As it turns out, the eight-hour bus trip up north to Prince George doesn’t take the flight out of the Surrey Eagles.
The Spruce Kings were bested for the fourth and final time on home ice against their Mainland Division opponents, this time in a 4-1 final Saturday night (Jan. 11).
Jett Alexander got the start between the pipes, his 36th of the season, and turned away 15 of 19 shots in the setback, while Reece Klassen made 27 saves on 28 shots on the other side of Rolling Mix Concrete Arena (RMCA).
The lone goal of the evening for Prince George came off the stick of local product Corey Cunningham, scoring his team-leading 16th of the season 53 seconds into the third period.
That marker cut a deficit after two frames to 2-1, but that’s all the ‘Kings could muster.
Surrey potted two more before the final buzzer, earning the weekend sweep and doubling the two-day goal total 8-4.
The loss drops Prince George’s record to 14-23-2-3 with 16 contests left in the 2019-20 campaign.
The Spruce Kings will now embark on a one-game road trip to Salmon Arm this Wednesday (Jan. 15), 7 p.m. against the Silverbacks.