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Game Preview | Spruce Kings vs. Centennials | May 1 2021

PHOTO – Garrett James

Tonight, at the Chilliwack Coliseum, the Prince George Spruce Kings look to string their 7th consecutive win together as they take on the Merritt Centennials at 5 PM. The Spruce Kings are coming off a 7-3 victory over the Chilliwack Chiefs last night. Andrew Seaman and Corey Cunningham both scored twice, while Carter Cochrane, Mason Waite, and Colton Cameron also all found the back of the net. Aaron Trotter got the win in goal making 28 saves.

 

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PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS

OVERVIEW

 

Head Coach: Alex Evin

 

Record: 11-3-1

 

Last Game: A 7-3 victory over the Chilliwack Chiefs last night

 

Record vs. MER: 7-0

 

Power-Play: 22.5% (5th)

Penalty Kill: 90% (3rd)

 

 

Leading Scorers: Christian Buono (15 GP – 10G – 10A – 20 PTS), Andrew Seaman (15 GP – 10G – 6A – 16 PTS), Nick Rhéaume (15 GP – 6G – 7A – 13 PTS)

 

MR PG

Corey Cunningham is slowly but surely starting to find his stride in the back half of this pod season. The 4thyear Spruce King has five points in his last three games and also scored twice in last night’s victory over Chilliwack. Cunningham now sits with 10 points total in the Pod season.

 

THE CAPTAIN

Spruce Kings captain Mason Waite continues to impress in the pod. The 20-year-old defender who is committed to St. Lawrence University has six points in his last five games and also is coming off a three-point night in the win last night against the Chiefs. Waite now sits with 12 points in as many games.

 

 

PRINCE GEORGE NOTES

 

  • Nick Rheaume has 5 points in his last three games
  • Prince George has only allowed 25 goals in 14 games (2nd in BCHL)
  • Rowan Miller, Andrew Seaman, and Christian Buono are all tied for 2nd in the BCHL in short-handed goals
  • Jordan Fairlie starts in goal tonight

 

 

MERRITT CENTENNIALS

OVERVIEW

 

 

Head Coach: Derek Sweet-Coulter

 

Record: 2-13

 

Record vs. PG: 0-7

 

Last Game: A 5-3 defeat against the Chilliwack Chiefs on Thursday April 29.

 

Power-Play: 10.0% (14th)

Penalty Kill: 78.4% (10th)

 

Leading Scorers: Walker Erickson (14 GP – 4G – 5A – 9 PTS), Matteo Pecchia (15 GP – 4G – 4A – 8 PTS), Jake McLean (12 GP – 3G – 4A – 7 PTS)

 

WALK THIS WAY

Forward Walker Erickson is coming off one of his best nights of the pod thus far. Erickson was able to score a highlight reel goal in the setback to the Chilliwack Chiefs. The former Trail Smoke Eater leads the Centennials in points with 9 in 14 games played

 

MERRITT NOTES

  • Ben Ward is coming off his first three points in the Pod
  • Zack Dallazanna is suiting up for his 110th BCHL game
  • Colton Phillips-Watts starts in goal for Merritt