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Kings take 3-2 series lead

Ben Brar’s goal with 8:45 gone in the first overtime period gave the Prince George Spruce Kings a 3-2 win over the visiting Chilliwack Chiefs Thursday night.

With the win the Kings now lead the first round best of seven series three games to two.

Some diligent puck pursuit in the offensive zone led to the Chiefs scoring the game’s first goal at the 10:03 mark of the opening period.

After digging the puck out of the right corner, Skyler Brind’Amour tapped the puck to Regan Kimens in the right faceoff circle. Kimens put the puck back to Kyle Yewchuk at the right point who flipped it over to defenseman Bryan Allbee. Allbee’s snapshot found its way through some legs and beat Kings goaltender Evan DeBrouwer.

The Spruce Kings used some hard work of their own to knot the game at one five minutes into the second period. Winning a battle for the puck behind the Chiefs net was Kyle Johnson who managed to find Kings defenseman Liam Watson Brawn who had snuck in from the point. His shot beat Chiefs netminder Daniel Chenard on the short side.

The Chiefs regained the lead on the next shift.

After failing to score on an in tight two on one, the puck found itself on the stick of Bryan Allbee 15 feet in from the middle of the blueline. His shot was stopped by DeBrouwer but Jared Turcotte was there to backhand the puck in for a 2-1 Chiefs lead.

The Spruce Kings tied the game at two with just over five minutes left in the second period when Kyle Johnson scored the Kings first power play goal of the series.

Game six, a must win for Chilliwack will be played Saturday night at Prospera Centre. Game time is 7pm.