When: 4pm Saturday September 23rd
Where: Prospera Centre (Chilliwack)
That is the streak that the Prince George Spruce Kings will attempt to break today as they take on the Penticton Vees who have yet to lose a game in the BCHL Showcase.
That is the streak Prince George broke back in 2012 as the Penticton Vees attempted to break a CJHL record for consecutive wins. To this day is you ask Spruce Kings fans many will recount the winning goal right to who earned the assists on the play.
Both teams are coming off wins yesterday as the Vees played an early 10am game and beat the Langley Rivermen 6-4. Penticton was caught sleeping early on as they trailed 2-0 after the first period. The powerhouse team was able to get their legs moving in time though, and thanks to some takeaways were able to keep their showcase streak alive.
Prince George entered the “headliner” game as dubbed by the PA Announcer without a win on the year. You certainly wouldn’t know it by the final score as they had goals on their first three shots enroute to a 7-2 victory over the Merritt Centennials.
The two teams met earlier this year in Prince George with Penticton opening their season with a strong 4-0 win. Following that game Prince George were outscored 24-6 in three games against the Wenatchee Wild who again opened their season with a roar against their Northern opponents.
With a win, Prince George could leapfrog three teams, and move into second place in the Mainland division. At no time last year did the Spruce Kings hold onto a playoff position, so a better start would be huge for the team especially coming off some difficult losses early this year.
Confidence is high with a big win against Merritt last night, and a win against the Vees would certainly be a big step for the Spruce Kings moving on this season.