Saturday, November 21, 2015

Silverbacks Hunting Revenge



56 (16th)
Goals For
104 (T-1st)
104 (15th)
Goals Against
54 (5th)
18.75% (12th)
Power Play
22.14% (5th)
73.91% (16th)
Penalty Kill
85.27% (4th)

Venue: Prince George Coliseum
Game Time: 7pm
Last Year’s Matchup: 1-1
Season Series:  1-0 in favour of Prince George after a 4-3 win earlier this season

 Game Overview:
Salmon Arm will come barging into Prince George after a huge game last night. The Silverbacks gave the Alberni Valley Bulldogs a whooping, taking a 10-1 decision. Salmon Arm was deadly on both special teams, as they scored three goals on the man advantage, and three goals while shorthanded. The Silverbacks now lead the BCHL with 10 short handed goals in 24 games. Prince George meanwhile, comes in after taking a tough loss on Wednesday against the West Kelowna Warriors. The Spruce Kings opened up a 2-0 lead just nine minutes in, but the Warriors would claw back, and eventually take a 6-4 win. 10 goals is the most amount Prince George has seen in combined goals this season, as they also had a pair of 7-3 losses to Trail and Victoria.
In their one meeting this season, Prince George scored three goals in the first for an early 3-0 lead, and thanks to an early goal in the third by Oliver Trachsel they would take the final result 4-3. Jake LeBrun, Bryan Basilico, and Nick Guerra were the other goal scorers for PG. For Salmon Arm, it was Nick Hutchison, Chase Zieky, and Colton Thibault.
Ethan De Jong will also be slotting into the Spruce King lineup this weekend. The ’99 Burnaby Winter Club player was in the game against the Surrey Eagles last weekend, and wound up earning an assist on Parker Colley’s empty netter. Most impressively, coach Chad van Diemen had him out in the final minute when the Spruce Kings were up by just a goal.
Prince George Home Record: 3-10-0-2
Spruce Kings Leading Scorer: Adam Brubacher – 8G/12A/ 20 pts

Salmon Arm Road Record: 7-3-0-0
Silverbacks Leading Scorer: Nick Hutchison – 11G/19A  &  Taro Hirose – 4G/26A/30 pts

Player to watch:
Spruce Kings:
Corey Hoffman – FWD: It’s nearly been a month since Hoffman has gotten a point. Despite the drought he led the team in points until this past Wednesday. Hoffman had a game misconduct last game in the 1st against West Kelowna, so look for him to come out with some energy tonight. He had two assists in 4-3 win over Salmon Arm earlier this season.
Nick Guerra – FWD: The Victoria native only has one goal this year, but it was against the Silverbacks. Guerra is more of a defensive forward, but look for him to crack the scoresheet once again against Salmon Arm.

Nick Guerra on Wednesday against West Kelowna
Taro Hirose- FWD: The last time these two teams met, Hirose picked up one assist. Thanks to a four point night last night against the Bulldogs he is now up to 30 points in 24 games. The 2nd year forward was nearly a point a point per game player last year, and looks set to achieve that goal this season.
Kodi Schwarz- D: Since being acquired from the Surrey Eagles, Schwarz had two points in five games, then added a goal and two assists last night against Alberni Valley. As a member of the Eagles he had an assist when Surrey beat Prince George earlier in the year.

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

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