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GAME PREVIEW: Prince George Spruce Kings vs. Vernon Vipers (Game #33)

Tonight, at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, the Prince George Spruce Kings return home for a pair of games, beginning tonight against the Vernon Vipers at 7:00 PM. Tonight marks the third Spruce Kings decade night, as the Spruce Kings honor the 1990’s decade. The Spruce Kings are coming off a 2-1 victory on Sunday in Trail against the Smoke Eaters. Austin Fraser and Luc Laylin supplied the goal scoring, while Aaron Trotter got his 12th win of the season, making 21 saves. Colton Cameron also collected a pair of assists and earned first star honours.





 Head Coach: Jason McKee

2021-22 Record: 11-14-3-3

2021-22 Road Record: 2-7-2-2-3

2021-22 Record vs. PG: 2-1-0-1

Last Game: A 4-3 shootout victory in Merritt against the Centennials on Wednesday night.

Goals For/Goals Against: 81 GF/96 GA

Power-Play: 18.3% (14th)

Penalty-Kill: 74.5% (14th)

Leading Scorers: Cameron MacDonald (21GP – 10G – 14A – 24PTS) Luke Buss (28GP – 11G -13A – 24PTS) Ryan Shostak (29GP – 10A – 11A – 21PTS)


 Veteran Vipers forward Cam MacDonald has been the top go getter in points for the Vipers thus far in 2021-22. The Dartmouth College commit has posted 24 points in 21 games played, which includes seven points in his last four games. The Surrey, BC product was a major catalyst in their win over Salmon Arm a week ago, where he compiled four points, including the overtime winner.


-The Vipers are 8-3-5 when they score the first goal this season

-The Vipers are 5-1-2 in one goal games this season

-Jojo Tanaka-Campbell has four points in his last four games

-Talon Zakall has a pair of assists in his last three games


 Head Coach: Alex Evin

2021-22 Season Record: 19-9-2-3

2021-22 Home Record: 11-4-1-0

2021-22 Record vs. VER: 2-2-0-0

Last Game: A 2-1 victory on Sunday in Trail against the Smoke Eaters

Goals For/Goals Against: 112 GF/ 73 GA

Power-Play: 25.2% (5th)

Penalty-Kill: 81.2% (5th)

Leading Scorers: John Herrington (33GP – 17G – 22A – 39PTS) Nick Rhéaume (32GP – 19G -17A – 36PTS) Simon Labelle (33GP – 8G – 24A – 32PTS)


 Spruce Kings forward and 20-year-old Luc Laylin has been no short of incredible offensively for Prince George since he has joined the club. In 16 games as a Spruce King, Laylin has registered 16 points, which includes six goals and ten assists. One of those goals came this past Sunday in Trail which led to being the game winning goal. Laylin is committed to play NCAA Division 1 Hockey next year at the University of St. Thomas with fellow teammate Aaron Trotter.



-Rowan Miller leads all Spruce Kings in points vs Vernon this season ( 4 PTS in 4 GP)

-The Spruce Kings are 9-3 at home this season when out-shooting their opponent

-Colton Cameron has six points in his last five games

-Nick Rhéaume enters tonight’s contest with a four-game point streak (8PTS in last 4GP)




Before you take off for the game tonight, 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 always worn when in the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena unless you have food and/or drink.


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