SPRUCE KINGS (10-14-2-3) @ WILD (13-11-3-1)
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2019-20 Head to Head: 0-0
2019-20 Spruce Kings Road Record: 4-8-0-1
2019-20 Wild Home Record: 7-6-0-1
Points – Nick Poisson (30)
Goals – Poisson (11)
Points – Nick Cafarelli (28)
Goals – Cafarelli, Brian Adams (12)
The Spruce Kings are coming off a 4-2 loss this past Friday night against the Merritt Centennials. Corey Cunningham and Mason Waite had the tallies for PG while Jett Alexander gave up 4 goals on 12 shots before getting relieved by Carter Woodside who stopped all 12 shots that came his way. Prince George fired 42 shots the Centennials, but ran into a very good goaltender in Tanner Marshall who made 40 saves in the victory for Merritt. Tonight’s game for the Spruce is Game #30 and the fourth game on the five-game road swing.
The Wild are also coming off a loss against Merritt this past Saturday night by a 6-4 score at the Nicola Valley Memorial Centre in Merritt. Wild forward Quinn Emerson had two goals in the loss, while Brian Adams and Drew Bavaro also added tallies for Wenatchee. Goaltender Noah Altman got the loss for Wenatchee making 23 saves on 29 Centennial shots.
- US VS THEM
This is the first of two meetings between the Spruce Kings and Wild. The Spruce Kings defeated the Wild in Wenatchee the last time both clubs met in the United States back in the 2018-19 season.
- THIS AND THAT
THIS: Following tonight’s game with Wenatchee, the Spruce Kings wrap up the 10 day road trip on Wednesday night in Penticton. It is the final matchup of the season between both teams. That is slated for a 7:00 puck drop at the South Okanagan Events Centre THAT: Corey Cunningham’s goal on Friday for the Spruce Kings now has him back to averaging a point per game for the Spruce Kings.
- PLAYERS TO WATCH
SPRUCE KINGS (F) NICK POISSON
If the Spruce Kings are going to be successful tonight, having #24 contribute would do nothing but help this team. Poisson’s 30 points are the most on the team this season and has delivered in nearly every big moment for PG this season. He looks to provide another spark for his club in the United States.
CENTENNIALS – (G) DANIEL CHENARD
Chenard is very familiar to the Prince George Spruce Kings. The former Chilliwack Chief has seen the Spruce Kings in the last two playoff series and has gotten the short end of the stick in both seasons. Chenard would like nothing more than a win against the Spruce Kings tonight in Wenatchee.