PHOTO: Vicki Brown
Tonight, at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, the Prince George Spruce Kings wrap up the three-game home-stand as they take on the Penticton Vees at 7:00 PM. The Spruce Kings are coming off a 5-1 victory this past Saturday night against the Merritt Centennials. Colton Cameron, Luc Laylin, Austin Fraser, John Herrington, and Ty Gagno all scored for the home team, while Aaron Trotter made 13 saves in the victory.
Head Coach: Fred Harbinson
2021-22 Record: 21-5-0-2
2021-22 Road Record: 8-4-0-1
2021-22 Record vs PG: 2-1-0-0
Last Game: A 5-2 defeat last Wednesday night against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Goals For/Goals Against: 135 GF/63 GA
Power-Play: 27.0% (4th)
Penalty-Kill: 83.7% (3rd)
Leading Scorers: Luc Wilson (28GP – 15G – 25A – 40PTS) Fin Williams (27GP – 12G – 25A – 37PTS) Josh Nadeau (28GP – 21G – 15A – 36PTS)
THE NEW GUY
The Vees were able to bolster their defensive core prior to the trade deadline, by adding defender and LA Kings 2019 draft pick Braden Doyle. Doyle, out of Lynnfield, MA spent the first portion of the season at Boston University before joining the Vees roster. The 20-year-old defenceman has appeared in just one game for Penticton thus far and recorded an assist.
-Goaltender Kaeden Lane leads the BCHL in wins (15)
-Luc Wilson leads the BCHL in power-play points (20)
-The Vees are 17-3 this season when scoring the first goal
-The Vees are 12-2 this season when leading after the first period
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS
Head Coach: Alex Evin
2021-22 Record: 17-9-2-1
2021-22 Home Record: 9-4-1-0
2021-22 Record vs PEN: 1-2-0-0
Last Game: A 5-1 victory on Saturday night against the Merritt Centennials
Goals For/Goals Against: 98 GF/64 GA
Power-Play: 26.4% (6th)
Penalty-Kill: 82.3% (5th)
Leading Scorers: John Herrington (29GP – 17G – 18A – 35PTS) Nick Rhéaume (28GP – 14G -14A – 28PTS) Simon Labelle (29GP – 7G – 21A -28 PTS)
THE NEWEST NCAA COMMIT
19-year-old defender and third year Spruce King Colton Cameron has been a spark on the back end for the Spruce Kings. The newly Bentley commit has notched six points in his last five games and now has 16 points in the 21-22 campaign. Cameron was named the first star in Saturday’s win over Merritt and was also named an honourable mention for the BCHL player of the week along with his teammate Dylan Schives.
SPRUCE KINGS NOTES
-The Spruce Kings have recorded points in six straight games
-Luc Laylin has 12 points in 12 games as a Spruce King
-John Herrington has three goals in his last two games
-Dylan Schives has three points in his last three games
-Ty Gagno has four points in his last three games
-Rowan Miller is three games shy of 150 BCHL Games Played
-Amran Bhabra is five games shy of 100 BCHL Games Played
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Before you take off for the game, please be advised of the following operational, health and safety protocols currently in place at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena:
VACCINE PASSPORT AND ID: Make sure to present your vaccine passport and ID at the front glass doors upon your arrival to the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.
MASK POLICY: Masks are to be worn at all times when in the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, unless you have food and/or drink.
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