Sunday, December 20, 2009

Game 40 - at Merritt Centennials

Rosters ...

Merritt Centennials

1 Keith Hamilton (G 6'00" 175 3/01/92 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 00 PIMs)
2 Matt Mazzarolo (D 6'03" 200 2/05/90 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 39 G 4 A 8 Pts 12 76 PIMs)
3 Jeff Zmurchyk (D 6'00" 175 1/06/90 Fernie, BC, CAN) (GP 34 G 4 A 11 Pts 15 21 PIMs)
4 Steve Tresierra (D 5'11" 180 4/17/90 Golden, BC, CAN) (GP 39 G 2 A 15 Pts 17 44 PIMs)
6 Austin Baecker (D 6'06" 220 4/17/92 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 15 PIMs)
7 Derek Hills (D 6'02" 205 12/05/90 Campbell River, BC, CAN) (GP 38 G 14 A 20 Pts 34 39 PIMs)
8 Ryne Bodger (D 6'00" 180 11/02/89 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 3 A 9 Pts 12 15 PIMs)
9 Colton Sobchak (F 5'10" 175 5/11/90 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 12 A 22 Pts 34 33 PIMs)
10 Andrew Pickering (F 5'10" 175 6/02/89 West Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 7 A 24 Pts 31 43 PIMs)
11 Jeff Jones (F 5'09" 175 12/29/91 Revelstoke, BC, CAN) (GP 39 G 15 A 14 Pts 29 11 PIMs)
12 Jordan Soquila (F 6'00" 194 10/14/89 Maple Ridge, BC, CAN) (GP 39 G 15 A 20 Pts 35 33 PIMs)
14 Dustin Johnson (F 6'01" 190 4/05/90 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 24 A 11 Pts 35 53 PIMs)
15 Daniel Chang (F 5'11" 180 5/19/91 Woodland Hills, CA, USA) (GP 33 G 1 A 7 Pts 8 18 PIMs)
16 Alex Valenti (F 5'11" 185 8/29/89 St. Louis, MI, USA) (GP 24 G 9 A 8 Pts 17 20 PIMs)
17 David Sabey (F 6'03" 205 1/01/91 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 7 A 8 Pts 15 25 PIMs)
19 Lucas Blinkhorn (F 5'10" 175 5/31/89 Winfield, BC, CAN) (GP 6 G 1 A 2 Pts 3 08 PIMs)
22 Stephen Wall (F 6'01" 190 5/31/91 St. Albert, AB, CAN) (GP 34 G 4 A 9 Pts 13 21 PIMs)
24 Mitch Jones (D 6'02" 185 12/12/91 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 1 A 14 Pts 15 53 PIMs)
26 Silvan Harper (F 5'10" 185 3/25/92 Coquitlam, BC, CAN) (GP 38 G 5 A 6 Pts 11 54 PIMs)
27 Alexander MacMillan (F 6'03" 200 3/29/90 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 23 G 6 A 5 Pts 11 17 PIMs)
28 Kameran Crawford (D 6'01" 190 12/03/91 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 25 PIMs)
35 Cole Holowenko (G 6'02" 190 1/05/93 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/90 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 8 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/90 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 9 A 26 Pts 35 50 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 40 G 5 A 25 Pts 30 60 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/90 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 22 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/01/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 4 A 5 Pts 9 41 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/90 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 18 A 7 Pts 25 20 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/89 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/91 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 39 G 5 A 2 Pts 7 12 PIMs)
12 Marcus Watson (F 6'03" 198 1/17/89 San Jose, CA, USA) (GP 36 G 12 A 21 Pts 33 32 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/09/91 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 88 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/08/91 Anchorage, AK, USA) (GP 32 G 8 A 8 Pts 16 48 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/89 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 40 G 16 A 39 Pts 55 20 PIMs)
18 Brendan Nadolny (D 6'02" 190 8/01/90 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 4 A 7 Pts 11 19 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/07/89 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 8 A 22 Pts 30 20 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/92 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/05/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 04 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/91 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 83 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 40 G 8 A 10 Pts 18 13 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/89 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 34 G 7 A 17 Pts 24 32 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/08/89 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 13 A 19 Pts 32 79 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 38 G 22 A 30 Pts 52 42 PIMs)
30 Jason Greenwell (G 5'11" 175 5/29/89 Spokane, WA, USA) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/90 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Game 39 - at Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Rosters ...

Salmon Arm Silverbacks

5 Jayson Reardon (D 6'01" 200 6/24/90 Lumby, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 1 A 4 Pts 5 68 PIMs)
7 Levi Hantula (F 5'10" 190 11/13/90 Revelstoke, BC, CAN) (GP 2 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
8 Matt Ridley (D 6'02" 210 5/17/90 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 3 A 6 Pts 9 30 PIMs)
9 Christopher Hoe (F 6'00" 175 1/30/90 Burnaby, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 1 A 10 Pts 11 12 PIMs)
10 Greg Noyes (D 6'01" 174 5/26/90 Lucan, ON, CAN) (GP 37 G 14 A 25 Pts 39 30 PIMs)
11 Charlie Vasaturo (D 6'03" 202 12/07/90 Sewell, NJ, USA) (GP 37 G 4 A 12 Pts 16 46 PIMs)
12 Tyler Gubb (F 6'02" 210 6/11/89 Stouffville, ON, CAN) (GP 37 G 16 A 18 Pts 34 67 PIMs)
14 Justin Krabben (D 6'04" 182 6/30/91 Rocky Mtn. House, AB, CAN) (GP 30 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
16 Josh Manson (F 6'03" 190 10/07/91 Prince Albert, SK, CAN) (GP 31 G 4 A 10 Pts 14 41 PIMs)
17 Brett Knowles (F 5'11" 180 4/25/91 Vanderhoof, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 26 PIMs)
18 Rick Soo (F 5'11" 177 3/15/91 Tokyo, , JPN) (GP 23 G 5 A 2 Pts 7 17 PIMs)
19 David Killip (F 5'10" 155 3/31/91 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 23 A 29 Pts 52 41 PIMs)
20 Devin Gannon (F 6'00" 185 10/31/91 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 4 A 8 Pts 12 55 PIMs)
22 Bobby Lipsett (F 6'00" 197 3/27/89 Salmon Arm, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 3 A 9 Pts 12 48 PIMs)
24 Brandon Mistal (F 5'09" 177 4/01/92 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 12 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
28 Josh Monk (D 5'11" 190 4/05/92 Langley, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 1 A 7 Pts 8 48 PIMs)
29 Kurt Williams (G 5'10" 167 11/15/91 Faribault, MN, USA) (GP 6 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
41 Tony Ierfino (G 6'01" 190 2/11/89 Montreal, PQ, CAN) (GP 33 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 08 PIMs)
88 Mark Zengerle (F 5'11" 178 5/12/89 Rochester, NY, USA) (GP 37 G 21 A 58 Pts 79 34 PIMs)
91 Travis Statchuk (F 5'10" 175 3/31/90 Wadena, SK, CAN) (GP 32 G 11 A 22 Pts 33 41 PIMs)
94 Corey Chakeen (F 5'11" 182 7/18/89 Clarendon Hills, IL, USA) (GP 36 G 21 A 16 Pts 37 38 PIMs)
98 Matt Cassidy (F 5'10" 180 2/23/90 London, ON, CAN) (GP 37 G 6 A 4 Pts 10 04 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/90 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 8 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/90 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 8 A 23 Pts 31 46 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 38 G 5 A 22 Pts 27 56 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/90 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 34 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 22 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/01/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 4 A 5 Pts 9 41 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/90 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 34 G 17 A 6 Pts 23 18 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/89 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/91 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 37 G 5 A 2 Pts 7 12 PIMs)
12 Marcus Watson (F 6'03" 198 1/17/89 San Jose, CA, USA) (GP 34 G 12 A 19 Pts 31 32 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/09/91 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 86 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/08/91 Anchorage, AK, USA) (GP 30 G 8 A 8 Pts 16 41 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/89 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 38 G 14 A 39 Pts 53 20 PIMs)
18 Brendan Nadolny (D 6'02" 190 8/01/90 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 4 A 7 Pts 11 19 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/07/89 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 8 A 17 Pts 25 15 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/92 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/05/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 04 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/91 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 78 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 38 G 8 A 10 Pts 18 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/89 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 32 G 6 A 17 Pts 23 32 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/08/89 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 14 A 19 Pts 33 79 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 19 A 29 Pts 48 42 PIMs)
30 Jason Greenwell (G 5'11" 175 5/29/89 Spokane, WA, USA) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/90 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Game 38 - at Westside Warriors

Pre Game Notes ...

The Spruce Kings will start the first of three games this weekend to wrap up the 2009 portion of their season in Westside. It is the final regular season meeting with the Warriors. The last time these two played in the Royal LePage Arena, the game went into overtime with the Warriors coming out victorious. Westside has picked up three wins against Prince George, but the Spruce Kings won't be in the giving mood tonight and think they may have received an early Christmas present in the form of a goaltender.

The following is an excerpt from the Fernie Ghostriders website.

Jason Greenwell has been called up to the Prince George Spruce Kings for this coming weekend.  This is a great opportunity for Jason to play some games at the Junior 'A' level.  The Spruce Kings will play against the Westside Warriors, Salmon Arm Silverbacks and the Merritt Centenials.  Greenwell currently leads all KIJHL goaltenders with 20 wins, 93.1sv % and a 1.65 GAA.  Jason's last start in the BCHL was for the Trail Smokeeaters when he helped his previous affiliate team to a 5-4 win over the Quesnel Millionaires.

Rosters ...

Westside Warriors

2 Matthew Maher (D 6'02" 195 4/11/90 Avon, ON, CAN) (GP 36 G 2 A 6 Pts 8 37 PIMs)
5 Jason Nash (D 5'11" 180 3/29/91 Oxnard, ON, CAN) (GP 18 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 12 PIMs)
7 Michael Quinn (D 6'00" 175 11/20/90 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 1 A 4 Pts 5 06 PIMs)
8 Joel Woznikoski (D 6'04" 185 3/22/89 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 38 G 2 A 12 Pts 14 132 PIMs)
9 Cole Wilson (F 6'01" 195 6/19/90 White Rock, BC, CAN) (GP 38 G 11 A 21 Pts 32 14 PIMs)
10 Quinn Gould (F 6'02" 190 5/02/90 Fort McMurray, AB, CAN) (GP 35 G 9 A 8 Pts 17 21 PIMs)
11 Patrick Bartoshyk (F 5'11" 190 1/13/90 Lethbridge, AB, CAN) (GP 19 G 3 A 3 Pts 6 17 PIMs)
12 Tyler Brickler (F 5'11" 180 1/27/91 Riverwoods, IL, USA) (GP 10 G 3 A 1 Pts 4 07 PIMs)
14 Kyle Singleton (F 6'01" 180 8/30/90 Beaverton, OR, USA) (GP 38 G 15 A 13 Pts 28 26 PIMs)
15 Shawn Hochhausen (F 6'01" 180 6/14/92 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 2 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
16 Cam Reid (F 6'02" 183 8/25/91 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 17 A 31 Pts 48 48 PIMs)
18 Colton Sissons (F 6'00" 173 11/05/93 North Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 4 A 10 Pts 14 18 PIMs)
19 Dru Morrison (F 5'09" 165 5/10/92 Russell, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 2 A 6 Pts 8 04 PIMs)
20 Spencer Humphries (D 6'02" 205 4/30/92 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 0 A 6 Pts 6 39 PIMs)
21 Peter MacIntosh (D 6'01" 190 5/19/91 Fredericton, NB, CAN) (GP 20 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 13 PIMs)
22 Trevor Bailey (F 5'08" 170 3/21/89 Winfield, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 30 A 29 Pts 59 28 PIMs)
23 Alex Grieve (F 6'00" 190 5/18/90 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 38 G 10 A 15 Pts 25 55 PIMs)
24 Brendan Ellis (D 6'02" 206 1/05/89 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 38 G 12 A 31 Pts 43 60 PIMs)
25 Max French (F 5'08" 160 10/07/92 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 6 A 5 Pts 11 15 PIMs)
26 Tyler Krause (F 5'11" 165 9/15/91 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 12 A 13 Pts 25 18 PIMs)
27 Izaak Berglund (D 6'00" 200 2/27/91 Little Falls, AR, USA) (GP 24 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 28 PIMs)
28 Grayson Downing (F 5'11" 170 4/18/92 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 14 A 14 Pts 28 22 PIMs)
30 Cam Gorchynski (G 6'02" 175 12/04/92 Chilliwack, BC, USA) (GP 6 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
33 Kevin Jebson (G 5'11" 205 4/11/89 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 12 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/90 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 8 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/90 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 8 A 23 Pts 31 46 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 5 A 21 Pts 26 54 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/90 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/01/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 34 G 4 A 5 Pts 9 41 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/90 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 15 A 6 Pts 21 18 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/89 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/91 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 36 G 4 A 2 Pts 6 12 PIMs)
12 Marcus Watson (F 6'03" 198 1/17/89 San Jose, CA, USA) (GP 4 G 2 A 7 Pts 9 06 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/09/91 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 81 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/08/91 Anchorage, AK, USA) (GP 29 G 8 A 8 Pts 16 39 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/89 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 14 A 39 Pts 53 20 PIMs)
18 Brendan Nadolny (D 6'02" 190 8/01/90 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/07/89 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 8 A 16 Pts 24 15 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/92 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/05/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 04 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/91 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 78 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 8 A 10 Pts 18 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/89 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 31 G 6 A 17 Pts 23 32 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/08/89 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 14 A 19 Pts 33 79 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 47 G 23 A 34 Pts 57 59 PIMs)
30 Jason Greenwell (G 5'11" 175 5/29/89 Spokane, WA, USA) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/90 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Game 37 - vs Quesnel Millionaires

Rosters ...

