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GAME PREVIEW: Prince George Spruce Kings vs. West Kelowna Warriors (Game #28)

PHOTO: Chuck Chin

Tonight, at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, the Prince George Spruce Kings play their first home game in over a month, as they kick off a three game home-stand against the West Kelowna Warriors at 7:00 PM. The Spruce Kings are coming off a 5-0 victory over the Cranbrook Bucks at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook. Ty Gagno, Kilian McGregor-Bennett, Rowan Miler, Luc Laylin, and Kolton Cousins all scored for Prince George, while Aaron Trotter secured his first shutout of the season, making 36 saves.

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WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS

OVERVIEW

 Head Coach: Simon Ferguson

2021-22 Record: 19-10-0-0

2021-22 Away Record: 9-6-0-0

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

Last Game: An 8-2 victory on January 5th in Merritt against the Centennials

Goals For/Goals Against: 110 GF/91 GA (+19)

Power-Play: 20.4% (11th)

Penalty-Kill: 80.0% (7th)

Leading Scorers: Felix Trudeau (29GP – 20G – 17A- 37PTS) Elan Bar-Lev-Wise (29GP – 14G – 16A – 30PTS) Tyler Cristall (25GP – 16G – 13A – 29 PTS)

A NEW FACE

The Warriors acquired QMJHL veteran Christophe Farmer at the January 10th Trade Deadline. Farmer has spent the first portion of the 2021-22 season with the Quebec Remparts, netting seven goals and 12 helpers in 29 games played. In his QMJHL career, the Blainville, QC product has played 166 games and has 113 points in those contests.

WARRIORS NOTES:

-Felix Trudeau sits in 2nd in the BCHL in Rookie Scoring

-The Warriors are 12-2-0-0 when scoring first

-Tyson Jugnauth sits 2nd in the BCHL in Assists recorded by a defenceman

-Tyler Cristall has recorded points in his last 10 road games (12 points)

 

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Alex Evin

2021-22 Season Record: 15-9-2-1

2021-22 Home Record: 7-4-1-0

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

Last Game: A 5-0 Victory this past Saturday night in Cranbrook against the Bucks

Goals For/Goals Against: 90 GF/ 62 GA (+28)

Power-Play: 28.6% (4th)

Penalty-Kill: 81.4% (5th)

Leading Scorers: John Herrington (27GP – 14G – 18A – 32PTS) Nick Rhéaume (26GP – 14G -14A – 28PTS) Simon Labelle (27GP – 7G – 20A – 27PTS)

HOME COOKIN’

 The Spruce Kings return to the friendly confines of the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena for the first time since December 11th. The Spruce Kings are 7-4-1 on home ice this year and have collected points in their last three home games. The Spruce Kings possess the league’s top power-play when on home ice. Prince George has scored 18 power-play goals in the Mix, good for a 31% rate on the man advantage. The Spruce Kings are also 6-0 at home when leading after two periods. Tonight’s clash with the Warriors kicks off a three game homestand for the Spruce Kings.

SPRUCE KINGS NOTES:

-Luc Laylin has recorded 10 points in 10 games as a Spruce King

-The Spruce Kings are 13-4 when outshooting their opponent

-Dylan Schives is tied for the league lead in power-play points

-Kilian McGregor-Bennett has four points in last four games