Early this season the Prince George Spruce Kings saw a need on defense, and they filled it by trading for Tyler Anderson. They had to send away long time Spruce Kings Braiden Epp, but in return they received a defenseman who leads the league in goals amongst blueliners. In his first 42 games, he had 16 goals. To put that in perspective compared to his previous offense, in the four seasons prior (one with the West Kelowna Warriors, one with the Kindersley Clipppers of the SJHL, and two with the AAA midget Eastman Selects) he had 13 goals in 154 games.
Along with Brett Mennear, Anderson is one of the two Spruce Kings player who owns a RBC Cup ring. With the Warriors last season they completed the triple crown winning the Fred Page Cup, Western Canada Cup, and RBC Cup. In 35 games beyond the regular season, Anderson had one goal and seven assists.
The Prince George Spruce Kings handed out the team hardware at the annual banquet and awards gala on night. Captain Brett Mennear took home a handful of awards including most inspirational, leading scorer and Team MVP. Rookie of the Year was a split vote with Liam Watson-Brawn and Ethan de Jong sharing the award.
Top defenseman for the year was Tyler Anderson.
Connor Russell received the award for most improved.
Jarod Hovde received the award for community service.
Kyle Johnson – Most Dedicated.
The fan favourite award this year went to Chong Hyun Lee. The Unsung hero award went to Waterdown Ontario’s Adam Burnett and the Steel Man Award winners were Brett Mennear, Travis Schneider, Connor Russell and Jarod Hovde!
Showcase video of Prince George from Tourism Prince George