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Spruce Kings Practice Saturday in Burns Lake

The Prince George Spruce Kings will give local hockey fans in Burns Lake a preview of the 2023 BCHL Road Show when they visit the community on Saturday September 10th to hold an open practice and youth skills sessions in conjunction with Burns Lake Minor Hockey.

The Spruce Kings will take to the ice at Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena from 12:00 to 1:15 pm, with the team practice open to the public.

There will be Street Hockey and a BBQ in the arena parking lot from 2:30 – 5:00 pm with the Spruce Kings participating, as well as on-ice sessions.

The U9/U10/U11 players will take to the ice from 3:00 – 3:45 PM, followed by the U12/U13/U14/U15/U16/U17/U18 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.

Players can register through Burns Lake Minor Hockey. To Register, Visit BURNS LAKE MINOR HOCKEY on Facebook

The 2023 Road Show event in Burns Lake, B.C. will take place on the traditional land of the Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation. The event will take place on Feb. 18 and 19, Family Day long weekend, at Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena, where the Prince George Spruce Kings and Salmon Arm Silverbacks will play two regular-season games. The league is partnering with the Lake Babine Nation who will co-host the event.

About the BCHL:

Sending more players on to college hockey every season than any other hockey league in Canada, the BCHL has established itself as a national leader in the development of young student athletes. Considering today’s NHL features more NCAA alumni than ever before, Junior A hockey is fast rivaling other leagues in North America as a breeding ground for the sport’s most elite and successful players. In 2019-20 alone, there were 196 BCHL players who received scholarships to top schools in the U.S. and Canada.

About the Lake Babine Nation:

Lake Babine Nation (LBN) is one of the largest First Nations in British Columbia. Nat’uden speaking people, LBN currently has over 2570 registered members. LBN’s territory is vast, covering 1.4 million hectares and includes five on-reserve communities, Woyenne, Fort Babine, Tachet, Old Fort, and Donald’s Landing/Pinkut and 28 designated Indian reserves. The Woyenne reserve, adjacent to the Village of Burns Lake, has served as the Nation’s administrative centre since the 1950’s. LBN currently operates on an Indian Act Elected system; which elects a 1 Chief and 9 Council members every three years, its culture is very much alive with 4 clans and their respective hereditary chiefs.