Penalties were a problem for the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks on Friday night, as they lost 5-3 to the league leading JDA Kings at the Memorial Arena to start the weekend.
The Jr. Canucks' parade to the penalty box gave the dangerous JDA Kings too many chances to score, especially in the second period when the team took five minors and a game misconduct.
The Kings gobbled up two power-play goals in the second to add to their first-period goal, then got a fourth later in the period from Ryan Trudeau.
With just over a minute to go, Justin Greyeyes finally got the Jr. C's on the board and Dawson Creek entered the third down 4-1.
The Jr. C's fed off the goal's momentum as well as some JDA Kings penalty trouble in the third, scoring a power play goal from Connor Rose to eight minutes in, followed by an even-power goal from Ryan McCallum with less than five minutes to go in the game.
Within one, coach Eric Fulton pulled Ben Giesbrecht from the goal for the extra attacker in an attempt to tie it up at four a piece, but the Kings got a hold of the puck and scored an empty netter at 19:33.
Giesbrecht made 33 saves in the night.
The Jr. Canucks' next game was scheduled to be against the Slave Lake Wolves on Sunday in a matinee game, but bus problems meant the Wolves didn't make it and the game was cancelled.
Dawson Creek's next game is this Wednesday as they host the Fort St. John Huskies at 8 p.m. at the Memorial Arena.
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