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Two Players Acquired From Capitals

Spruce Kings traded for Taylor Allan and Valik Chichkin from the Cowichan Valley Capitals

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are pleased to announce that they have acquired 19 year old forward Taylor Allan and 20 year old defenseman Valik Chichkin from the Cowichan Valley Capitals in exchange for 20 year old defenseman Skylar Pacheco and future considerations.

The 6’0” 185lb Allan calls Calgary Alberta home and split last season between The Okotoks Oilers of the AJHL and Cowichan Valley. In 24 games with Cowichan Valley Allan had 8 goals and 4 assists for 12 points plus 24 penalty minutes.

The 6’3” 210lb Chichkin hails from Burnaby, B.C. and split last season between the Trail Smoke Eaters and Cowichan Valley. In 51 games played Chichkin had 2 goals and 14 assists for 16 points plus 62 penalty minutes.

“I wanted to add a top 6 forward with skill and grit and a top defenseman with some size and skill and was able to accomplish both with this move,” said Spruce Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes. “Taylor and Valik will both play big roles with our hockey club this upcoming season.”

“It’s always difficult to give up a player like Skylar,” continued Hawes. “Skylar has been with us for three full seasons and very much contributed to our on ice and off ice successes during his time here. We wish him the best in Cowichan Valley.”

In a separate transaction the Spruce Kings also traded 18 year old forward Matt Painchaud to the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in exchange for future considerations. The Spruce Kings thank Matt for his contributions to last year’s team and wish him the best with La Ronge.

For more information contact the Spruce Kings office at 250.564.1747.

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