Thursday, February 4, 2016

Eagles Fly North for Winter



112 (17th)
Goals For
117 (16th)
220 (16th)
Goals Against
240 (17th)
16.8% (T-14th)
Power Play
16.9% (13th)
76.5% (14th)
Penalty Kill
73.9% (16th)

Venue: Rolling Mix Concrete Arena
Game Time: 7pm
Season Series:  1-1-1-0, Spruce Kings lost first game 4-1, won the second game 4-2, and tied 2-2 in the last meeting.

 Game Overview:
The stat lines above may not be that enthralling, but the Spruce Kings will look to get the fans on their feet this weekend with a double header against the Surrey Eagles. Both teams sit at the bottom of the BCHL, and the games this season have all been close. Prince George outshot the Eagles 43-34 in the first game, but fell 4-1. They would win the next game 4-2, and tie the most recent meeting 2-2, firing 65 shots on Justin Laforest. In the three games against Surrey this year, the Spruce Kings have 147 shots. This will be the first time these two teams play one another in Prince George this year.
Prince George Home Record: 6-16-0-1
Spruce Kings Leading Scorer: Matt Stief – 4 goals / 31 assists / 35 points

Surrey Road Record: 2-21-0-0
Eagles Leading Scorer: Kurt Black – 18 goals / 20 assists / 38 points

Player to watch:
Spruce Kings: He scored his first BCHL goal against the Surrey Eagles, and Parker Colley, will look to add to his current season total which currently sits at two goals. He is on a four game point drought after picking up four points in his prior three games. The Pitt Meadows forward has been on the power play more lately, so look for him to convert there. With the game winning goal earlier this season, Jordan Funk was able to find some vengeance on his old team. Funk is looking for his first point since scoring three weeks ago against the Trial Smoke Eaters.

Eagles: With a goal in his first BCHL game against the Spruce Kings, Jaxon Joseph has kept up a strong pace with eight points in 10 games. Picked up from the Beaver Valley NiteHawks, the Edmonton forward has just one penalty in his time with Surrey, along with a power play marker. He missed the first game against Prince George in 2016 as he was just on the way home from the World Juniors, but look for Ludvig Adamsen to be a contributor up in Prince George. The big blueliner has just three assists on the season, but will be counted on as a veteran for the Eagles.

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

 or watch live at BCHL FASTHockey

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