Quesnel Millionaires

1 Michael Smith (G 5'09" 170 4/19/91 Spokane, WA, USA) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Anderson White (D 6'04" 205 8/16/91 Caledon, ON, CAN) (GP 16 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 06 PIMs)
4 Jacob Verheyden (F 5'10" 186 1/11/89 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 8 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 08 PIMs)
5 Sam Higgins (D 5'10" 165 3/23/90 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 35 G 3 A 16 Pts 19 33 PIMs)
6 Spencer Graboski (F 6'02" 170 1/06/93 Quesnel, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 6 A 7 Pts 13 04 PIMs)
7 Alexander Roach (D 6'03" 207 4/19/93 Quesnel, BC, CAN) (GP 4 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
8 Tyson Price (F 5'11" 178 8/18/91 Slave Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 1 A 3 Pts 4 11 PIMs)
9 Brett Howe (F 5'11" 185 5/22/90 Lethbridge, AB, CAN) (GP 30 G 3 A 5 Pts 8 65 PIMs)
10 Catlin Bigsnake (F 6'05" 275 3/17/90 Sihsike, AB, CAN) (GP 12 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 30 PIMs)
14 Skyler Smutek (D 6'00" 175 5/07/90 Seattle, WA, USA) (GP 36 G 5 A 15 Pts 20 73 PIMs)
16 Trevor Hertz (F 6'00" 189 10/11/89 Jaffray, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 24 A 21 Pts 45 15 PIMs)
17 Taylor Holst (F 6'01" 185 4/24/89 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 18 A 21 Pts 39 72 PIMs)
18 Joshua Desmarais (F 6'00" 250 1/15/89 St. Laurent, PQ, CAN) (GP 5 G 3 A 2 Pts 5 08 PIMs)
20 Darick Ste-Marie (F 5'11" 195 9/19/89 St-Bruno, PQ, CAN) (GP 37 G 9 A 18 Pts 27 20 PIMs)
21 Tyler French (F 5'07" 165 9/15/90 Westside, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 8 A 10 Pts 18 15 PIMs)
22 Mitch Galbraith (F 6'02" 183 4/21/90 Quesnel, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 4 A 2 Pts 6 34 PIMs)
23 Matt Hutchinson (D 6'01" 195 7/01/91 North Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 16 G 1 A 0 Pts 1 10 PIMs)
24 Brandon Watson (F 5'11" 173 2/24/92 Keremeos, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 32 PIMs)
25 Rylan Stanyer (D 6'02" 210 4/19/90 Burns Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 15 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 22 PIMs)
26 Chris Kerr (F 6'00" 175 10/22/92 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 2 A 2 Pts 4 04 PIMs)
27 Eliot Raibl (D 5'11" 184 3/28/89 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 37 G 5 A 22 Pts 27 55 PIMs)
28 Tyler Billon (D 6'02" 190 7/18/92 Chilliwack, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 14 PIMs)
29 Clayton Chessa (F 5'10" 185 4/22/91 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 1 A 7 Pts 8 25 PIMs)
31 Kirby Halcrow (G 6'02" 218 3/13/91 Grande Prairie, AB, CAN) (GP 27 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 06 PIMs)
35 Luke Siemens (G 5'11" 165 11/06/92 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/90 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 8 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/90 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 8 A 22 Pts 30 46 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 5 A 21 Pts 26 52 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/90 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/01/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 4 A 5 Pts 9 41 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/90 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 15 A 6 Pts 21 18 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/89 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/91 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 35 G 4 A 2 Pts 6 12 PIMs)
12 Marcus Watson (F 6'03" 198 1/17/89 San Jose, CA, USA) (GP 32 G 11 A 18 Pts 29 30 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/09/91 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 74 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/08/91 Anchorage, AK, USA) (GP 28 G 8 A 8 Pts 16 39 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/89 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 13 A 38 Pts 51 20 PIMs)
18 Brendan Nadolny (D 6'02" 190 8/01/90 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 4 A 7 Pts 11 19 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/07/89 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 8 A 16 Pts 24 15 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/92 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/05/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 04 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/91 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 74 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 8 A 10 Pts 18 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/89 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 30 G 6 A 17 Pts 23 32 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/08/89 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 14 A 19 Pts 33 79 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 34 G 19 A 26 Pts 45 42 PIMs)
30 Bowman Rutledge (G 5'09" 150 1/08/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/90 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 16 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Game 36 - vs Cowichan Valley Capitals

Rosters ...

Cowichan Valley Capitals

3 Brett Apted (D 6'00" 190 10/27/90 St. Louis, MO, USA) (GP 21 G 1 A 6 Pts 7 35 PIMs)
5 Nicholas Wong (D 6'00" 195 12/08/91 Burnaby, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 2 A 12 Pts 14 22 PIMs)
7 Shane Taker (D 6'03" 185 2/12/90 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 3 A 13 Pts 16 25 PIMs)
8 Jackson Garrett (F 6'03" 185 7/14/91 Comox, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 12 A 13 Pts 25 46 PIMs)
9 Alex Halloran (D 5'09" 180 9/10/90 Salt Lake City, UT, USA) (GP 35 G 3 A 10 Pts 13 45 PIMs)
11 Nick Anderson (F 6'00" 185 10/29/89 Port Coquitlam, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 16 A 10 Pts 26 41 PIMs)
12 Justin Sotkowy (D 5'11" 175 8/30/90 Victoria, BC, CAN) (GP 12 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 06 PIMs)
13 Nick Amies (D 6'01" 180 7/25/92 Enderby, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 16 PIMs)
14 Chase Kaiser (F 5'09" 170 5/18/92 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 5 A 2 Pts 7 21 PIMs)
16 Drew George (F 6'00" 165 4/03/91 Regina, SK, CAN) (GP 24 G 10 A 7 Pts 17 24 PIMs)
16 Rajan Sidhu (D 6'03" 190 3/29/91 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 3 A 5 Pts 8 19 PIMs)
17 Taylor Paziuk (F 6'00" 172 7/18/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 7 A 9 Pts 16 34 PIMs)
18 Anthony Perdicaro (F 6'02" 190 6/21/89 East Rockaway, NY, USA) (GP 9 G 5 A 4 Pts 9 16 PIMs)
19 Shawn Mueller (F 6'02" 185 8/20/92 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 4 A 2 Pts 6 07 PIMs)
20 Joey Massingham (F 5'08" 160 5/21/89 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 5 A 6 Pts 11 42 PIMs)
21 Joel Kern (F 6'01" 180 4/01/91 New Orleans, NO, USA) (GP 36 G 0 A 13 Pts 13 56 PIMs)
25 Mike Hammond (F 5'10" 172 2/21/90 Victoria, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 6 A 17 Pts 23 10 PIMs)
26 Mickael Jung (F 5'10" 175 9/26/92 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 6 A 3 Pts 9 08 PIMs)
27 Brendon MacDonald (F 5'11" 180 6/23/91 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 34 G 2 A 4 Pts 6 81 PIMs)
31 Laurent Brossoit (G 6'02" 189 3/23/93 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 12 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
35 Alexandre Peck (G 6'04" 185 10/28/90 Kirkland, PQ, CAN) (GP 23 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
91 Ryan Green (F 6'03" 210 9/26/90 Essex, ON, CAN) (GP 23 G 5 A 8 Pts 13 50 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/90 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 8 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/90 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 8 A 22 Pts 30 46 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 5 A 21 Pts 26 52 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/90 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/01/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 4 A 5 Pts 9 41 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/90 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 15 A 6 Pts 21 18 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/89 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/91 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 35 G 4 A 2 Pts 6 12 PIMs)
12 Marcus Watson (F 6'03" 198 1/17/89 San Jose, CA, USA) (GP 32 G 11 A 18 Pts 29 30 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/09/91 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 74 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/08/91 Anchorage, AK, USA) (GP 28 G 8 A 8 Pts 16 39 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/89 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 13 A 38 Pts 51 20 PIMs)
18 Brendan Nadolny (D 6'02" 190 8/01/90 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 4 A 7 Pts 11 19 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/07/89 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 8 A 16 Pts 24 15 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/92 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/05/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 04 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/91 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 74 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 36 G 8 A 10 Pts 18 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/89 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 30 G 6 A 17 Pts 23 32 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/08/89 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 14 A 19 Pts 33 79 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 34 G 19 A 26 Pts 45 42 PIMs)
30 Bowman Rutledge (G 5'09" 150 1/08/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/90 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 16 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Game 35 - vs Alberni Valley Bulldlogs

Rosters ...

Alberni Valley Bulldogs

1 Frank Slubowski (G 5'10" 175 12/31/90 Prince Rupert, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 04 PIMs)
3 Brody Lynott (D 6'01" 185 7/05/91 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 39 PIMs)
4 Ryan Corbiell (D 6'01" 190 4/29/89 Cluny, AB, CAN) (GP 34 G 2 A 10 Pts 12 46 PIMs)
6 Luke Fenske (D 6'00" 200 5/23/93 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 1 A 10 Pts 11 36 PIMs)
7 Frank Riddle (D 6'00" 180 4/19/90 St. Catharines, ON, CAN) (GP 30 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 20 PIMs)
8 David Dziurzynski (F 6'03" 205 10/06/89 Lloydminster, AB, CAN) (GP 33 G 9 A 26 Pts 35 65 PIMs)
9 Casey Bailey (F 6'01" 185 10/22/91 Anchorage, AK, USA) (GP 28 G 10 A 4 Pts 14 28 PIMs)
10 Matt Hatch (F 6'01" 180 1/22/90 Massena, CA, USA) (GP 35 G 10 A 16 Pts 26 43 PIMs)
11 Jeff Reppucci (D 5'10" 170 1/21/91 Newburyport, SK, CAN) (GP 4 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 04 PIMs)
12 Tyler Berkholtz (F 5'11" 180 1/19/92 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 41 PIMs)
14 Nick Cecere (D 6'00" 180 10/12/90 West Des Moines, IO, USA) (GP 35 G 2 A 5 Pts 7 27 PIMs)
15 Mitch MacMillan (F 6'00" 185 11/24/89 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 33 A 14 Pts 47 54 PIMs)
16 Mark MacMillan (F 6'00" 150 1/23/92 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 10 A 24 Pts 34 28 PIMs)
17 Johnny Rogic (F 6'00" 185 11/14/90 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 12 A 14 Pts 26 18 PIMs)
20 Tye Lewis (F 5'10" 185 6/24/89 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 15 A 19 Pts 34 12 PIMs)
21 Warren Muir (F 6'00" 193 10/16/89 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 10 A 3 Pts 13 35 PIMs)
23 Trent Dorais (F 5'10" 160 4/15/91 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 5 A 8 Pts 13 64 PIMs)
24 Josh Mitchell (F 5'10" 165 3/21/91 Osoyoos, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 3 A 12 Pts 15 02 PIMs)
25 Sam Mitchell (F 6'00" 190 1/16/90 Osoyoos, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 5 A 8 Pts 13 26 PIMs)
27 Kevin Ross (D 6'00" 180 6/18/90 Cranbrook, BC, CAN) (GP 35 G 6 A 26 Pts 32 12 PIMs)
28 Robert Lindores (F 6'01" 198 3/07/91 Port Alberni, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 1 A 4 Pts 5 29 PIMs)
35 Scott Lewan (G 6'00" 180 10/12/90 West Des Moines, IO, USA) (GP 8 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 00 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/90 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 8 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/90 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 8 A 21 Pts 29 44 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 34 G 4 A 19 Pts 23 48 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/90 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/01/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 3 A 5 Pts 8 41 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/90 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 13 A 6 Pts 19 18 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/89 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/91 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 33 G 4 A 2 Pts 6 12 PIMs)
12 Marcus Watson (F 6'03" 198 1/17/89 San Jose, CA, USA) (GP 30 G 11 A 15 Pts 26 28 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/09/91 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 74 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/08/91 Anchorage, AK, USA) (GP 26 G 8 A 8 Pts 16 37 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/89 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 34 G 13 A 36 Pts 49 20 PIMs)
18 Brendan Nadolny (D 6'02" 190 8/01/90 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 4 A 7 Pts 11 19 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/07/89 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 8 A 16 Pts 24 15 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/92 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/05/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/91 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 74 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 34 G 8 A 10 Pts 18 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/89 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 28 G 6 A 17 Pts 23 32 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/08/89 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 14 A 18 Pts 32 79 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 17 A 26 Pts 43 42 PIMs)
30 Bowman Rutledge (G 5'09" 150 1/08/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/90 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 14 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Wes McLeod Selected to All Star Starting Lineup

