to a busy weekend on the road for the Cranbrook Bucks, who managed to take a 3-2 overtime win Friday night versus the Powell River Kings.

The Bucks took awhile to get going in the first period, the Kings outshot them 11-6 in the opening frame and had the period’s lone goal. A tally from Carter Lundie at 13:34 lifted Powell River to a 1-0 lead, that score stood pat through the first intermission.

A big second period from the Frias twins got the Bucks back into the game. Julian Frias tied the game 1-1 near the midway mark, though Powell River quickly responded with a goal from Owen Thomas to retake their one-goal lead at 2-1. Then, Bucks captain Donovan Frias decided it was time to put one up on the highlight reel. Frias dipsy-doodled in a tight area deep in Powell River territory and finished the play off to lift the Bucks back into a tie at 2-2 ahead of second intermission.

Neither team was able to crack the code through third period action, prompting another overtime finish for the Cranbrook Bucks. The Bucks secured the win in the closing minutes of overtime when Blake Cotton tipped a Luke Pfoh shot to secure Cranbrook’s 3-2 overtime win.

Friday’s victory lifts Cranbrook’s record to 9-13-1, they were outshot by Powell River 34-32. On special teams, Cranbrook’s power play went 1/3 and their penalty kill finished 3/3.

Cranbrook’s road trip continues Saturday night in Victoria.

Buck Tracks:

  • First Cranbrook Bucks game in Powell River.
  • 1 assist for Joseph Blackly, 15 assists this season.
  • 95th career BCHL game for Jaden Fodchuk.