Coquitlam Express put brakes on losing skid
The Coquitlam Express broke a six-game losing streak in dramatic fashion Sunday night.
The club completed the back-to-back road trip against the Prince George Spruce Kings with a 4-3 overtime victory in front of close to a thousand hockey fans at the Prince George Arena.
Coquitlam’s Bradley Ryan broke the deadlock with three minutes left in the overtime period on feed from linemate Adam Rossignol.
Rossignol opened the scoring midway through the first period, but Prince George responded with goals from Jake LeBrun and Jace Hennig.
Justin Georgeson evened the score for Coquitlam on a penalty shot later in the opening frame, but Jake LeBrun scored the go-ahead goal for Prince George, his second tally of the game.
Coquitlam’s Ben Israel was able to even the score on the powerplay in the second period, the last goal that would be netted in regulation.
Cole Huggins was named second star of the game after stopping 41 of 43 shots and the teamwas one for three on the powerplay.
Coquitlam did not fair quite as well the night before against the Spruce Kings.
Prince George’s Coltyn Hansen scored a hat trick in the match that saw Coquitlam fall 5-3.
The Express fell behind early and despite two goals from forward Will Cook, was unable to get back in the game.
Huggins stopped 27 of the 31 shots he faced and neither team managed a power-play goal.
The Coquitlam Express will continue its road trip on Friday when the team plays the Vernon Vipers at the Wesbild Centre before heading to Penticton to play at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Another road game takes place in Langley on Tuesday before the team hunkers down for an eight-game home stand.
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