Thursday, November 26, 2015

Langley Rematch



63 (17th)
Goals For
102 (4th)
118 (15th)
Goals Against
84 (7th)
18.75% (13th)
Power Play
19.85% (7th)
73.64% (16th)
Penalty Kill
75.00% (15th)

Venue: The Langley Event Centre
Game Time: 7pm
Season Series:  Langley won the first meeting this season 5-0 in their home opener.

 Game Overview:
In the first meeting between these two teams since the Prince George booted Langley from the playoffs last year, it was all Rivermen. Langley was having their season opener at the Langley Event Centre, and contained the Spruce Kings to just 10 shots all game long. It was Sam Tanguay’s first game as a Spruce King, and allowed five goals on 23 shots. Prince George will look for a better result this time around after being shutout 4-0 last night in Chilliwack. The loss of Jake LeBrun to injury has been big to the team as they lost their captain, and leading goal scorer. Prince George needs some more players to step up, especially the depth players who may have been playing a more defensive style.
Prince George Away Record: 3-11-0-2
Spruce Kings Leading Scorer: Adam Brubacher – 9G/13A/22Pts

Langley Home Record: 10-5-0-0
Rivermen Leading Scorer: Matthew Graham – 14G/19A/33Pts

Player to watch:
Spruce Kings:
Last night Jarod Hovde made it onto the score sheet, but probably not the way he wanted with a pair of penalties. The young forward had a golden chance on a seam pass in front of the net, but couldn’t connect on the shot. Hovde is more of a defensive forward, and excels on the penalty kill, but with the team struggling to score, they need to start getting goals from other players. Cavin Tilsley is also in a funk for scoring, as his last goal came a little over a month ago

Only one player had a multi-point game in the first meeting against PG, and that was Ben Butcher who has since been moved to the Vernon Vipers. One goal in the game that put a dagger into the heart of the Spruce Kings was an early power play goal by Dominic Franco. With 13 points this season, Franco is very shot heavy with nine of his points being goals. Prince George will need to shut him down, along with Justin Fregona who leads Langley in power play goals. In their first meeting Fregona had one goal at even strength. The Rivermen have a strong power play, wand they went 3 for 11 in the first meeting with Prince George.

Broadcast Info: For all games, you can listen to the action on Mixlr or watch live at BCHL FASTHockey

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