Prince George Spruce Kings veteran defenceman Wes McLeod was named today to the Interior Conference Starting Line for the BCHL All Star game to be held in Nanaimo January 13, 2010.

Wes McLeod has generated a lot of attention over the course of the past two seasons with the Spruce Kings and was on the Interior Division All Star team last year in Vernon. The defenceman who calls Kamloops home has also represented Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge and has played in the CJHL Prospects Game.

With a scholarship to the University of Alaska in Anchorage, Wes has proven to be a valuable member of the Spruce Kings and has compiled a record of 8 goals and 21 assists to average better than a point a game through 27 games this season. Through his three year tenure with the Spruce Kings, Wes has played in a total of 143 games with 17 goals and 56 assists.

Those numbers place Wes in the top 5 all-time Spruce Kings list for points by a defenceman, 6th among goals scored by a defenceman and 5th for assists by a defenceman.

This will be the first year that the BCHL All-Star Team will face the defending Fred Page Cup champions. The Vernon Vipers will be up against the league's best on January 13th at the Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo.

The BCHL has released the entire All Star selections and has that list available on their website at http://www.bchl.ca

The player nomination and voting process was conducted by the head coaches of the BCHL’s 17 teams.

Wes McLeod and the Spruce Kings will face the Alberni Valley Bulldogs tonight and the Cowichan Valley Capitals tomorrow night in a pair of inter-divisional games in the BCHL. Game time both nights is 7:00pm in the Prince George Coliseum.

For more information, contact the Spruce Kings office at 250.564.1747.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Alumni Relative Claims Latest Prize in Show Home Lottery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Prince George Spruce Kings would like to congratulate Melissa Lawrence of Prince George, the winner of the third early bird draw in the 28th Annual Spruce Kings Show Home Lottery. Ticket number 3713 was purchased at Canadian Tire and was drawn on Sunday night at 8:00pm out of the Show Home Lottery draw barrel at the house in the Aberdeen Glen Subdivision.

When notified of that her ticket had been drawn as the early bird prize winner, Melissa was very excited and said she had been a long time follower of the Spruce Kings because her uncle Rick Kooses had played for the team. As the winner of the third early bird prize, Melissa wins a four pack of adult season tickets to the Prince George Spruce Kings 2010-11 British Columbia Hockey League season valued at $716.

The winning ticket was one of the 4,178 in the draw barrel, which is over 55% of the 7,500 tickets available for the annual lottery in support of the community owned Junior ‘A’ Spruce Kings hockey team. The lottery has sold out in both of the previous years and is on pace to do the same again this year.

“It is amazing the support we are getting from all over the province and especially here in Prince George,” said Spruce Kings Show Home Lottery manager, Jim Young. “It is incredible to have over 41 hundred tickets sold at this point of the lottery. We are so grateful to the overwhelming support we are getting.”

Seven early bird prizes remain leading up to the grand prize of a custom built Show Home by Ebb Construction valued at $376,000 on February 14, 2010. The next early bird prize draw will be on Sunday December 13, 2009 for a $2,000 Canadian Tire Gift Card. There is also a 32” HD TV from the Northern Hardware (Dec 20), a $3,200 Rona Gift Card (Jan 17) as well as a three trips from Japatedon Travel & Cruises. The Las Vegas Get-Away will be drawn on January 24, the Mexican Riviera Cruise for two on January 31 and the Disney Family Vacation on February 7. A complete list of early bird prizes and draw dates as well as a winner’s list is available from the Spruce Kings website at www.sprucekings.bc.ca.

Tickets are available at numerous locations around Prince George including Canadian Tire, the kiosk in Pine Centre Mall, Spruceland News, Hart Drugs, Evergreen Pharmacy, the Northern Hardware, the Spruce Kings office in the Prince George Coliseum and the Show Home at 2638 Links Drive in the Aberdeen Glen Subdivision. Tickets can also be purchased from anywhere within the Province of British Columbia through a convenient 24 hour phone service. Call 250.962.I.WIN (4946) or toll free 1.888.962.4946.

For more information, please contact the Spruce Kings office at 250.564.1747.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Game 34 - vs Merritt Centennials

Rosters ...

Merritt Centennials

1 Keith Hamilton (G 6'00" 175 3/01/92 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 00 PIMs)
2 Matt Mazzarolo (D 6'03" 200 2/05/90 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 4 A 7 Pts 11 63 PIMs)
3 Jeff Zmurchyk (D 6'00" 175 1/06/90 Fernie, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 4 A 8 Pts 12 17 PIMs)
4 Steve Tresierra (D 5'11" 180 4/17/90 Golden, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 1 A 15 Pts 16 40 PIMs)
6 Austin Baecker (D 6'06" 220 4/17/92 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 10 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 13 PIMs)
7 Derek Hills (D 6'02" 205 12/05/90 Campbell River, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 10 A 14 Pts 24 39 PIMs)
8 Ryne Bodger (D 6'00" 180 11/02/89 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 3 A 9 Pts 12 15 PIMs)
9 Colton Sobchak (F 5'10" 175 5/11/90 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 8 A 18 Pts 26 29 PIMs)
10 Andrew Pickering (F 5'10" 175 6/02/89 West Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 6 A 20 Pts 26 35 PIMs)
11 Jeff Jones (F 5'09" 175 12/29/91 Revelstoke, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 13 A 12 Pts 25 11 PIMs)
12 Jordan Soquila (F 6'00" 194 10/14/89 Maple Ridge, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 11 A 17 Pts 28 21 PIMs)
14 Dustin Johnson (F 6'01" 190 4/05/90 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 19 A 11 Pts 30 42 PIMs)
15 Daniel Chang (F 5'11" 180 5/19/91 Woodland Hills, CA, USA) (GP 26 G 1 A 5 Pts 6 14 PIMs)
16 Alex Valenti (F 5'11" 185 8/29/89 St. Louis, MI, USA) (GP 22 G 9 A 8 Pts 17 20 PIMs)
17 David Sabey (F 6'03" 205 1/01/91 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 7 A 7 Pts 14 25 PIMs)
22 Stephen Wall (F 6'01" 190 5/31/91 St. Albert, AB, CAN) (GP 27 G 2 A 5 Pts 7 21 PIMs)
24 Mitch Jones (D 6'02" 185 12/12/91 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 1 A 10 Pts 11 41 PIMs)
26 Silvan Harper (F 5'10" 185 3/25/92 Coquitlam, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 5 A 5 Pts 10 41 PIMs)
27 Alexander MacMillan (F 6'03" 200 3/29/90 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 16 G 6 A 3 Pts 9 13 PIMs)
28 Kameran Crawford (D 6'01" 190 12/03/91 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 16 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 18 PIMs)
35 Cole Holowenko (G 6'02" 190 1/05/93 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/90 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 8 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/90 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 8 A 21 Pts 29 44 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 3 A 18 Pts 21 48 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/90 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/01/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 3 A 5 Pts 8 41 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/90 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 12 A 6 Pts 18 16 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/89 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/91 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 32 G 4 A 2 Pts 6 10 PIMs)
12 Marcus Watson (F 6'03" 198 1/17/89 San Jose, CA, USA) (GP 29 G 10 A 12 Pts 22 26 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/09/91 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 74 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/08/91 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 25 G 8 A 8 Pts 16 37 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/89 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 12 A 34 Pts 46 20 PIMs)
18 Brendan Nadolny (D 6'02" 190 8/01/90 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 4 A 7 Pts 11 19 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/07/89 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 8 A 16 Pts 24 15 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/92 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/05/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/91 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 72 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 33 G 8 A 9 Pts 17 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/89 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 27 G 6 A 17 Pts 23 32 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/08/89 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 14 A 17 Pts 31 77 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 15 A 25 Pts 40 42 PIMs)
30 Bowman Rutledge (G 5'09" 150 1/08/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/90 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Game 33 - vs Westside Warriors

Rosters ...

Westside Warriors

2 Matthew Maher (D 6'02" 195 4/11/90 Avon, ON, CAN) (GP 31 G 2 A 5 Pts 7 33 PIMs)
5 Jason Nash (D 5'11" 180 3/29/91 Oxnard, ON, CAN) (GP 13 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 10 PIMs)
7 Michael Quinn (D 6'00" 175 11/20/90 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 1 A 4 Pts 5 06 PIMs)
8 Joel Woznikoski (D 6'04" 185 3/22/89 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 0 A 11 Pts 11 108 PIMs)
9 Cole Wilson (F 6'01" 195 6/19/90 White Rock, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 10 A 18 Pts 28 10 PIMs)
10 Quinn Gould (F 6'02" 190 5/02/90 Fort McMurray, AB, CAN) (GP 28 G 7 A 5 Pts 12 19 PIMs)
11 Patrick Bartoshyk (F 5'11" 190 1/13/90 Lethbridge, AB, CAN) (GP 13 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 13 PIMs)
12 Tyler Brickler (F 5'11" 180 1/27/91 Riverwoods, IL, USA) (GP 3 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
14 Kyle Singleton (F 6'01" 180 8/30/90 Beaverton, OR, USA) (GP 31 G 12 A 11 Pts 23 22 PIMs)
16 Cam Reid (F 6'02" 183 8/25/91 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 13 A 28 Pts 41 40 PIMs)
18 Colton Sissons (F 6'00" 173 11/05/93 North Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 2 A 10 Pts 12 14 PIMs)
19 Dru Morrison (F 5'09" 165 5/10/92 Russell, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 2 A 4 Pts 6 04 PIMs)
20 Spencer Humphries (D 6'02" 205 4/30/92 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 0 A 5 Pts 5 32 PIMs)
21 Peter MacIntosh (D 6'01" 190 5/19/91 Fredericton, NB, CAN) (GP 14 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 06 PIMs)
22 Trevor Bailey (F 5'08" 170 3/21/89 Winfield, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 26 A 26 Pts 52 26 PIMs)
23 Alex Grieve (F 6'00" 190 5/18/90 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 31 G 9 A 10 Pts 19 38 PIMs)
24 Brendan Ellis (D 6'02" 206 1/05/89 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 11 A 21 Pts 32 44 PIMs)
25 Max French (F 5'08" 160 10/07/92 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 6 A 5 Pts 11 15 PIMs)
26 Tyler Krause (F 5'11" 165 9/15/91 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 9 A 12 Pts 21 18 PIMs)
27 Izaak Berglund (D 6'00" 200 2/27/91 Little Falls, AR, USA) (GP 19 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 24 PIMs)
28 Grayson Downing (F 5'11" 170 4/18/92 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 12 A 9 Pts 21 14 PIMs)
30 Cam Gorchynski (G 6'02" 175 12/04/92 Chilliwack, BC, USA) (GP 6 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
33 Kevin Jebson (G 5'11" 205 4/11/89 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 12 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/90 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 8 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/90 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 8 A 21 Pts 29 44 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 3 A 19 Pts 22 44 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/90 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/01/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 36 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/90 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 12 A 6 Pts 18 16 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/89 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/91 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 31 G 4 A 2 Pts 6 10 PIMs)
12 Marcus Watson (F 6'03" 198 1/17/89 San Jose, CA, USA) (GP 29 G 10 A 12 Pts 22 26 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/09/91 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 74 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/08/91 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 24 G 8 A 7 Pts 15 37 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/89 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 12 A 33 Pts 45 20 PIMs)
18 Brendan Nadolny (D 6'02" 190 8/01/90 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 12 G 4 A 7 Pts 11 17 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/07/89 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 8 A 16 Pts 24 15 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/92 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/05/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/91 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 72 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 32 G 8 A 9 Pts 17 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/89 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 26 G 6 A 17 Pts 23 32 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/08/89 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 12 A 17 Pts 29 73 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/90 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 14 A 25 Pts 39 42 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/90 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 12 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
30 Bowman Rutledge (G 5'09" 150 1/08/93 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Game 32 - at Penticton Vees

Rosters ...

