This past weekend the Rivermen won a pair of 1-goal games against the Prince George (I wish they were the Spruce Moose) Spruce Kings. Sunday's series finale ended in the most dramatic way possible: a game-winning goal with less than a second to play thanks to forward Austin Azurdia:
Very impressive patience for the young kid to accept the pass near center ice with five second left and have enough confidence to try and dirty dangle the defenseman instead of firing off a shot to beat the buzzer.
And for all the well-deserved praise you can toss Azurdia's way, let's give some credit to the play-by-play man, as well. What a call by Brandon Astle, including the applicable, "This kid could run for mayor!"
It was a plentiful weekend for the 19-year old Azurdia. He earned BCHL Player of the Week honors with four goals and five points in the two games against Prince George, becoming the first player in franchise history to earn the honor, and is currently watching his last second heroics go viral.
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