Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rivermen Paddle Upstream for Battle in the Castle



101 (17th)
Goals For
157 (T-6th)
191 (16th)
Goals Against
135 (7th)
16.5% (16th)
Power Play
16.6% (15th)
76.1% (14th)
Penalty Kill
77.9% (12th)

Venue: Prince George Coliseum
Game Time: 7pm
Season Series:  Langley has won all four games by a combined score of 21-3.

 Game Overview:
The Spruce Kings are hoping that they are able to work up some of their home magic against the Langley Rivermen. Last time the visitors were in town, it was PG coming away with a 3-2 win to knock Langley out of the playoffs in the first round. Since then it has been all Langley though, as the Rivermen have yet to allow more than one goal in a game against the Spruce Kings. All of those games have been played down at the Langley Events Centre though, so Prince George will look to take advantage of home ice, and get their first win of the year against Langley. Last weekend the Spruce Kings split a pair of games, as they shutout Trail 2-0, and then fell 4-2 the next night against Victoria.
Prince George Home Record: 6-12-0-0
Spruce Kings Leading Scorer: Matt Stief – 4 goals / 27 assists / 31 points

Langley Road Record: 7-10-1-0
Rivermen Leading Scorer: Matthew Graham – 18 goals / 26 assists / 44 points.

Player to watch:
Spruce Kings: After easing back into the lineup last weekend following a lower body injury, look for Braiden Epp to start producing. With many veterans on the team now gone, he will be counted on as a leader, and has an “A” on his chest to prove it. His last point came on November 26th, but he has also only played four games since then.

Rivermen: One of the players that always seems to stand out against the Spruce Kings is Zac Masson. He has played in three of the games against PG, and hasn’t been shutout once, picking up two goals and two assists combined. He only has 13 points on the season, but with nearly a quarter of his points coming in three of his 41 games, look for him to bump that number up in the Castle.

Broadcast Info: For all games, you can listen to the action on Mixlr

 or watch live at BCHL FASTHockey

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