Penticton Vees

1 Sean Bonar (G 6'01" 170 2/12/1991 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
6 Derik Johnson (D 5'11" 180 2/1/1990 Scottsdale, AZ, USA) (GP 28 G 1 A 7 Pts 8 38 PIMs)
7 Byron Sorensen (D 5'10" 170 1/25/1991 Kyle, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 0 A 5 Pts 5 02 PIMs)
8 Bo Dolan (D 5'11" 185 3/26/1990 St. Paul, MN, USA) (GP 24 G 5 A 8 Pts 13 28 PIMs)
9 Ryan Viselli (F 5'10" 175 4/19/1989 Windsor, ON, CAN) (GP 29 G 7 A 14 Pts 21 24 PIMs)
10 Eric Filiou (F 5'11" 178 10/5/1989 Vaudreuil, PQ, CAN) (GP 29 G 8 A 13 Pts 21 32 PIMs)
11 Denver Manderson (F 5'10" 175 4/22/1989 Fergus, ON, CAN) (GP 29 G 18 A 42 Pts 60 08 PIMs)
14 Alex Szczechura (F 5'09" 175 5/1/1990 Brantford, ON, CAN) (GP 27 G 14 A 16 Pts 30 17 PIMs)
15 Stefan Nicholishen (F 6'02" 215 4/30/1993 Tottenham, ON, CAN) (GP 24 G 1 A 3 Pts 4 08 PIMs)
17 Joey Laleggia (D 5'10" 170 6/24/1992 Burnaby, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 4 A 18 Pts 22 15 PIMs)
18 Isaac MacLeod (D 6'04" 205 2/22/1992 Nelson, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 1 A 12 Pts 13 18 PIMs)
19 Joey Holka (F 6'03" 182 6/5/1990 Phoenix, AZ, USA) (GP 29 G 14 A 10 Pts 24 36 PIMs)
21 Logan Johnston (F 6'00" 200 6/28/1991 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 7 A 11 Pts 18 54 PIMs)
22 Garrett Milan (F 5'08" 150 4/5/1991 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 14 A 14 Pts 28 05 PIMs)
23 Ben Sexton (F 6'00" 193 6/6/1991 Kanata, ON, CAN) (GP 19 G 3 A 0 Pts 3 38 PIMs)
25 Taylor Peters (F 6'03" 200 1/24/1992 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 2 A 4 Pts 6 08 PIMs)
26 Hayden Trupp (F 5'07" 152 6/8/1992 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 06 PIMs)
27 Jake Johnson (F 5'08" 160 6/27/1989 Duluth, MN, USA) (GP 17 G 6 A 10 Pts 16 04 PIMs)
33 Joel Rumpel (G 6'03" 175 3/14/1991 Swift Current, SK, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
43 Luke Curadi (D 6'05" 255 5/14/1991 Cheshire, NY, USA) (GP 27 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 57 PIMs)
44 Matt Paltridge (D 5'11" 165 8/11/1989 Tecumseh, ON, CAN) (GP 29 G 7 A 14 Pts 21 25 PIMs)
78 Beau Bennett (F 6'01" 180 11/27/1991 Gardena, ON, CAN) (GP 25 G 19 A 26 Pts 45 08 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/1990 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 8 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/1990 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 8 A 20 Pts 28 44 PIMs)
4 Clayton McEwan (D 6'00" 180 11/26/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 08 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 3 A 18 Pts 21 42 PIMs)
6 Tyler Miller (D 6'03" 210 1/1/1991 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 14 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 35 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/1990 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/1/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 36 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/1990 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 12 A 6 Pts 18 16 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/1989 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/1991 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 30 G 4 A 1 Pts 5 10 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/1993 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/9/1991 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 74 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/8/1991 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 24 G 8 A 7 Pts 15 37 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 12 A 32 Pts 44 20 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/7/1989 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 6 A 16 Pts 22 13 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/1992 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/5/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/1991 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 70 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 31 G 8 A 10 Pts 18 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/1989 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 25 G 6 A 15 Pts 21 30 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/8/1989 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 12 A 17 Pts 29 68 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 14 A 25 Pts 39 40 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/1990 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Game 31 - at Trail Smoke Eaters

Rosters ...

Trail Smoke Eaters

1 Kiefer Smiley (G 5'11" 180 2/23/1990 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 06 PIMs)
2 Graeme Strukoff (D 5'11" 185 3/30/1991 Chilliwack, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 1 A 4 Pts 5 40 PIMs)
3 Ben Matthews (D 6''03" 197 3/23/1991 Chugiak, AK, USA) (GP 24 G 2 A 7 Pts 9 40 PIMs)
4 Wade Bennett (D 5'08" 170 4/22/1990 Gardena, CA, USA) (GP 21 G 0 A 11 Pts 11 17 PIMs)
6 Eric Walker (D 6'01" 187 2/23/1993 Castlegar, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 1 A 4 Pts 5 31 PIMs)
7 Steve Koshey (D 5'08" 175 3/27/1991 Trail, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 5 A 16 Pts 21 12 PIMs)
8 Tommy Rizzardo (D 6'00" 205 2/25/1990 Dallas, TX, USA) (GP 18 G 1 A 9 Pts 10 15 PIMs)
9 Travis St. Denis (F 5'07" 155 9/9/1992 Trail, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 15 A 14 Pts 29 37 PIMs)
10 Darnell Dyck (F 6'02" 185 4/18/1991 Chilliwack, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 10 A 10 Pts 20 36 PIMs)
11 Sam Mellor (F 5'10" 175 11/21/1992 Cranbrook, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 14 A 15 Pts 29 04 PIMs)
14 Scott Jacklin (F 5'11" 178 3/9/1990 Kimberley, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 9 A 28 Pts 37 31 PIMs)
16 Matt Wilkins (F 5'11" 175 1/26/1991 Kimberley, BC, CAN) (GP 12 G 1 A 10 Pts 11 12 PIMs)
17 Nick Sandor (F 6'00" 187 2/15/1989 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 17 A 18 Pts 35 06 PIMs)
18 Josh McEwan (F 5'10" 175 4/7/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 85 PIMs)
19 Michael Betz (F 6'02" 215 7/3/1992 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 5 G 5 A 6 Pts 11 02 PIMs)
20 Sean Nugent (F 6'02" 210 11/8/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 3 A 2 Pts 5 53 PIMs)
21 Justin Brown (F 5'11" 180 10/12/1991 Trail, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 1 A 4 Pts 5 18 PIMs)
22 Thomas Abenante (F 5'09" 160 3/16/1990 Trail, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 04 PIMs)
23 Tye Lewis (F 5'10" 185 6/24/1989 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 15 A 19 Pts 34 12 PIMs)
24 Philip Patenaude (D 6'02" 190 5/11/1991 Montreal, PQ, CAN) (GP 2 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 02 PIMs)
25 Paul Mailey (F 5'09" 165 7/28/1990 Trail, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 4 A 11 Pts 15 04 PIMs)
26 Mitch Kaufmann (D 6'00" 192 8/9/1991 Red Deer, AB, CAN) (GP 19 G 2 A 6 Pts 8 23 PIMs)
35 Garrett Beckwith (G 6'00" 180 1/4/1990 Parsipany, NJ, USA) (GP 16 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/1990 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 7 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/1990 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 7 A 19 Pts 26 44 PIMs)
4 Clayton McEwan (D 6'00" 180 11/26/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 08 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 3 A 18 Pts 21 42 PIMs)
6 Tyler Miller (D 6'03" 210 1/1/1991 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 35 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/1990 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/1/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 36 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/1990 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 12 A 6 Pts 18 16 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/1989 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/1991 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 29 G 4 A 1 Pts 5 10 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/1993 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/9/1991 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 74 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/8/1991 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 24 G 8 A 7 Pts 15 37 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 10 A 32 Pts 42 20 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/7/1989 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 6 A 16 Pts 22 13 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/1992 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/5/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/1991 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 70 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 30 G 8 A 9 Pts 17 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/1989 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 24 G 6 A 15 Pts 21 30 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/8/1989 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 11 A 16 Pts 27 68 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 13 A 24 Pts 37 40 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/1990 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Game 30 - at Vernon Vipers

Rosters ...

Vernon Vipers

3 Garrett Noonan (D 6'01" 205 1/28/1991 Norfork, NC, USA) (GP 28 G 2 A 6 Pts 8 42 PIMs)
4 Nils-Erik Soderlund (D 6'05" 210 9/27/1990 Carlsbad, NS, CAN) (GP 8 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 14 PIMs)
5 Mike Collins (F 6'00" 180 5/25/1990 Boston, MA, USA) (GP 29 G 20 A 25 Pts 45 20 PIMs)
6 Darrin Robak (D 6'02" 180 11/5/1991 Red Deer, AB, CAN) (GP 6 G 2 A 4 Pts 6 13 PIMs)
7 Dan Nycholat (D 6'02" 190 2/4/1992 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 28 G 4 A 18 Pts 22 21 PIMs)
9 Dylan Walchuk (F 5'09" 170 2/4/1992 McBride, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 13 A 23 Pts 36 06 PIMs)
10 Connor Jones (F 5'09" 165 8/16/1990 Montrose, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 19 A 15 Pts 34 24 PIMs)
11 Cory Kane (F 6'03" 190 9/15/1990 Irvine, CA, USA) (GP 29 G 12 A 17 Pts 29 24 PIMs)
12 Cole Ikkala (F 6'01" 195 7/27/1990 Philadelphia, PA, USA) (GP 27 G 10 A 12 Pts 22 15 PIMs)
14 Braden Pimm (F 6'00" 175 12/28/1989 Fort St. John, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 14 A 23 Pts 37 35 PIMs)
15 Kellen Jones (F 5'09" 165 8/16/1990 Montrose, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 6 A 28 Pts 34 08 PIMs)
16 Drew George (F 6'00" 165 4/3/1991 Regina, SK, CAN) (GP 24 G 10 A 7 Pts 17 24 PIMs)
19 Jonathan Milhouse (F 5'10" 170 1/30/1989 Yorba Linda, CA, USA) (GP 25 G 9 A 21 Pts 30 08 PIMs)
20 Rob Short (F 6'00" 200 6/5/1989 Coldstream, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 11 A 15 Pts 26 14 PIMs)
21 Kevin Kraus (D 6'02" 205 9/5/1989 Garden Grove, CA, USA) (GP 27 G 2 A 16 Pts 18 25 PIMs)
22 Sawyer Mick (F 6'01" 180 9/22/1991 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 7 A 7 Pts 14 27 PIMs)
24 Steve Weinstein (D 5'09" 165 8/13/1990 Los Angeles, CA, USA) (GP 29 G 3 A 7 Pts 10 00 PIMs)
25 Nick Amies (D 6'01" 180 7/25/1992 Enderby, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 09 PIMs)
27 Bryce Kakoske (F 6'01" 200 4/27/1990 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 6 A 13 Pts 19 06 PIMs)
28 Adam Thompson (D 6'01" 190 6/27/1990 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 26 G 2 A 10 Pts 12 04 PIMs)
29 Patrick McGillis (F 5'10" 185 3/14/1991 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 20 G 5 A 10 Pts 15 09 PIMs)
30 Brad Voth (G 5'10" 170 12/27/1991 Herbert, SK, CAN) (GP 9 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Graeme Gordon (G 6'02" 183 4/15/1989 North Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/1990 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 7 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/1990 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 7 A 19 Pts 26 42 PIMs)
4 Clayton McEwan (D 6'00" 180 11/26/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 08 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 3 A 17 Pts 20 42 PIMs)
6 Tyler Miller (D 6'03" 210 1/1/1991 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 35 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/1990 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/1/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 36 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/1990 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 11 A 6 Pts 17 16 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/1989 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/1991 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 28 G 4 A 1 Pts 5 10 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/1993 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/9/1991 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 74 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/8/1991 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 24 G 8 A 7 Pts 15 37 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 10 A 31 Pts 41 20 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/7/1989 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 6 A 16 Pts 22 11 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/1992 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/5/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/1991 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 70 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 29 G 8 A 9 Pts 17 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/1989 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 23 G 6 A 15 Pts 21 30 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/8/1989 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 11 A 16 Pts 27 63 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 13 A 24 Pts 37 40 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/1990 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 10 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Show Home Lottery - Early Bird #2

