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Prince George Spruce Kings shut the door on Surrey

Logan Neaton stands tall in 5-0 victory over the last-place Eagles
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Logan Neaton in goal for the Prince George Spruce Kings (via Glacier Media)

Mayhem arose at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena (RMCA) Friday night as the Prince George Spruce Kings put on a show.

Before more than 1,000 fans and residents, the red, white, and blue blanked the visiting Surrey Eagles by a score of 5-0, allowing Logan Neaton to nab his fourth career BCHL shutout.

The American netminder only saw 10 shots from the B.C. Hockey League’s (BCHL) worst team.

That being said, he helped propel Prince George to its 30th win of the season (30-12-1-5) and the 19th victory on home ice.

Centre Lucas Vanroboys was named the game’s first star, notching two assists in the contest.

Nick Poisson opened the scoring unassisted 3:29 into the first frame, followed by Tyler Schleppe 47 seconds later.

Dustin Manz beat the buzzer with his third shorthanded goal of the season for the Spruce Kings, securing a 3-0 lead after the opening 20 minutes.

After a scoreless second, Prince George product Corey Cunningham potted his seventh marker of the year two minutes into the third.

Prince George would hang on for the win after the fifth and final goal was scored on the power-play by Nick Bochen 76 seconds after Cunningham’s.

The Chilliwack Chiefs also won their game Friday against Coquitlam, increasing their lead to seven points ahead of Prince George.

The Spruce Kings will look to sweep a sixth home weekend series tonight against the Eagles; puck drop goes for 7 p.m.




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Kyle  Balzer

About the Author: Kyle Balzer

Kyle Balzer graduated with distinction from BCIT's Broadcast & Online Journalism program in 2016. Since moving to Prince George, he has covered a variety of stories from education & Indigenous relations, to community interests & sports.
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