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.
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS
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
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.
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
Leading Scorers: Julian Facchinelli (1 goal, 0 assists – 1 point), Kurt Kurkan (0 goals, 1 assist – 1 point)
- 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.