The second early bird prize in the 28th annual Spruce Kings Show Home Lottery was drawn last night at the house on Links Drive in the Abredeen Glen Subdivision. Congratulations to Dean Ross of Prince George with ticket #3118 who won a four pack of Spruce Kings season tickets for the 2010/11 BCHL season.

Following the draw and confirmation of the winning ticket, the ticket was put back into the draw barrel where it will now be eligible for all remaining early bird draws and the grand prize draw. Early bird prizes still remaining include a $2,000 gift card from Canadian Tire, a $3,200 gift card from Rona, a 32 inch HD TV from the Northern Hardware, a Las Vegas Get-Away, a Mexican Riviera Cruise and a Disney Family Vacation all from Japatedon Travel & Cruises. The grand prize of a $376,000 Show Home built by Ebb Construction will be drawn on February 14, 2010.

The Show Home Lottery is nearing 50% sold out with over 3,500 of the 7,500 available tickets having been already purchased. Tickets are available at various retailers around Prince George including the Northern Hardware, Spruceland News, Evergreen Pharmacy, Hart Drug Store, Canadian Tire, the Pine Centre Mall kiosk, the Spruce Kings office and the Show Home at 2638 Links Drive. Tickets can also be purchased anywhere within the province of British Columbia through the Show Home ticket phone line, call 250-962-I-WIN (4946) or toll free 1-888-962-4946 24 hours a day.

Know your limit, play within it. Must be 19 years of age to play.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Game 29 - vs Quesnel Millionaires

3 Anderson White (D 6'04" 205 8/16/1991 Caledon, ON, CAN) (GP 12 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
5 Sam Higgins (D 5'10" 165 3/23/1990 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 26 G 1 A 14 Pts 15 29 PIMs)
6 Spencer Graboski (F 6'02" 170 1/6/1993 Quesnel, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 3 A 5 Pts 8 04 PIMs)
7 Matthew Herskovitz (D 6'02" 200 12/3/1989 Montreal, PQ, CAN) (GP 28 G 5 A 6 Pts 11 12 PIMs)
8 Tyson Price (F 5'11" 178 8/18/1991 Slave Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 1 A 2 Pts 3 11 PIMs)
9 Brett Howe (F 5'11" 185 5/22/1990 Lethbridge, AB, CAN) (GP 25 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 58 PIMs)
10 Catlin Bigsnake (F 6'05" 275 3/17/1990 Sihsike, AB, CAN) (GP 6 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 23 PIMs)
12 Nicholas Kerr (F 6'02" 205 1/24/1992 Oak Falls, BC, CAN) (GP 1 G 1 A 0 Pts 1 00 PIMs)
14 Skyler Smutek (D 6'00" 175 5/7/1990 Seattle, WA, USA) (GP 28 G 4 A 12 Pts 16 58 PIMs)
16 Trevor Hertz (F 6'00" 189 10/11/1989 Jaffray, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 20 A 15 Pts 35 06 PIMs)
17 Taylor Holst (F 6'01" 185 4/24/1989 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 15 A 13 Pts 28 56 PIMs)
18 Erik Hansen (F 5'11" 175 10/10/1989 Minnetonka, MN, USA) (GP 28 G 4 A 9 Pts 13 10 PIMs)
19 Breyden DeCock (F 5'09" 176 3/1/1990 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 22 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 28 PIMs)
20 Darick Ste-Marie (F 5'11" 195 9/19/1989 St-Bruno, PQ, CAN) (GP 28 G 6 A 14 Pts 20 20 PIMs)
21 Tyler French (F 5'07" 165 9/15/1990 Westside, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 8 A 7 Pts 15 13 PIMs)
22 Mitch Galbraith (F 6'02" 183 4/21/1990 Quesnel, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 3 A 1 Pts 4 32 PIMs)
23 Matt Hutchinson (D 6'01" 195 7/1/1991 N. Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 9 G 1 A 0 Pts 1 06 PIMs)
24 Brandon Watson (F 5'11" 173 2/24/1992 Keremeos, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 27 PIMs)
25 Rylan Stanyer (D 6'02" 210 4/19/1990 Burns Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 14 PIMs)
26 Chris Kerr (F 6'00" 175 10/22/1992 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 1 A 2 Pts 3 02 PIMs)
26 Jon Puskar (F 5'10" 193 5/14/1989 Canton, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 9 A 15 Pts 24 25 PIMs)
27 Eliot Raibl (D 5'11" 184 3/28/1989 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 2 A 19 Pts 21 39 PIMs)
28 Tyler Billon (D 6'02" 190 7/18/1992 Chilliwack, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 12 PIMs)
31 Kirby Halcrow (G 6'02" 218 3/13/1991 Grande Prairie, AB, CAN) (GP 20 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 06 PIMs)
35 Luke Siemens (G 5'11" 165 11/6/1992 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 9 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)


1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/1990 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 7 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/1990 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 7 A 15 Pts 22 40 PIMs)
4 Clayton McEwan (D 6'00" 180 11/26/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 08 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 3 A 13 Pts 16 42 PIMs)
6 Tyler Miller (D 6'03" 210 1/1/1991 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 12 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 28 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/1990 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/1/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 3 A 3 Pts 6 34 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/1990 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 8 A 5 Pts 13 16 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/1989 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/1991 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 27 G 3 A 0 Pts 3 10 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/1993 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/9/1991 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 74 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/8/1991 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 24 G 8 A 7 Pts 15 37 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 9 A 29 Pts 38 20 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/7/1989 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 5 A 13 Pts 18 11 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/1992 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/5/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/1991 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 70 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 28 G 6 A 10 Pts 16 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/1989 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 22 G 6 A 15 Pts 21 30 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/8/1989 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 11 A 14 Pts 25 61 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 12 A 22 Pts 34 40 PIMs)
30 Marcus Beesley (G 5'10" 165 11/24/1992 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/1990 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 9 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Game 28 - vs Trail Smoke Eaters

Rosters ...

Trail Smoke Eaters

1 Kiefer Smiley (G 5'11" 180 2/23/1990 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 06 PIMs)
2 Graeme Strukoff (D 5'11" 185 3/30/1991 Chilliwack, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 1 A 3 Pts 4 40 PIMs)
3 Ben Matthews (D 6''03" 197 3/23/1991 Chugiak, AK, USA) (GP 21 G 2 A 5 Pts 7 38 PIMs)
4 Wade Bennett (D 5'08" 170 4/22/1990 Gardena, CA, USA) (GP 20 G 0 A 10 Pts 10 10 PIMs)
5 Philip Patenaude (D 6'02" 190 5/11/1991 Montreal, PQ, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
6 Eric Walker (D 6'01" 187 2/23/1993 Castlegar, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 1 A 3 Pts 4 29 PIMs)
7 Steve Koshey (D 5'08" 175 3/27/1991 Trail, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 3 A 13 Pts 16 10 PIMs)
8 Tommy Rizzardo (D 6'00" 205 2/25/1990 Dallas, TX, USA) (GP 14 G 1 A 6 Pts 7 15 PIMs)
9 Travis St. Denis (F 5'07" 155 9/9/1992 Trail, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 13 A 10 Pts 23 33 PIMs)
10 Darnell Dyck (F 6'02" 185 4/18/1991 Chilliwack, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 8 A 8 Pts 16 34 PIMs)
11 Sam Mellor (F 5'10" 175 11/21/1992 Cranbrook, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 11 A 12 Pts 23 04 PIMs)
14 Scott Jacklin (F 5'11" 178 3/9/1990 Kimberley, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 6 A 19 Pts 25 23 PIMs)
16 Matt Wilkins (F 5'11" 175 1/26/1991 Kimberley, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 1 A 10 Pts 11 10 PIMs)
17 Nick Sandor (F 6'00" 187 2/15/1989 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 12 A 13 Pts 25 06 PIMs)
18 Josh McEwan (F 5'10" 175 4/7/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 15 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 71 PIMs)
19 Michael Betz (F 6'02" 215 7/3/1992 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
20 Sean Nugent (F 6'02" 210 11/8/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 2 A 2 Pts 4 46 PIMs)
21 Justin Brown (F 5'11" 180 10/12/1991 Trail, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 1 A 3 Pts 4 18 PIMs)
22 Thomas Abenante (F 5'09" 160 3/16/1990 Trail, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 02 PIMs)
23 Tye Lewis (F 5'10" 185 6/24/1989 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 12 A 13 Pts 25 10 PIMs)
25 Paul Mailey (F 5'09" 165 7/28/1990 Trail, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 4 A 7 Pts 11 04 PIMs)
26 Mitch Kaufmann (D 6'00" 192 8/9/1991 Red Deer, AB, CAN) (GP 15 G 2 A 4 Pts 6 17 PIMs)
35 Garrett Beckwith (G 6'00" 180 1/4/1990 Parsipany, NJ, USA) (GP 15 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/1990 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 6 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/1990 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 6 A 15 Pts 21 40 PIMs)
4 Clayton McEwan (D 6'00" 180 11/26/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 08 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 3 A 13 Pts 16 42 PIMs)
6 Tyler Miller (D 6'03" 210 1/1/1991 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 28 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/1990 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/1/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 3 A 3 Pts 6 32 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/1990 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 8 A 4 Pts 12 14 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/1989 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/1991 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 26 G 3 A 0 Pts 3 10 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/1993 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/9/1991 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 69 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/8/1991 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 24 G 8 A 7 Pts 15 37 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 9 A 29 Pts 38 20 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/7/1989 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 5 A 12 Pts 17 11 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/1992 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 07 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/5/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 16 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/1991 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 70 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 6 A 9 Pts 15 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/1989 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 21 G 6 A 14 Pts 20 30 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/8/1989 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 11 A 13 Pts 24 59 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 12 A 22 Pts 34 38 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/1990 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 8 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Game 27 - at Quesnel Millionaires

Game Preview ...

Needless to say that this game has taken on a whole new complextion given the result just four nights ago and that these two will meet again in four more nights in the Coliseum. The Spruce Kings head back down to Quesnel to play the Millionaires for the second time in less than a week and the sixth time since the beginning of the season. This is also the fourth trip to Gold Pan city and a rink that was given the Spruce Kings fits having lost two of the previous three in the Vault.

On Friday night, confidence was high with the Spruce Kings riding a two game winning streak and the belief that the team had turned a corner in their season. That thought was quickly extinquished with the clang of the goal post, not once but twice as the Millionaires came at their visitors hard all night long. Just a matter of seconds into the opening period, Trevor Hertz rattled the post and the rebound came right back out for Tyler French who also hit the post. The Millionaires kept persisting and scored twice in the opening frame to take a 2-0 lead to the dressing room after the first period.

