PHOTO: Garrett James
Tonight, at the Chilliwack Coliseum, the Prince George Spruce Kings look to string their 6th consecutive win together as they take on the Chilliwack Chiefs at 5 PM. The Spruce Kings are coming off a 7-0 victory over the Merritt Centennials back on Wednesday night. Christian Buono netted his second hat trick of the season, while Kolton Cousins, Simon Labelle, and Hunor Torzsok also found the back of the net.
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PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS
Head Coach: Alex Evin
Last Game: A 7-0 victory over the Merritt Centennials this past Wednesday night.
Record vs. CWK: 3-3-1
Power-Play: 22.1% (5th)
Penalty Kill: 90.8% (3rd)
Leading Scorers: Christian Buono (14 GP – 10G – 9A – 16 PTS), Andrew Seaman (14 GP – 8G – 6A – 14 PTS), Nick Rhéaume (14 GP – 6G – 5A – 11 PTS)
MONSTER OF A MAN
Christian Buono continues to fill the back of the cage for the Spruce Kings. The 20-year-old forward from Burnaby leads all Spruce Kings in goals with 10 and also sits 7th in BCHL scoring. Buono is coming off his second hat trick performance in a 7-0 victory over the Merritt Centennials on Wednesday night.
After the victory on Wednesday night, Aaron Trotter, Jordan Fairlie, and Kobe Grant now all have pitched shutout performances in the pod season. Wednesday night marked Fairlie’s first BCHL shutout and now sits in 3rd place in the BCHL with a goalsagainst average of 1.81. Trotter has two shutouts in the Pod season, and sits second in the BCHL in goals against average (1.42) and in save percentage with .938%.
PRINCE GEORGE NOTES
- Kolton Cousins has 6 goals in his last 5 games.
- Prince George has only allowed 22 goals in 14 games (2nd in BCHL)
- Mason Waite sits 4th in power-play assists in the entire BCHL (6)
- Aaron Trotter starts in goal tonight
Head Coach: Brian Maloney
Record vs. PG: 4-3
Last Game: A 5-3 victory over the Merritt Centennials last night
Power-Play: 16.4% (12th)
Penalty Kill: 83.3% (6th)
Leading Scorers: Ethan Bowen (15 GP – 7G – 7A – 14 PTS), Kyle Penney (15 GP – 5G – 9A – 14 PTS), Sasha Teleguine (15 GP – 1G – 11A – 12 PTS)
SWISS ARMY KNIFE
Forward Ray Fust has begun to heat up in the pod. The Nebraska-Omaha commit has 4 goals in his last 3 games. Fust is also coming off a natural hat-trick performance against the Centennials last night en route to a 5-3 victory
- Three Chiefs lead the team in goals with 7 (Bowen, Penney, Fust)
- Sasha Teleguine has 4 points in his last 4 games
- Mathieu Caron starts in goal vs Chilliwack