In his first year of Junior A, Kyle Johnson has fit in quite nicely with the Spruce Kings. The youngest player on the Prince George lineup, Johnson lead the team in rookie scoring heading into the 2015 winter break with 21 points. The Port Moody forward was signed from the Vancouver NE Chiefs after participating in the team’s 2015 Spring Camp.
A regular on the top line, Johnson isn’t the flashiest player, but is able to consistently put up points, and after just one game playing on his line, Tanner Campbell said that he “works his butt off to get you the puck.” As a ’98 forward, Johnson has could potentially be with the Spruce Kings for another two full seasons, but look for NCAA schools to come calling before that time is up.
With their second Wednesday game of the season, the Spruce Kings played played host to the Vernon Vipers. Cooper Prechel scored his first BCHL goal, Stephen Penner ended a 22 game scoring drought, and Nic Ponak tipped a point shot in from Matt Stief, but PG gell 6-3 to Vernon. As the Eagles came north, Prince George looked to end a season long six game losing streak, and they would do it in fashion Friday night. Kyle Johnson, Connor Logan, and Jarod Hovde all scored pairs, Braiden Epp and Cavin Tilsley added goals, and Ryan Fritz had his first of the season in a huge 9-3 win. It was the biggest win for Prince George in teams of goal differential, as well as goals scored in a game. Surrey would reply Saturday though winning 4-3 in a game that was back and forth all night long. Parker Colley scored his third of the season on a breakawy, which was also his second goal against Surrey. Penner scored to bump his point streak to a season high three games, and Connor Logan added the final goal for the Spruce Kings.
2015/16 Player Awards Banquet & Auction
The Spruce Kings would like to announce that tickets for the 3rd annual Player Awards Banquet & Auction sponsored by Budweiser are now available. The event will be held on February 20th at the Ramada Ballroom. Tickets are $40 per person, or $350 for a table of 10. Doors open at 6pm, and Britt Meierhofer will be providing the entertainment. Tickets are available for sale in the Spruce Kings office. For more information please call 250-564-1747.