SILVERBACKS (9-2-1) at SPRUCE KINGS (4-5-3)
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2018-19 Head to Head: 1-1
2019-20 Spruce Kings Home Record: 2-2-3
2019-20 Silverbacks Road Record: 3-1
Points – Nick Poisson (16)
Goals – Fin Williams (7)
Points – Noah Wakeford (15)
Goals – William Poirer (8)
It is game two of the four game home stand for the Spruce Kings. Prince George fell last night to the Nanaimo Clippers by a 5-4 score in a shootout.
Nick Poisson and Corey Cunningham both had impressive nights. Poisson finished with three assists, while Cunningham had two goals, one of which, coming in the final minute. Prince George had to play catch up a couple times last night, but they showed a lot of fight especially late in the game.
“Its great to see early in the season that there is some grit and determination that I think will come out big in playoff time, so it is good to see that mindset that no game is out of reach for us,” says Nick Poisson.
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are coming off a 2-1 overtime victory against the Chilliwack Chiefs last night.
Nick Unruh scored the overtime winner improving the Silverbacks record to 9-2-1.
Ethan Langenegger got the win in goal for Salmon Arm, making 33 saves in 60 plus minutes.
Salmon Arm currently sits 2nd in the Interior division, just three points back of the undefeated Penticton Vees.
- US VS THEM
This is the first of two meetings between Salmon Arm and Prince George. Last season, the Spruce Kings earned a split with Silverbacks winning once at the RMCA and losing once at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm.
Following tonight’s game, the Spruce Kings and Silverbacks hook up once again in Salmon Arm on January 15th at the Shaw Centre.
- THIS AND THAT
THIS: Following tonight’s matchup with Salmon Arm, Prince George will be hosting the Chilliwack Chiefs in back to back games next Friday and Saturday at the RMCA. The Friday game will be Cancer Awareness night, as the Spruce Kings will be wearing Special jerseys for the event. THAT: Nick Poisson has moved himself from 13th to 8th in the BCHL scoring race. The 2001 forward from Vancouver currently is sitting with three goals and thirteen assists.
- PLAYERS TO WATCH
SPRUCE KINGS –(F) JAXON STEELE
Steele played his first game in Spruce Kings colours last night, where the Calgary native got his first point. Steele, also had 6 shots on goal in last night’s game and is looking to pick up where he left off tonight against Salmon Arm.
SILVERBACKS – (G) ETHAN LANGENEGGER
The Kamloops native has been a big factor for the Silverbacks record. Langenegger sports a 7-1 record with a 2.22 GAA and a .925 save percentage heading into tonight’s date with the Spruce Kings. The 2000 born is also committed to play NCAA Division 1 Hockey at Lake Superior State University.