SPRUCE KINGS (10-15-2-3) @ VEES (21-7-1-0)
6:30 PM | LISTEN: 93.1 CFIS FM | WATCH: HockeyTV
2019-20 Head to Head: 0-0-1
2019-20 Spruce Kings Road Record: 4-9-0-1
2019-20 Vees Home Record: 5-3-1-0
Points – Nick Poisson (30)
Goals – Poisson (11)
Points – Jay O’Brien (42)
Goals – O’Brien (15)
The Spruce Kings are coming off a 2-1 loss this past Monday night against the Wenatchee Wild at the Town Toyota Centre. Newly acquired goaltender Carter Woodside made his starting debut as a Prince George Spruce King, making 31 saves in the loss. Evan Orr had the lone tally for the Spruce Kings in the setback as well. Tonight, marks the fifth and final game on this lengthy road trip for the Spruce Kings.
The Interior Division Leading Vees are coming off a 4-0 loss this past Friday night against the Chilliwack Chiefs at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Goaltender Yaniv Perets made 25 stops in the loss for Penticton. The Vees actually outshot the Chiefs 30-29 in Friday’s contest. Chilliwack goaltender Mathieu Caron was credited with the shutout victory.
- US VS THEM
This is the second and final meeting between the Spruce Kings and Vees. The Vees defeated the Spruce Kings 4-3 in overtime in mid-September at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena. Jay O’Brien had the OT winner to give the Vees the extra point in PG. Nick Poisson, Preston Brodziak, and Chong Min Lee had the Spruce Kings goals in that one as well.
- THIS AND THAT
THIS: Following tonight’s game with Penticton, the Spruce Kings are back home for a five-game home-stand beginning Sunday afternoon against the Powell River Kings. That one is slated for a 3:00 puck drop at the RMCA.THAT: Fin Williams will make his return to the Spruce Kings lineup tonight. Williams has been sidelined with a lower body injury since mid-October. The 16-year-old has also been invited to the Team Canada West camp roster which kicks off this weekend in Dawson Creek.
- PLAYERS TO WATCH
SPRUCE KINGS (F) COREY CUNNINGHAM
Cunningham has had a fairly successful road trip. The PG product has two goals in his last three games and is back to averaging a point per game. Cunningham has already smashed his point totals from last year and has played some big and crucial minutes this season. Cunningham will look to keep up his excellent play against Penticton tonight.
VEES – (F) DAVID SILYE
Silye is one of the many offensive weapons on the Vees roster. The Penticton captain has 29 points in 29 games this season and also has points in two of his last three games heading into tonight’s clash with Prince George.