The Quesnel Millionaires contined their relentless forececk and eventually built up a 4-0 lead over the Spruce Kings. With time becoming a factor, the Spruce Kings were able to pounce on a few chances including a big point shot by Josh Pineiro that came right back on Kirby Halcrow (Quesnel Millionaires goaltender) where Lyndon Martell was able to find the loose puck to bury his third goal in nine games with his new team. Brooks Robinson scored the only other marker for Prince George giving the twenty year old forward his ninth of the season and 38th point to keep him in the top sixth among BCHL point getters.

The Spruce Kings will be looking for secondary offensive production and a strong defensive showing from top to bottom. With the smaller ice surface in Quesnel, the Millionaires like to dump and then press for a turnover. That style of play has proven effective with the Mill's 'D' getting rewarded with lots of assists and the occassional goal from point shots in the smaller offensive zones. One player that had a good game on Friday night but was still victimized by the final outcome was Spruce Kings goaltender Kyle Nielsen.

Nielsen faced a total of thirty shots and was strong between the pipes coming up with some big stops throughout. Tonight Steve Papciak, who has only played against the Millionaires once, will be back between the pipes tonight. Papciak and the Spruce Kings picked up a win against the Millionaires back on October 30th in Quesnel. That game saw the Spruce Kings build up a 3-0 lead on four shots to chase the starting goaltender eleven minutes in. On that night both Kirby Halcrow and Wes McLeod were away in Summerside PEI for the World Junior A Challenge. Tonight Halcrow is expected to get the start again for Quesnel and has proven to be a challenge for Prince George to beat in his three games with 2 wins and 1 loss as well as a 1.58 GAA and 93.67 save percentage.

Tonight's game is a 7:00pm start from the Vault in Quesnel with the game broadcast live on 93.1 CFIS-FM and also online from the Spruce Kings website. Prince George will be back at home for two more games this week starting with the Trail Smoke Eaters on Thursday and the Quesnel Millionaires on Saturday. Both games will be at the Prince George Coliseum with 7:00pm starts.

Rosters ...

Quesnel Millionaires

3 Anderson White (D 6'04" 205 8/16/1991 Caledon, ON, CAN) (GP 11 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
5 Sam Higgins (D 5'10" 165 3/23/1990 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 24 G 1 A 13 Pts 14 27 PIMs)
6 Spencer Graboski (F 6'02" 170 1/6/1993 Quesnel, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 3 A 5 Pts 8 04 PIMs)
7 Matthew Herskovitz (D 6'02" 200 12/3/1989 Montreal, PQ, CAN) (GP 26 G 5 A 6 Pts 11 12 PIMs)
8 Tyson Price (F 5'11" 178 8/18/1991 Slave Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 15 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 06 PIMs)
9 Brett Howe (F 5'11" 185 5/22/1990 Lethbridge, AB, CAN) (GP 24 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 58 PIMs)
10 Catlin Bigsnake (F 6'05" 275 3/17/1990 Sihsike, AB, CAN) (GP 5 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 16 PIMs)
14 Skyler Smutek (D 6'00" 175 5/7/1990 Seattle, WA, USA) (GP 26 G 4 A 12 Pts 16 44 PIMs)
16 Trevor Hertz (F 6'00" 189 10/11/1989 Jaffray, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 19 A 13 Pts 32 06 PIMs)
17 Taylor Holst (F 6'01" 185 4/24/1989 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 14 A 12 Pts 26 49 PIMs)
18 Erik Hansen (F 5'11" 175 10/10/1989 Minnetonka, MN, USA) (GP 26 G 3 A 9 Pts 12 06 PIMs)
19 Breyden DeCock (F 5'09" 176 3/1/1990 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 20 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 24 PIMs)
20 Darick Ste-Marie (F 5'11" 195 9/19/1989 St-Bruno, PQ, CAN) (GP 26 G 6 A 14 Pts 20 20 PIMs)
21 Tyler French (F 5'07" 165 9/15/1990 Westside, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 8 A 7 Pts 15 13 PIMs)
22 Mitch Galbraith (F 6'02" 183 4/21/1990 Quesnel, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 3 A 1 Pts 4 32 PIMs)
23 Matt Hutchinson (D 6'01" 195 7/1/1991 North Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 7 G 1 A 0 Pts 1 04 PIMs)
24 Brandon Watson (F 5'11" 173 2/24/1992 Keremeos, BC, CAN) (GP 15 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 27 PIMs)
25 Rylan Stanyer (D 6'02" 210 4/19/1990 Burns Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 14 PIMs)
26 Chris Kerr (F 6'00" 175 10/22/1992 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 00 PIMs)
26 Jon Puskar (F 5'10" 193 5/14/1989 Canton, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 9 A 15 Pts 24 25 PIMs)
27 Eliot Raibl (D 5'11" 184 3/28/1989 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 2 A 17 Pts 19 39 PIMs)
28 Tyler Billon (D 6'02" 190 7/18/1992 Chilliwack, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 10 PIMs)
31 Kirby Halcrow (G 6'02" 218 3/13/1991 Grande Prairie, AB, CAN) (GP 18 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 06 PIMs)
35 Luke Siemens (G 5'11" 165 11/6/1992 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 9 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/1990 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 5 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/1990 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 6 A 15 Pts 21 33 PIMs)
4 Clayton McEwan (D 6'00" 180 11/26/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 08 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 3 A 13 Pts 16 35 PIMs)
6 Tyler Miller (D 6'03" 210 1/1/1991 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 10 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 23 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/1990 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/1/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 3 A 3 Pts 6 32 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/1990 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 7 A 4 Pts 11 14 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/1989 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/1991 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 25 G 3 A 0 Pts 3 10 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/1993 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/9/1991 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 69 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/8/1991 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 24 G 8 A 7 Pts 15 37 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 9 A 29 Pts 38 20 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/7/1989 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 5 A 11 Pts 16 11 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/1992 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/5/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 15 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/1991 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 70 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 6 A 7 Pts 13 08 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/1989 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 20 G 5 A 14 Pts 19 25 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/8/1989 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 10 A 11 Pts 21 59 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 12 A 22 Pts 34 38 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/1990 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 8 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Game 26 - vs Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Rosters ...

Salmon Arm Silverbacks

4 Mike Puddifant (D 6'00" 192 6/27/1991 Salmon Arm, BC, CAN) (GP 26 G 1 A 4 Pts 5 55 PIMs)
5 Jayson Reardon (D 6'01" 200 6/24/1990 Lumby, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 64 PIMs)
8 Jagger Dirk (D 6'00" 170 5/4/1993 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 4 A 12 Pts 16 24 PIMs)
9 Christopher Hoe (F 6'00" 175 1/30/1990 Burnaby, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 10 PIMs)
10 Greg Noyes (D 6'01" 174 5/26/1990 Lucan, ON, CAN) (GP 27 G 11 A 16 Pts 27 22 PIMs)
11 Charlie Vasaturo (D 6'03" 202 12/7/1990 Sewell, NJ, USA) (GP 27 G 2 A 10 Pts 12 36 PIMs)
12 Tyler Gubb (F 6'02" 210 6/11/1989 Stouffville, ON, CAN) (GP 27 G 12 A 15 Pts 27 40 PIMs)
14 Justin Krabben (D 6'04" 182 6/30/1991 Rocky Mtn. House, AB, CAN) (GP 22 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
15 Jarryd Tenvaanholt (F 6'01" 170 10/24/1991 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 2 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Devon Roeszler (F 6'00" 175 4/12/1990 Chatham, ON, CAN) (GP 12 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 08 PIMs)
16 Josh Manson (F 6'03" 190 10/7/1991 Prince Albert, SK, CAN) (GP 22 G 2 A 10 Pts 12 29 PIMs)
17 Brett Knowles (F 5'11" 180 4/25/1991 Vanderhoof, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 26 PIMs)
18 Rick Soo (F 5'11" 177 3/15/1991 Tokyo, JPN) (GP 15 G 4 A 1 Pts 5 08 PIMs)
19 David Killip (F 5'10" 155 3/31/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 19 A 19 Pts 38 37 PIMs)
20 Devin Gannon (F 6'00" 185 10/31/1991 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 4 A 5 Pts 9 37 PIMs)
22 Bobby Lipsett (F 6'00" 197 3/27/1989 Salmon Arm, BC, CAN) (GP 27 G 2 A 7 Pts 9 31 PIMs)
28 Josh Monk (D 5'11" 190 4/5/1992 Langley, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 0 A 4 Pts 4 29 PIMs)
29 Kurt Williams (G 5'10" 167 11/15/1991 Faribault, MN, USA) (GP 4 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
39 Faiz Khan (F 5'09" 160 6/20/1990 Santa Clarita, CA, USA) (GP 4 G 1 A 0 Pts 1 00 PIMs)
41 Tony Ierfino (G 6'01" 190 2/11/1989 Montreal, PQ, CAN) (GP 24 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 04 PIMs)
88 Mark Zengerle (F 5'11" 178 5/12/1989 Rochester, NY, USA) (GP 27 G 16 A 41 Pts 57 26 PIMs)
91 Travis Statchuk (F 5'10" 175 3/31/1990 Wadena, SK, CAN) (GP 23 G 10 A 20 Pts 30 27 PIMs)
94 Corey Chakeen (F 5'11" 182 7/18/1989 Clarendon Hills, IL, USA) (GP 27 G 13 A 8 Pts 21 28 PIMs)
98 Matt Cassidy (F 5'10" 180 2/23/1990 London, ON, CAN) (GP 27 G 5 A 4 Pts 9 04 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/1990 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 5 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/1990 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 6 A 15 Pts 21 33 PIMs)
4 Clayton McEwan (D 6'00" 180 11/26/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 08 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 3 A 13 Pts 16 33 PIMs)
6 Tyler Miller (D 6'03" 210 1/1/1991 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 9 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 23 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/1990 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 20 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/1/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 32 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/1990 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 7 A 4 Pts 11 14 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/1989 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/1991 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 24 G 3 A 0 Pts 3 10 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/1993 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/9/1991 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 62 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/8/1991 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 23 G 8 A 6 Pts 14 33 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 9 A 27 Pts 36 20 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/7/1989 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 4 A 10 Pts 14 11 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/1992 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 16 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/5/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 15 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/1991 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 68 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 25 G 6 A 6 Pts 12 06 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/1989 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 19 G 5 A 13 Pts 18 25 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/8/1989 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 8 A 11 Pts 19 59 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 12 A 21 Pts 33 34 PIMs)
30 Marcus Beesley (G 5'10" 165 11/24/1992 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/1990 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 7 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Game 25 - at Quesnel Millionaires

Game Preview ...

These two teams are proving to be more closely matched than either team would like to admit. Heading into this contest the Spruce Kings and the Millionaires are separated by a single point in the Interior Conference with the advantage going to Prince George and both having played 24 games. This is the fifth meeting between the two teams having split the previous four games with a pair of wins each. The teams will meet a total of ten times through the season with the winner of the season series winning this year's CNC Challenge Cup.

In the last two meetings it was the visitors that took home the victories in each other's rinks ... a trend the Spruce Kings would like to see continue, at least for tonight. The Spruce Kings are currently riding a two game winning streak having beat the Williams Lake Timberwolves twice in a row and both times by 6-3 margins. Prior to the games versus the Timberwolves, the Spruce Kings turned a corner in their season in a game against the league leading Vernon Vipers. It was a game that the Spruce Kings lost but ultimately came away with many morale victories in.

It was the game prior to Vernon that the Spruce Kings wish they could call a mulligan on after coming up with a poor performance against the Millionaires on home ice. That loss will still be fresh in the minds of all the players as they head into the Vault tonight. In that game the Millionaires introduced the BCHL to Catlin Bigsnake, at 6'5" 275, the younger brother of Bigsnake is an imposing presence on the ice and intended only to be an enforcer for Quesnel. Jonathan Gibson ended up in a dust up with Bigsnake and it is safe to say that Gibson still remembers the big man dusting off his hands after their no-decision tilt. But speaking with Gibson, the rookie only wants to see him and his team put the damage on the score clock and more specifically in the win column.

