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The Victoria Grizzlies are down two games to zero against the Powell River Kings. They lost 3-2 at home Saturday night during their second-round playoff series. They lost 5-1 in their opener on Friday.
The Grizzlies spotted the Alberni Valley Bulldogs three games during the first round series before pulling off the rare complete four-game comeback.
“I always wanted to be a part of an organization that came back four games like that, but careful what you ask for,” said Coach Craig Didmon after defeating the Bulldogs in game seven.
He might have to pull off another big comeback against Powell River.
The Grizzlies were afforded only one powerplay during the game, which they failed to capitalize on. The Kings went 0/4 on their opportunities. But the Grizzlies did fire 41 shots at goaltender Matteo Paler-Chow, who stopped 39 of them. The 18-year-old Vancouver product earned first star honours for his efforts.
The Kings took 32 shots on Zach Rose.
Powell River opened the scoring and got three unanswered goals by 13:00 of the second period.
Hunter Findlater, Kyle Kawamura and Josh Coblenz score for the Kings, while Carter Berger and Cameron Thompson replied for the Grizzlies.
The series now turns to Powell River, where the teams will play the next two games on Monday and Tuesday, March 19 and 20.