In a two part interview with the Prince George Spruce Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes, we took a look back at the sixty game regular season and all of the accomplishments that were reached and all of the ingredients that went into achieving the goal of returning to the postseason. If that was at least part of the first goal, then yes the team has found success but there has to be more and that is the subject of the second half of my interview with Mike Hawes.
When we left off, Hawes was just starting to talk about the two teams that are meeting in the first round of the playoffs. Two teams that haven't seen each other since December 9th in a game that was decided by a single goal yet again. In the seven meeting between the two teams five were decided by that single goal, each team won an overtime game and each team also won by a three goal spread. The difference was that the Merritt Centennials did find three more wins then the Spruce Kings did.
Knowing that the Spruce Kings wanted to play the Centennials in the first round I was immediately reminded of the cliche that you should be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. I asked Mike Hawes if the Merritt Centennials are really the team the Spruce Kings want to play in the first round of the playoffs.download audio file