Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Round 2 vs Chilliwack




63 (16th)
Goals For
95 (5th)
114 (15th)
Goals Against
59 (T-2nd)
19.63% (8th)
Power Play
19.05% (11th)
73.60% (16th)
Penalty Kill
82.95% (5th)

Venue: The Prospera Centre
Game Time: 7pm
Season Series:  Chilliwack has won the one game this season 4-1.

 Game Overview:
The last time these two teams met it was a closer result than the 4-1 that the score wound up at. There were a few unfortunate giveaways for PG, so those started the slide for the team. This time they’ll also look to get some man advantages, as the first game they came out without a single power play. The unit was shutout against Powell River, but was 3 for 8 the night before in a win over Salmon Arm. Tonight will be the first of a three day road trip all against Mainland Division opponents, which will prove to be big in the Spruce Kings hut for a playoff spot.
Prince George Road Record: 3-10-0-2
Spruce Kings Leading Scorer: Adam Brubacher – 9G-13A-22Pts

Chilliwack Home Record: 10-2-0-1
Chiefs Leading Scorer: Jordan Kawaguchi – 13G-17A-30 Pts

Player to watch:
Spruce Kings:
With some young bodies in the lineup tonight, it will be interesting to see how the call ups fare. Ethan De Jong will be pulling on the Spruce Kings jersey for the fourth time. In his first game, the coaches had a lot of confidence in him, and had him out alongside Parker Colley and Corey Hoffman for a defensive faceoff in the final minutes with a one goal lead. He managed to collect an assist on the following faceoff to help Parker Colley score his first BCHL goal. Another AP player playing will be Josh Laata from the NW Vancouver Giants. He is third in BCMML league scoring, with 30 points (9 goals / 21 assists) in 16 games. A few weeks ago, Laata was on a roadtrip with the team, but never slotted in for any games besides a warmup skate in West Kelowna. Tonight he will get his chance to play, and will be wearing #22.

With two goals in the last game, and the team’s leading scorer, Jordan Kawaguchi is a player PG will need to shut down. One goal was a lucky turnover behind the net, and the other was a slick pass from Darien Craighead. One player who was held off the scoresheet in the teams first meeting was Dennis Cholowski. He is the highest scoring defenseman on the Chiefs, five points clear of Mark Esposito who sits second on the team. He was shutout in the last game vs the Wenatchee Wild, but had a goal and an assist the night before while taking on the Powell River Kings.

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

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