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GAME PREVIEW: Prince George Spruce Kings vs Vernon Vipers

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PRINCE GEORGE — Tonight, in Prince George, the Spruce Kings take on the Vernon Vipers in their home opener in conjunction with the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The Spruce Kings are off to a 2-0 start to the regular season as they get ready for their first game at home this season at Kopar Memorial Arena. Game time is scheduled for 7:20 PM.

Doors open at 6:00 PM. Fans are asked to be in their seats for 6:45 PM as pre-game ceremonies will get underway at 6:50 PM.

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PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Alex Evin

2022-23 Season Record: 2-0-0-0

2022-23 Home Record: 0-0-0-0

2021-22 Record vs. VER: 3-4-1-1

Last Game: A 3-2 win against the Langley Rivermen on Saturday

Power-Play: 14.3%

Penalty-Kill: 85.7%

Leading Scorers: John Herrington (3 goals, 0 assists – 3 points), Jack Stockfish (1 goal, 2 assists – 3 points), Evan Fedele (0 goals, 2 assists – 2 points)

SPRUCE KINGS NOTES

  • The last time the Spruce Kings started a season 2-0 was during the 2018-19 season
  • Jordan Fairlie became the first Spruce Kings’ goalie since Kevin Genoe (Sept. 5, 2008) to secure a shutout on opening night
  • John Herrington has opened back-to-back seasons with two-game scoring streaks.

VERNON VIPERS

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Jason McKee

2022-23 Season Record: 0-2-0-0

2022-23 Away Record: 0-1-0-0

2021-22 Record vs. PG: 6-2-0-1

Last Game: A 4-1 loss to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Saturday

Power-Play: 0.0%

Penalty-Kill: 100%

Leading Scorers: Julian Facchinelli (1 goal, 0 assists – 1 point), Kurt Kurkan (0 goals, 1 assist – 1 point)

PENTICTON NOTES

  • The Vipers have started 0-2 in back-to-back seasons

You can catch all of the action starting at 6:50 with the pregame show on Hockey TV or Mixlr.

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