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GAME 15 RECAP: Crasa’s hat trick and a night of firsts lead Cowichan over Powell River

Photo: Laura Landry Photography

The Cowichan Capitals snapped a mini two game slide and wrapped up a 3 point weekend with a 6-3 win in Powell River on Saturday night, handing the Kings their 5th straight loss. Matt Crasa opened the scoring 1:25 into the game, his first of three on the night. The Kings answered with a goal from Riley Moran to tie the game at 1-1 six minutes later, but the Capitals took the lead into the room after David Wang finished on a breakaway for his first BCHL goal late in the frame and a 2-1 Caps advantage through 20 minutes. Levi Glasman scored on the power play early in the 2nd to tie it at 2, before Crasa scored twice in 5 minutes to put the Caps up 4-2 with his 8th and 9th of the season. It was Crasa’s first BCHL hat trick, and sent the Capitals to the 3rd up a pair. Hunter McCoy scored the Kings 2nd power play goal of the game to get the home side back within one, but the Cowichan penalty kill held down the fort on another chance right after getting the goal. Tanner Sidaway then tucked in an insurance marker with 7 minutes left to give the Caps some breathing room, before Primo Self sniped his first BCHL goal with under 2 minutes left to make it 6-3 Cowichan, as the Caps went 2/2 on the man advantage.

Zach Borgiel stoped 37/40 for his 10th win of the season, while Crasa now has the team lead in goals with 9. Braedy Euerby allowed 6 goals on 38 shots in his first BCHL start. Dimitri Mikrogiannakis (0-2-2), Primo Self (1-1-2), Brady Lynn (0-2-2), and Matt Crasa (3-0-3) all had multi point nights. The Capitals are now 10-4-1 on the year and lead the Island Division with 21 points. Next up the Caps are in Victoria on Tuesday to open up a home and home set with the Grizzlies that concludes in Duncan on Friday. Cowichan also hosts Wenatchee on Saturday.