Dawson Creek continued to control the play when Rage hopeful Connor Buick one-timed a puck, to make the score 2-0. This would wake up the Spruce Kings as they were able to tie the game at 2 as the first period came to an end.
The second period was back and forth with both teams improving their shot totals. Edward Dyson would stand tall for the Rage, turning away numerous shots. Spruce Kings goaltender Cam Large answered back and held Dawson Creek off the board.
The third period was underway with both teams pushing hard to get the upper hand. As a result of a hard working shift Stephen Zipp was able to score his second goal of the game and put the Rage up 3-2. Prince George didn’t sit back as they answered right back with the tying goal. The score stood at 3-3 throughout the third period.
The game would be pushed to a shoot-out decision. Dawson Creek proving to be successful once again in a shoot-out went on to win the game with goals from Troy Petrick and Scott Fellnermayr.
Saturday was the last exhibition game before they hit the road to Minneapolis, Minnesota to take part in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) Showcase tournament.
The Rage’s Showcase tournament schedule is as follows:
- September 14th vs Corpus Cristi Ice Rays
- September 15th vs Coulee Region Chill
- September 16th vs Kalamazoo K-wings
- September 17th vs Michigan Warriors
The Season Opener is September 23rd vs Minot Minotauros at 7pm at the Encana Events Centre so make sure to purchase your season tickets by calling 1-250-795-3306.