It is expected that Kirby Halcrow will get the start tonight after bringing home silver from the World Junior A Challenge as the backup goaltender to Sean Bonar for Team Canada West. As for Wes McLeod he is feeling much better today and after putting up a four point night in Williams Lake on Tuesday, that is definitly a good thing for Prince George. Kyle Nielsen is expected to get the start for the Spruce Kings with Steve Papciak still nursing a "skate bite" injury on his ankly. Papciak meanwhile will be adding some colour to tonight's broadcast as he joins myself for the play-by-play of the game beginning at 7:15pm with the pregame show and opening faceoff at 7:30pm. The game can be heard on 93.1 CFIS-FM and also online from the Spruce Kings website by clicking on the CFIS-FM Listen Live link.


Rosters ...

Quesnel Milllionaires

1 Michael Smith (G 5'09" 170 4/19/1991 Spokane, WA, USA) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Anderson White (D 6'04" 205 8/16/1991 Caledon, ON, CAN) (GP 9 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
5 Sam Higgins (D 5'10" 165 3/23/1990 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 22 G 1 A 11 Pts 12 25 PIMs)
6 Spencer Graboski (F 6'02" 170 1/6/1993 Quesnel, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 3 A 5 Pts 8 04 PIMs)
7 Matthew Herskovitz (D 6'02" 200 12/3/1989 Montreal, PQ, CAN) (GP 24 G 5 A 6 Pts 11 12 PIMs)
8 Tyson Price (F 5'11" 178 8/18/1991 Slave Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 04 PIMs)
9 Brett Howe (F 5'11" 185 5/22/1990 Lethbridge, AB, CAN) (GP 22 G 1 A 3 Pts 4 53 PIMs)
10 Catlin Bigsnake (F 6'05" 275 3/17/1990 Sihsike, AB, CAN) (GP 3 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 07 PIMs)
14 Skyler Smutek (D 6'00" 175 5/7/1990 Seattle, WA, USA) (GP 24 G 3 A 9 Pts 12 44 PIMs)
16 Trevor Hertz (F 6'00" 189 10/11/1989 Jaffray, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 18 A 12 Pts 30 02 PIMs)
17 Taylor Holst (F 6'01" 185 4/24/1989 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 13 A 12 Pts 25 45 PIMs)
18 Erik Hansen (F 5'11" 175 10/10/1989 Minnetonka, MN, USA) (GP 24 G 3 A 9 Pts 12 04 PIMs)
19 Breyden DeCock (F 5'09" 176 3/1/1990 Calgary, AB, CAN) (GP 18 G 2 A 2 Pts 4 16 PIMs)
20 Darick Ste-Marie (F 5'11" 195 9/19/1989 St-Bruno, PQ, CAN) (GP 24 G 6 A 13 Pts 19 20 PIMs)
21 Tyler French (F 5'07" 165 9/15/1990 Westside, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 8 A 7 Pts 15 13 PIMs)
22 Mitch Galbraith (F 6'02" 183 4/21/1990 Quesnel, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 3 A 1 Pts 4 32 PIMs)
23 Matt Hutchinson (D 6'01" 195 7/1/1991 North Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 7 G 1 A 0 Pts 1 04 PIMs)
24 Brandon Watson (F 5'11" 173 2/24/1992 Keremeos, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 25 PIMs)
25 Rylan Stanyer (D 6'02" 210 4/19/1990 Burns Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 14 PIMs)
26 Chris Kerr (F 6'00" 175 10/22/1992 Penticton, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 00 PIMs)
26 Jon Puskar (F 5'10" 193 5/14/1989 Canton, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 9 A 15 Pts 24 25 PIMs)
27 Eliot Raibl (D 5'11" 184 3/28/1989 Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 2 A 17 Pts 19 37 PIMs)
28 Tyler Billon (D 6'02" 190 7/18/1992 Chilliwack, BC, CAN) (GP 16 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 08 PIMs)
31 Kirby Halcrow (G 6'02" 218 3/13/1991 Grande Prairie, AB, CAN) (GP 16 G 0 A 2 Pts 2 06 PIMs)
35 Luke Siemens (G 5'11" 165 11/6/1992 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 9 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/1990 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 5 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/1990 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 6 A 14 Pts 20 31 PIMs)
4 Clayton McEwan (D 6'00" 180 11/26/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 08 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 3 A 13 Pts 16 33 PIMs)
6 Tyler Miller (D 6'03" 210 1/1/1991 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 9 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 23 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/1990 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 16 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/1/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 32 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/1990 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 7 A 4 Pts 11 12 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/1989 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/1991 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 23 G 3 A 0 Pts 3 10 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/1993 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/9/1991 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 62 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/8/1991 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 22 G 8 A 6 Pts 14 31 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 8 A 27 Pts 35 20 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/7/1989 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 4 A 10 Pts 14 11 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/1992 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 16 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/5/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 15 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/1991 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 63 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 24 G 6 A 6 Pts 12 06 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/1989 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 18 G 5 A 12 Pts 17 25 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/8/1989 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 8 A 11 Pts 19 55 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 12 A 20 Pts 32 30 PIMs)
30 Marcus Beesley (G 5'10" 165 11/24/1992 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/1990 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 6 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Game 24 - at Williams Lake Timberwolves

Game Preview ...

The Spruce Kings take on the Timberwolves for the fourth of five times in Williams Lake during the regular season. Prince George will be looking to leave a lasting impression on their Interior Division rivals as they won't play each other again until February 3rd. The Spruce Kings are coming off a come-from-behind victory over Williams Lake on Saturday night after a 6-3 win on home ice. The next day the Timberwolves had to limp back into their own barn to host the league leading Vernon Vipers and were shutout 6-0. That loss turned into the straw that cost the T'Wolves coach his job.

After suffering three losses, that started on Friday night, the Timberwolves ownership group made the decision to terminate Dave Dupas and give the head coaching duties to Jason Wright. The move has been viewed as a surprising one by some who believed that the Timberwolves were showing signs of coming on and proving the nay-sayers wrong about not being able to compete at the Junior 'A' level. Timberwolves general manager Geoff Murdoch claims that the team wasn't staying the course and that was what led to the changing of the bench bosses.

Meanwhile the Spruce Kings averted disaster themselves with that Saturday night win over the Timberwolves. The Spruce Kings had been failing to put away their opposition when they had late game leads and had come up with a less than stellar performance in a 4-1 loss to the Quesnel Millionaires. That all seemed to change on Friday night when the Spruce Kings put in a solid effort for a full sixty minutes and were able to capitalize on the few mistakes that the Vernon Vipers made. The league's best team still left with two points, but the Spruce Kings were left with a belief that they could have won that game had their been just a little bit of puck luck on their side.

That puck luck manifested itself on Saturday at the expense of the Timberwolves when the Spruce Kings pressed on a delayed penalty call and were able to get a shot through to the net that counted. Everybody in the building, except the referee, thought that the Timberwolves touched the puck at least twice before Bourke ultimately buried the game winning goal. That shot became a turn of fortunes and injected a shot of much needed confidence into the entire team.

The Spruce Kings will get two more boosts on the backend tonight as Wes McLeod and Josh Pineiro will both be back in the lineup. McLeod, who had missed a total of five games, is back from his all star performance at the World Junior A Challenge with a silver medal. Pineiro, who missed out the last four games with an undisclosed upper body injury, will also be back in the lineup and once again paired up with McLeod on the blue line. Unfortunately I don't expect to see either on the ice as much as they had previously. The intense travel and game schedule of the WJAC has caught up with Wes and he isn't feeling well. As for Josh, he has been practicing for the past two days but has been taking it easy and will be watching to make sure he doesn't reaggrivate his injury.

Perhaps the recent confidence boosters will help to keep the momentum moving upwards for the Spruce Kings with players like Brad Bourke and Joe Morgan getting the job done. Other players coming off great weekends include RJay Berra, Nick DeSousa, Zac Rasmussen, Jonathan Gibson and Jeff Earnest as well as the usuals like top line of Lyndon Martell, Brooks Robinson and Sam Muchalla. By the way, Kyle Nielsen will get the start tonight and affiliate player Bowman Rutledge will be the backup tonight with Steve Papciak nursing a minor injury. Papciak made the trip with the team and will be in the stands watching the game.

Game time tonight is 7:30 from the Cariboo Community Complex and can be heard live on 93.1 CFIS-FM as well as online from the Spruce Kings website by clicking on the CFIS-FM Listen Live link. The Spruce Kings will also be on the road Friday night in Quesnel to take on the Millionaires before returning home to host the Salmon Arm SIlverbacks in a matinee affair at the Prince George Coliseum Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm.

Rosters ...

Williams Lake Timberwolves

1 Sean Donnelly (G 5'11" 170 4/21/1990 White Rock, BC, CAN) (GP 9 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 00 PIMs)
3 Casey Fratkin (F 5'10" 165 6/5/1989 Burnaby, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 24 PIMs)
4 Darren Tarasoff (D 6'01" 195 3/10/1990 Castlegar, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 1 A 3 Pts 4 18 PIMs)
5 Colin Wandfluh (D 5'11" 180 8/8/1990 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 1 A 3 Pts 4 06 PIMs)
6 Riley Sweeney (D 5'11" 185 8/31/1992 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 2 A 9 Pts 11 10 PIMs)
7 Calvin Johnson (F 5'10" 165 5/28/1992 Smithers, BC, CAN) (GP 12 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 41 PIMs)
8 Dane Rupert (F 5'08" 170 4/16/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 5 A 4 Pts 9 08 PIMs)
11 Ryan Stanimir (F 6'00" 175 3/4/1990 West Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 11 A 9 Pts 20 21 PIMs)
13 Laine Keyes (F 5'09" 170 4/13/1990 Chase, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 3 A 0 Pts 3 38 PIMs)
14 Kyle Leung (F 5'07" 165 3/5/1990 Port Coquitlam, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 14 PIMs)
16 Anthony DeLong (F 6'00" 165 2/8/1991 Castlegar, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 22 PIMs)
18 Justin Hogan (F 5'11" 185 8/28/1990 Val Therese, PQ, CAN) (GP 19 G 2 A 13 Pts 15 28 PIMs)
19 Cameron Hoffman (F 6'01" 185 7/1/1991 Lake Stevens, BC, CAN) (GP 9 G 3 A 1 Pts 4 25 PIMs)
20 Danny Merth (F 6'00" 190 4/19/1991 Anmore, BC, CAN) (GP 10 G 3 A 8 Pts 11 05 PIMs)
21 Keenan Bailey (F 6'00" 175 2/10/1991 Westbank, BC, CAN) (GP 14 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 17 PIMs)
22 Justin Bardarson (F 5'10" 190 6/6/1990 Burns Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 6 A 6 Pts 12 41 PIMs)
23 Trent Murdoch (F 5'11" 155 7/31/1991 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 7 A 12 Pts 19 04 PIMs)
24 Jake Harcoff (D 5'10" 185 10/17/1990 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 17 PIMs)
26 Brendan Nadolny (D 6'02" 190 8/1/1990 Chilliwack, BC, CAN) (GP 5 G 2 A 2 Pts 4 04 PIMs)
27 Jason Diehl (F 6'02" 195 7/24/1989 San Diego, CA, USA) (GP 15 G 6 A 7 Pts 13 11 PIMs)
28 Kyle Beaulieu (D 6'03" 195 1/16/1991 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 2 A 6 Pts 8 30 PIMs)
55 Evan Dauenhauer (G 5'11" 175 12/19/1989 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 7 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/1990 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 5 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/1990 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 5 A 12 Pts 17 31 PIMs)
4 Clayton McEwan (D 6'00" 180 11/26/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 08 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 3 A 12 Pts 15 31 PIMs)
6 Tyler Miller (D 6'03" 210 1/1/1991 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 9 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 23 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/1990 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 16 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/1/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 32 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/1990 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 6 A 4 Pts 10 12 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/1989 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/1991 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 22 G 3 A 0 Pts 3 10 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/1993 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/9/1991 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 62 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/8/1991 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 21 G 7 A 5 Pts 12 31 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 8 A 25 Pts 33 18 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/7/1989 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 4 A 10 Pts 14 11 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/1992 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 16 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/5/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 15 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/1991 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 63 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 23 G 6 A 6 Pts 12 06 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/1989 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 17 G 5 A 11 Pts 16 25 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/8/1989 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 7 A 11 Pts 18 49 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 10 A 19 Pts 29 30 PIMs)
30 Bowman Rutledge (G 5'09" 150 1/8/1993 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/1990 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 5 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)

More Than a Medal and Some Souvenirs

After missing five regular season games with the Spruce Kings while away representing Canada West at the World Junior 'A' Challenge, Wes McLeod has come back with a new attitude and a new approach to the game. I had a chance to sit down with Wes on Monday night just a few hours after he touched down back in Prince George. We looked through some of his souvenirs and talked a little bit about his experience in Summerside and then started looking ahead to rest of the BCHL season.

