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Game Preview | Spruce Kings vs. Chiefs | May 3, 2021

PHOTO: Garrett James

 

Tonight, at the Chilliwack Coliseum, the Prince George Spruce Kings look to get back in the win column in the 17th game of the pod season against the Chilliwack Chiefs at 5 PM. The Spruce Kings are coming off a 6-5 defeat over the Merritt Centennials two nights ago. Christian Buono, Amran Bhabra, Simon Labelle, John Herrington, and Rowan Miller all found the back of the net for Prince George two nights ago. The Chiefs are coming off a 4-3 victory over the Centennials last night. Ethan Bowen led the way offensively for Chilliwack scoring once and also having an assist.

 

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PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS

OVERVIEW

 

Head Coach: Alex Evin

 

Record: 11-4-1

 

Last Game: A 6-5 defeat against the Merritt Centennials on Saturday May 1st.

 

Record vs. CWK: 4-3-0-1

 

Power-Play: 23% (5th)

Penalty Kill: 87.8% (3rd)

 

 

 

Leading Scorers: Christian Buono (16 GP – 11G – 10A – 21 PTS), Andrew Seaman (16GP – 10G – 6A – 16 PTS), Nick Rhéaume (16 GP – 6G – 8A – 14 PTS)

 

RAZOR RHEAUME

Nick Rheaume continues to produce offensively for Prince George. The Sherbrooke QC product had a helper in the Spruce Kings last game and also has six points in his last four games. Rhéaume is third in team scoring currently with six goals and eight assists in 16 games.

 

IN THE PIPES

PG goes back to Aaron Trotter this evening for the Spruce Kings. Trotter has been no short of fantastic in this pod season. Trotter has played eight times and sports a 5-2-1 record with a 1.61 GAA and a .933 save percentage. The Victoria product also has two shutouts in the pod season.

 

 

PRINCE GEORGE NOTES

 

  • Nick Rheaume has 6 points in his last four games
  • Rowan Miller, Andrew Seaman, and Christian Buono are all tied for 2nd in the BCHL in short-handed goals
  • Prince George just sits one point ahead of Chilliwack heading into tonight’s contest

 

 

CHILLIWACK CHIEFS

OVERVIEW

 

 

Head Coach: Brian Maloney

 

Record: 11-6

 

Record vs. PG: 4-4

 

Last Game: A 4-3 victory over the Merritt Centennials last night

 

Power-Play: 10.0% (14th)

Penalty Kill: 78.4% (10th)

 

Leading Scorers: Ethan Bowen (16 GP – 8G – 8A – 16 PTS), Kyle Penney (17 GP – 6G – 10A – 18 PTS), Tanner Andrew (17 GP – 8G – 5A – 13 PTS)

 

CAPTAIN PENNEY

The Chilliwack Chief captain Kyle Penney has been producing at an incredible rate in the past week. Penney has 9 points in his last 6 games and also had a helper in the win against Merritt last night. The forward from Coal Harbour NS is committed to play NCAA Division 1 Hockey at Cornell University.

 

CHILLWIACK NOTES

  • Sasha Teleguine leads the pod in assists (12)
  • Jackson Munro leads all Chief defenders in points (12)
  • Mathieu Caron starts in goal for Merritt