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Three Things returns with a look back at a pair of Kings games against the Victoria Grizzlies and Langley Rivermen. Plus a preview of the Kings first inter-divisional 3-in-3 this coming weekend against Chilliwack, Merritt and Prince George.

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This Week’s Stories
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Alumni Stat Pack (November 16th): http://wp.me/p1MRqK-1iT
NCAA Hockey returns to TSN: http://bit.ly/1H5QPam

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This got posted on social media yesterday, but I missed the blog. So here’s this week’s edition of Three Things.

Kings broadcaster Alex Rawnsley looks back on the last set of 7 with 3 games on the schedule, and ahead to Friday’s Battle Royale against the Prince George Spruce Kings.

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Kings broadcaster Alex Rawnsley returns for another week of “Three Things”, covering a 3-in-3 at home and on Vancouver Island, plus a look ahead to Friday’s game against the Penticton Vees.

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All of this episode’s stories
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Mullin’s Wild OT Winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHOrU…
Kings Add Viglasi: http://wp.me/p1MRqK-1gW

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For the first time this season the Kings have dropped back to back games, following a 5-2 loss in Victoria on Friday with a 3-0 blanking in Duncan against the Capitals Saturday.

Here’s a recap from the post-game show with Kings Assistant Coach Brock Sawyer:

The Kings have a week or practice before hosting the Penticton Vees on Friday night at the Hap for the lone game this weekend.

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mfKXn0jZCq8LSpGOnkfUyqwAhead of Thursday’s game against the Wenatchee Wild, the Powell River Kings are happy to announce the addition of Ron Viglasi to the club as an Assistant Coach.

Viglasi, a local Powell River-ite has an extensive hockey background. Drafted in the 5th round, 97th overall to the New York Islanders, Viglasi played a season with the Nanaimo Clippers before moving onto the Western Hockey League and suiting up in Kelowna, Medicine Hat, Moose Jaw, Spokane and Victoria.

“We’ve always been looking to add to the staff and Ron is a nice fit” says Kings Head Coach and GM Kent Lewis. “He’s a local and a guy I’ve known most of my life, he’s got a good hockey background and we’re really happy to bring him on board to help out with practice and be behind the bench when needed.”

Viglasi could be thrown into action as early as Thursday night against the Wild, as Kings Head Coach and GM Kent Lewis may be forced to miss a 2nd consecutive game due to health issues. “I’m still battling the effects of an accident a couple of weeks ago and dealing with some health issues as a result.”

Welcome Ron to the Kings family.

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From the BCHL, the Five Hole for Food campaign is up and running again. The Kings were league champions last year, raising just under 1/3 of the total food raised across the BCHL. Not bad for a town of 15,000 people!!! Stay tuned for more news locally about the event coming up in early December. Food collections will be open at area grocery stores prior to the game, then of course you can drop off at the game itself. Here’s the release for this year’s campaign:

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The BCHL is pleased to announce the 2015-16 campaign of the BCHL – Five Hole for Food Challenge will be presented by First West Credit Union. It gets going this weekend as the league tries to top its total for a third-straight year. 

Once again, each BCHL club will host a night this season for fans, supporters and sponsors to try and raise the most food and donations for their local food bank.

“As we know, hunger is not a just seasonal obstacle for many families,” says BCHL communications director Brent Mutis. “By going around our league through the whole season, we again plan to provide support for local food banks at times when they may not be receiving a lot of donations. Our league has made a big difference in each of the last two years and with extra support from First West Credit Union, we hope to make an even bigger collective contribution this season. The addition of a new franchise in Wenatchee makes this goal even more realistic.”

2015-16 schedule:

 Saturday, Oct. 17 – Cowichan Valley Capitals (vs Powell River)
Saturday, Nov. 7 – Alberni Valley Bulldogs
Saturday, Nov. 7 – Langley Rivermen
Friday, Nov. 20 – West Kelowna Warriors
Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Merritt Centennials
Thursday, Nov. 26 – Wenatchee Wild
Saturday, Nov. 28 – Vernon Vipers
Friday, Dec. 4 – Prince George Spruce Kings
Saturday, Dec. 5 – Powell River Kings
Friday, Dec. 11 – Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Friday, Dec. 18 – Nanaimo Clippers
Wednesday, Dec. 30 – Chilliwack Chiefs
Wednesday, Jan. 13 – Penticton Vees
Friday, Jan. 15 – Surrey Eagles
Friday, Jan. 22 – Coquitlam Express
Sunday, Jan. 31 – Victoria Grizzlies
Tuesday, Feb. 2 – Trail Smoke Eaters

Last year, the league collectively rounded up just shy of 37,000 pounds for food banks across the league. This total bested the number from the inaugural campaign in 2013-14, when almost 34,000 pounds was gathered from across the league.

