GM & Head Coach: Jason McKee
2022-23: GP 47 – 21-20-2-4, 7th Interior Division
Goals For: 127
Goals Against: 153
Powerplay: 31 for 154 – 20.4% (11th in BCHL)
Penalty Kill: 162 of 191 – 85.7% (2nd in BCHL)
Sept. 30 @ Prince George, 4-2 L
Oct. 1 @ Prince George, 5-1 W
Oct. 14 vs Prince George, 2-1 SOL
Oct. 22 vs Prince George, 8-0 L
March 3 @ Prince George, 3-2 L
March 4 @ Prince George, 7PM
March 11 vs Prince George, 6PM
Last Game: The Vipers fell 3-2 in regulation to Prince George last night. Griffen Barr and Connor Elliott each had goals. Roan Clarke made 17 saves on 20 shots. The Vipers powerplay was 0 for 3 while the penalty kill had a rare blip going 0 for 2. Vernon erased a 2-goal deficit before surrendering the late powerplay goal against.
Tonight’s Game: Tonight, is the final game of a four game road trip. The Vipers are currently 1-2 on the trip. Griffen Barr scored his first goal of the season last night. He now has 15 points in 31 games. The Vipers are 1-2 in PG this season but their goal differential is plus 2, outscoring the Spruce Kings 9-7. Julian Facchinelli has four points against PG this season.
Prince George Spruce Kings
Head Coach: Alex Evin
2022-23: GP 47 – 24-18-4-1, 5th Interior Conference
Goals For: 145
Goals Against: 141
Powerplay: 34 for 179 – 19.0% (15th in BCHL)
Penalty Kill: 125 of 164 – 75.8% (14th in BCHL)
Last Game: Ty Gagno scored a pair of powerplay goals including the game winner with just over 3 minutes remaining to give PG the 3-2 win over the Vipers. Ben LeFranc had two assists while Aidan Feddema made 19 saves. The Spruce King special teams effort was solid going 2 for 2 on the powerplay and killing off all 3 Viper powerplays.
Today’s Game: This is the final game of a four game homestand and the Spruce Kings will look to even up it up, sitting 1-2. PG earned their 14th win of the season on home ice. Prince George sit 5 points up on the Vipers for 7th place, but just 2 points behind Salmon Arm for 4th in a log jam of an Interior Conference.
Tonight’s game will be broadcast on 107.5 Beach Radio and HockeyTV, starting with the pregame show at 6:45 pm PST.