Saturday, October 27, 2012

Game Preview: vs West Kelowna Warriors

Pink in the Rink

There are things that transcend the game and certainly this is one of them. Breast cancer is the leading form of cancer among women and can strike men as well. Minimizing risks, finding preventive measures and ultimately finding a cure are all very important steps in the elimination of this deadly disease.

Tonight the Canadian Cancer Society and the Prince George Spruce Kings are asking you what your One Thing is that you can do to prevent cancer. Since the start of the season the players have participated in the program identifying many lifestyle changes that can be made to reduce the risk.

It can be as simple as going for a walk every day, eating healthier, performing a self-examination or being checked out by your doctor. The key is to know what you can do every day to reduce your risk of cancer. Get a Game Plan from the Canadian Cancer Society with tips on their website and tonight in the arena.

Along with helping to raise awareness about breast cancer tonight, the Spruce Kings will also be looking to extend their current winning streak to six games after doubling up the Alberni Valley Bulldogs last night 6-3. The first star of the game was the youngster member of the squad, Liam McLeod in his third BCHL start picked up his first Junior ‘A’ win turning aside 34 of 37 shots from the high scoring ‘dogs.

Tonight the team will take on another high flying team in the West Kelowna Warriors. Although they had their wings clipped a little last night dropping a 4-1 decision to the Penticton Vees, the Warriors are still a very dangerous team with the League’s highest goals for average. Scoring on a pace of 3.87 goals a game, the Warriors are also one of the stingiest teams with a 2.47 goals against average.

The Warriors are also a good team on the road with twice as many wins away from their own rink. The only big variable left to answer is how the overnight trip into Prince George will affect the team. The Warriors arrived early in the morning and will have their system out of sync with only a few hours of sleep in the hotel bed before getting into game mode.

The Spruce Kings have shown great resiliency through the first third of the season and have played some of their best games against the other top teams in the League. Making sure the boys are ready to go after a big emotional win last night will be key for success tonight.

Game time is 7pm and fans are encouraged to wear pink to the rink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Bring your radios as well and listen to the call of the game with Ron St. Clair, Todd Doherty and Peter James on 93.1 CFIS-FM. If you can't make it to the game you can listen to the free online audio broadcast on or watch the full broadcast online through

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