Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A Tough Month For Both


52 (17th)
Goals For
85 (10th)
98 (15th)
Goals Against
71 (7th)
18.68% (11th)
Power Play
24.21 (3rd)
74.07% (16th)
Penalty Kill
80.33 (10th)

Venue: The Coliseum
Game Time: 7pm
Last Year’s Matchup: 1-1
Season Series:  West Kelowna won at home 5-2 this season

 Game Overview:
The Prince George native Liam Blackburn will lead his West Kelowna Warriors into The Coliseum. Last time the Warriors visited, it was the Spruce Kings coming away with a 7-4 win, but Blackburn had two goals in the losing effort. The last time these two teams met this season it was Blackburn again taking charge with the first two goals of the game in a 5-2 win for West Kelowna. The Spruce Kings got highly outshot in the first two periods, 33-7 but managed a pair of late goals including Nic Ponak picking up his first BCHL goal. Both teams are struggling this month, as West Kelowna finished October going 6-2, but are 1-3 in November. The Spruce Kings meanwhile just picked up their first win of November this past Sunday in a 4-2 win over the Surrey Eagles.
Prince George Home Record: 3-6-0-0
Spruce Kings Leading Scorer: Corey Hoffman and Adam Brubacher 6 goals, 11 assists/ 17 points

West Kelowna Road Record: 3-4-0-1
Warriors Leading Scorer: Liam Blackburn 10 goals/ 17 assists/ 27 points

Player to watch:
Spruce Kings:
For the first time in November, Adam Brubacher got onto the score sheet with a pair of assists against Surrey. The point drought lasted five points, and when Brubacher went scoreless in the first four games of the season he then collected points in six of his next seven games. Keeping to the defensive theme, Matt Stief has been rolling lately. He is currently on a seven game point streak, with all of those points coming in the form of assists. Lately he has been the key setup man for Jake LeBrun on the power play as Stief slides the puck along the ice, and then LeBrun hammers them home. The captain LeBrun has six goals in his last six games, and Stief has assists on four of them.

As shown above, Liam Blackburn has found results against his hometown team. In the last two games combined he has five points, with two goals in each game. Blackburn will be playing at home again, which should mean he’ll get a good fan turnout cheering for the Warriors in the Spruce Kings home. Despite being a ’99 defender, Jake Harrison has been having a spectacular year for the Warriors. The youngest player on the West Kelowna roster is tied for first in defensive scoring on the team. The West Kelowna native had a goal in the first meeting with the Spruce Kings.

Broadcast Info:

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