The Powell River Kings were last year’s BCHL – Five Hole for Food Challenge champions with 10,500 pounds raised.

First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third largest credit union, is a proud community partner of the BCHL and its Five Hole for Food Challenge.

“First West adopted the problem of hunger and food security as its signature cause in March 2010 and since then over $1.2 million have been raised for food banks across British Columbia,” says Susan Byrom, senior manager of community investment at First West Credit Union. “Our divisions—Envision Financial, Enderby & District Financial, Island Savings and Valley First—love supporting local food banks in our communities. By partnering with the BCHL, we can extend our reach to make an even bigger difference for the food banks that assist more than 97,000 British Columbians each month.”

Five Hole for Food is a national non-profit organization. Each summer, the FHFF team goes coast to coast across the country holding huge street hockey tournaments to raise food donations and over the last five years, more than 1 million pounds has been raised by these events. For more information, visit www.fiveholeforfood.com.

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No video for Three Things this week due to the short week and shorter turnaround between games. However there are a number of bits of business to cover that have happened for the Kings during the last set of 7 so consider this a written version of Three Things, which will return to the Kings YouTube channel next Tuesday.

Smith & Turnbull Honoured
Goaltender Jeff Smith and forward Carter Turnbull have both been named Honourable Mentions to the BCHL Player of the Week award, announced October 13th. Smith won a pair of games on the road, including a 4-3 overtime win in Coquitlam and a 47 save 6-0 shutout in Wenatchee on Sunday night. The wins were number 6 and 7 for the 2nd year King this season.

Turnbull meanwhile propelled himself to top of the Kings goal scorers list, and 2nd in team scoring with a 4 goal and 1 assist performance in Wenatchee on Sunday. Turnbull apparently likes the big stage, as his 6 goals this season have come at via a pair at the Showcase and then the 4 in Washington.

Turnbull Goes Viral
Part of Turnbull’s 4-1-5 night was an absolutely stunning highlight reel goal to make it 3-0 in the 2nd period. The goal got picked up by both Global Vancouver and TSN, who published it on their Bardown website and subsequent social media feeds. If you haven’t seen it, check it out below and wait for the slow-motion replay to really appreciate what happened.

Win-Streak Snapped
With a 3-0 loss in West Kelowna on Saturday, the Kings saw their win streak snapped at 7 games. The streak was impressive in more ways than one…here’s a “by the numbers” look at the streak:

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Kings Stay in CJHL Top 20 Rankings
2 wins and a loss meant the Kings stayed put in the CJHL Top 20 rankings, published on Monday. The Kings are just one of two BCHL teams to make this week’s edition of the list with the Penticton Vees also staying put in 5th. The NOJHL’s Powassen Voodoos are this week’s top team.

Alumni News and Notes
Goaltender Brett Magnus, currently a freshman with Sacred Heart, was named Rookie of the Week by Atlantic Hockey on Tuesday. Magnus stopped 31 Union shots in a 1-1 tie on Friday night, including 16 in the 3rd period and overtime to preserve the result. Magnus was making his collegiate debut. Here’s the full release: http://www.atlantichockeyonline.com/news/2015-16_News/AHCPOW1013

2014/2015 Captain JJ Coleshaw is off and running with the University of Regina Cougars, scoring his first University goal in a 6-2 loss on Saturday night as the Cougars split a series in Manitoba against the Bisons. Coleshaw’s Cougars won their opening game 2-1.

SCHEDULE

The Kings host the Wenatchee Wild at the Hap this Thursday night, a 7:00pm puck drop. It’ll be Wenatchee’s only visit to the Sunshine Coast during the regular season. The Kings then head to Vancouver Island on Friday and Saturday visiting Victoria and Cowichan.

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