When I first arrived at his place, Wes was preparing for Tuesday and a game day with the Spruce Kings by getting his gear sorted. A long time friend growing up and playing hockey together, Zac Rasmussen also stopped by for a visit. The two looked through some souvenirs that came home including the official Hockey Canada magazine and tournament program. There were also some pictures of Wes taken at the event. But of course the big items were his Team Canada jersey, silver medal and WJAC All Star Defenceman plague.

One thing I have noticed about Wes McLeod this season is that he plays with a lot more edge, that edge may have gotten even rougher after this most recent trip out east. Which was his second trip to Summerside after going there last season to play in the CJAHL Prospect's Game. To say that Wes had a good tournament would be an understatement as the nineteen year old defenceman was selected to be an assistant captain and played as the first line pairing on the blue line with fellow BCHL'er - Mat Bodie.

Wes McLeod was a major contributor for his team finishing 11th in tournament scoring with five assists, including a record tying four assists in one game. With more than his fair share of playing minutes every game and his edgy physical play in an international tournament, penalties become the risk but Wes was able to get the job done and was only handed one minor penalty. The infraction was called late in the third period of the first game against the Russian team during the round robin portion of the tournament.

Some twenty four hours after the final whistle to end the tournament, Canada West picked up their second silver medal after suffering a 2-1 regulation time loss to the Americans. It was the second year in a row that the Americans prevented Canada West from claiming the championship. Although gold was only a shot away, the team comprised of Junior 'A' players from the five leagues in Western Canada is still the only team to have played in all four gold medal games.

Playing in that gold medal game is an experience that Wes McLeod won't soon forget as he ranks that one at the very top of his list of accomplishments to date in his hockey career. Something tells me that this won't be the last time we see or hear from Wes McLeod playing at an elite level in the game that is so much a part of our social and cultural fibre.

As I mentioned I had a chance to sit down with Wes and was able to congratulate him on his contributions at the World Junior 'A' Hockey Challenge.


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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Game 23 - vs Williams Lake Timberwolves

Game Preview ...

Last night's game for the Spruce Kings will go down on paper as a loss at the hands of the Vernon Vipers, but in so many other ways it was a win for the players. Many fans were quick to acknowledge the hard work of the team from start to finish in the game. There were comments about the lack of puck luck and had that been different it could very well have been a game that the Spruce Kings should have won.

In Friday night's game the Spruce Kings opened the scoring after a rare defensive miscue by one of the rookie defenders on the Vipers roster. Joe Morgan intercepted a fanned clearing attempt and went in on Graeme Gordon with a shot that handcuffed the league's best netminder leaving a juicy rebound for RJay Berra to pick up and bury for his sixth of the season. The Vipers followed that goal up with some relentless offensive play but were stymied by Spruce Kings netminder, Kyle Nielsen. The first ended with the Spruce Kings up 1-0.

The second period proved to be the turning point in the game although Prince George did fight back - especially in the second half of the third period. In the middle frame it would be a boy from McBride that would step up for the Vipers in front of 22 of his family and friends that made the trip in for the game. Dylan Walchuk pulled the Vipers even with a highlight reel goal picking up the puck from the back wall and walking around a pair of Spruce Kings to sneak a backhander to the far side past Nielsen. Walchuck would add a pair more to finish the night with a hat trick including a powerplay marker and an empty netter.

Unfortunately for the Spruce Kings and the BCHL, video review is not a part of the game but recording the games to DVD are. After the game, while reviewing the game tape, it appears that Vernon may have been given an unearned goal. A nice shot from aforementioned Walchuck rang off the goal post and settled on the ice in the blue paint under Nielsen. The red light went on and the referee signaled goal, but when Nielsen got up the puck was over a foot in front of the goal line.

There are two things that come immediately to mind from that last paragraph including the cliche that you have to be good to be lucky and lucky to be good. There is no denying that the Vernon Vipers are good. Also you can't cry over spilled milk and perhaps that is a lesson that Korey Martens was trying to teach the Spruce Kings too as shortly after that he assessed a game misconduct to the coach.

With the game 4-1 in favour of the visitors and only one coach on the bench for the home team, Jonathan Gibson was the recipient of a complete good effort shift from the Spruce Kings that started inside their own zone. Clayton McEwan and Justin Fillion completed a 'D' to 'D' breakout and were able to spring Zac Rasmussen, Jeff Earnest and Gibson into the offensive zone. It was Rasmussen that made sure the puck was put on net and Gibson did the rest lifting a saucer short side on Gordon to cut the Viper's lead in half.

After that the Spruce Kings manufactured no less than six scoring chances including a shot that sailed over a wide open net, one off a goal post and a breathtaking three-way passing play that hit the base of the post and was kept out by the skate blade of Gordon. The Vipers managed only nine shots on goal in the final frame and were outshot in a period for the first time this season. The ninth shot by Vernon came from the stick of Dylan Walchuk who had an easy time finding the middle of the empty net.

Here's to the Spruce Kings carrying all of those positives, and many more, in to tonight's game versus the Williams Lake Timberwolves one of only two teams that they have a better than .500 record against. The Spruce Kings have a three wins a tie and a loss in five games with their Interior Division rivals and will be looking to move back into fifth spot in the Conference. Game time is 7:00pm with the game broadcast live on 93.1 CFIS-FM and also online from the Spruce Kings website and the radio station's website ... www.cfisfm.com

Rosters...

Williams Lake Timberwolves

1 Sean Donnelly ( G 5' 11" 170 4/21/1990 White Rock, BC, CAN) (GP 8 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 00 PIMs)
3 Casey Fratkin ( F 5' 10" 165 6/5/1989 Burnaby, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 24 PIMs)
4 Darren Tarasoff ( D 6' 01" 195 3/10/1990 Castlegar, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 1 A 3 Pts 4 18 PIMs)
5 Colin Wandfluh ( D 5' 11" 180 8/8/1990 Abbotsford, BC, CAN) (GP 13 G 1 A 3 Pts 4 06 PIMs)
6 Riley Sweeney ( D 5' 11" 185 8/31/1992 Delta, BC, CAN) (GP 16 G 2 A 8 Pts 10 10 PIMs)
7 Calvin Johnson ( F 5' 10" 165 5/28/1992 Smithers, BC, CAN) (GP 11 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 41 PIMs)
8 Dane Rupert ( F 5' 08" 170 4/16/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 16 G 5 A 3 Pts 8 08 PIMs)
11 Ryan Stanimir ( F 6' 00" 175 3/4/1990 West Vancouver, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 10 A 9 Pts 19 21 PIMs)
13 Laine Keyes ( F 5' 09" 170 4/13/1990 Chase, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 3 A 0 Pts 3 38 PIMs)
14 Kyle Leung ( F 5' 07" 165 3/5/1990 Port Coquitlam, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 14 PIMs)
16 Anthony DeLong ( F 6' 00" 165 2/8/1991 Castlegar, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 3 A 4 Pts 7 22 PIMs)
18 Justin Hogan ( F 5' 11" 185 8/28/1990 Val Therese, PQ, CAN) (GP 17 G 2 A 12 Pts 14 26 PIMs)
19 Cameron Hoffman ( F 6' 01" 185 7/1/1991 Lake Stevens, BC, CAN) (GP 8 G 3 A 1 Pts 4 23 PIMs)
20 Danny Merth ( F 6' 00" 190 4/19/1991 Anmore, BC, CAN) (GP 8 G 2 A 7 Pts 9 05 PIMs)
21 Keenan Bailey ( F 6' 00" 175 2/10/1991 Westbank, BC, CAN) (GP 12 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 13 PIMs)
22 Justin Bardarson ( F 5' 10" 190 6/6/1990 Burns Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 6 A 6 Pts 12 41 PIMs)
23 Trent Murdoch ( F 5' 11" 155 7/31/1991 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 7 A 11 Pts 18 02 PIMs)
24 Jake Harcoff ( D 5' 10" 185 10/17/1990 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 2 A 3 Pts 5 17 PIMs)
26 Brendan Nadolny ( D 6' 02" 190 8/1/1990 Chilliwack, BC, CAN) (GP 3 G 2 A 2 Pts 4 04 PIMs)
27 Jason Diehl ( F 6' 02" 195 7/24/1989 San Diego, CA, USA) (GP 13 G 5 A 7 Pts 12 11 PIMs)
28 Kyle Beaulieu ( D 6' 03" 195 1/16/1991 Surrey, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 2 A 6 Pts 8 28 PIMs)
55 Evan Dauenhauer ( G 5' 11" 175 12/19/1989 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 6 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)


Prince George Spruce Kings

1 Steve Papciak (G 5'11" 185 4/26/1990 Des Plaines, IL, USA) (GP 4 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
3 Wes McLeod (D 6'02" 185 9/30/1990 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 5 A 12 Pts 17 31 PIMs)
4 Clayton McEwan (D 6'00" 180 11/26/1991 Kelowna, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 08 PIMs)
5 Justin Fillion (D 5'11" 175 4/23/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 3 A 10 Pts 13 27 PIMs)
6 Tyler Miller (D 6'03" 210 1/24/1991 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 8 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 23 PIMs)
7 Jesse Scrimbit (D 6'01" 180 12/19/1990 Sicamous, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 16 PIMs)
8 Jonathan Gibson (D 6'01" 205 2/1/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 2 A 2 Pts 4 32 PIMs)
9 Nick DeSousa (F 6'00" 180 11/13/1990 Fraser Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 19 G 4 A 4 Pts 8 08 PIMs)
10 Brad Bourke (D 6'01" 175 4/21/1989 Onoway, AB, CAN) (GP 1 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 02 PIMs)
11 Kyle Manlow (F 5'10" 165 6/28/1991 Murrieta, CA, USA) (GP 21 G 3 A 0 Pts 3 10 PIMs)
14 Lyndon Martell (F 6'01" 190 1/13/1993 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)
15 Luke Hannas (F 6'02" 185 9/9/1991 Williams Lake, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 0 A 3 Pts 3 62 PIMs)
16 Jeff Earnest (F 5'10" 175 2/8/1991 Whittier, AK, USA) (GP 20 G 6 A 5 Pts 11 27 PIMs)
17 Brooks Robinson (F 5'11" 180 8/18/1989 Duncan, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 8 A 23 Pts 31 18 PIMs)
19 Joe Morgan (F 5'08" 180 4/7/1989 Kitimat, BC, CAN) (GP 17 G 4 A 9 Pts 13 11 PIMs)
20 Jeff Datoff (D 5'10" 160 5/26/1992 Nanaimo, BC, CAN) (GP 15 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
21 Stewart Lambert (F 6'00" 175 4/5/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 15 G 0 A 1 Pts 1 02 PIMs)
22 Jeremy Wiebe (F 6'00" 180 7/20/1991 Vernon, BC, CAN) (GP 18 G 1 A 1 Pts 2 63 PIMs)
23 RJay Berra (F 6'00" 180 7/26/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 22 G 6 A 6 Pts 12 06 PIMs)
24 Josh Pineiro (D 5'10" 211 8/25/1989 Huntington Beach, CA, USA) (GP 17 G 5 A 11 Pts 16 25 PIMs)
25 Zac Rasmussen (F 5'09" 178 5/8/1989 Kamloops, BC, CAN) (GP 21 G 6 A 11 Pts 17 49 PIMs)
26 Sam Muchalla (F 5'08" 150 8/14/1990 Prince George, BC, CAN) (GP 20 G 9 A 18 Pts 27 30 PIMs)
35 Kyle Nielsen (G 5'10" 170 7/21/1990 New Westminster, BC, CAN) (GP 5 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 00 PIMs)