It was far from a masterpiece but the Prince George Spruce Kings find themselves in the win column at the Chilliwack hub.

A two-goal second period from Christian Buono and Ben LeFranc paced the Spruce Kings to a 3-2 victory on Easter Sunday against the Merritt Centennials.

Kolton Cousins chopped home a goalmouth scramble past Merritt netminder Josh Dias at 10:32 of the first period to give PG a 1-0 advantage.

Seven minutes later, former Kamloops Blazer and Saskatoon Blade, Jerzy Orchard went bar-down on Spruce Kings goaltender Jordan Fairlie to even the score at 1-1 after 20 minutes.

The Spruce Kings locked it down defensively for much of the third period only allowing a late goal from Zach Dallazanna.

PG went 1-for-6 on the power-play while Merritt went 0-for-4.

Next action for the Spruce Kings (1-1) is on Wednesday when they take on the Centennials (0-2) for the second consecutive time.

Blake Astorino, Brandon Dent, Alex Ochitwa and Colton Phillips-Watts of PG all play for Merritt.