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GAME DAY: GM #20 Vees vs. Spruce Kings

Photo: Cherie Morgan


Game Time: 6:00 pm PT

Location: SOEC

RadioBounce 800 am

Webcast: Hockey TV  

Penticton Vees

GM & Head Coach: Fred Harbinson

2022-23: GP 19 19-0-0-0, 1st Interior Conference

Home: 11-0-0-0

Away: 8-0-0-0

GF: 114

GA: 34

Power Play: 35.8% (1)

Penalty Kill: 84.4% (2)

Top Scorer: Bradly Nadeau (20-20-40)

Top Scorer vs. Spruce Kings: Josh Nadeau (0-3-3)

Last 5 Games:

11-2 W vs. West Kelowna (Nov. 18)

2-1 W @ Trail (Nov. 12) SO

6-2 W vs. Vernon (Nov. 11)

5-1 W vs. Wenatchee (Nov. 5)

4-0 W vs. Prince George (Nov. 4)

Season Series

4-0 W vs. Prince George, (Nov. 18)

Nov. 19 vs. Prince George, 6:00 pm

Jan. 6 at Prince George, 7:00 pm

Jan. 7 at Prince George, 7:00 pm

Feb. 25 at Prince George, 7:00 pm

Last Game: The Vees scored a season-high 11 goals Friday against the West Kelowna Warriors. Bradly and Josh Nadeau combined for nine points. Bradly recorded his first hat-trick of the season and finished with four points. Josh had a pair of goals and five points. Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev, and Josh Niedermayer all had three points. 11 Vees had multi-point games and all but three skaters picked up a point. Friday’s victory extended the Vees’ win streak to 19 games.

Tonight’s Game: Tonight, is the second meeting in two weeks between the Vees and Spruce Kings. Back on Nov. 4, Penticton shutout Prince George 4-0 at the SOEC. Luca Di Pasquo picked up his first BCHL shutout, as he stopped 20 shots. Bradly Nadeau and Aydar Suniev each had a pair of goals against PG. That stands as the only shutout loss for the Spruce Kings this season. Penticton looks to extend their win streak to 20 games and improve their record at the SOEC to 11-0-0-0. Tonight, is the 400th regular season game in the history of the SOEC and the Vees will want to make it a memorable one.

Prince George Spruce Kings

GM: Mike Hawes

Head Coach: Alex Evin

2022-23: GP 19 12-5-1-1, 3rd Interior Conference

Home: 6-2-0-0

Away: 6-2-1-1

Power Play: 20% (12)

Penalty Kill: 81.3% (5)

Top Scorer: John Herrington (13-6-19)

Top Scorer vs. Vees: None

Last Game: Prince George won their third consecutive game on Friday, knocking off the Trail Smoke Eaters 4-3 at Cominco Arena in the West Kootenays. The Spruce Kings trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes, but scored three unanswered goals in the second period from John Herrington, Kilian McGregor-Bennett, and Luca Primerano to lead by two after two periods. Trail came back to tie it in the third, but Herrington scored his second of the game and the game-winner with just 1:10 left in the third period. Jordan Fairlie stopped 27 of 30 shots in the Prince George crease.