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Vipers Game Day – Vipers Look To Even Up Weekend Set in PG

Vernon Vipers

GM & Head Coach: Jason McKee

2022-23: GP 47 – 21-20-2-4, 7th Interior Division

Home: 14-6-1-2

Away: 7-14-1-2

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)

Season Series:

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

Home: 14-9-1-0

Away: 10-9-3-1

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.