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PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS

The 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup hosts did not get off to as quick a start as they might have hoped in 2006/07, winning just three of their opening 10 games. The team struggled to find consistency in the season’s early going, following up a five-game winning streak with a four-game losing streak in October. Near the bottom of the Interior Conference as the calendar turned to 2007, head coach and general manager Ed Dempsey pulled the trigger on a number of deadline trades, picking up four new players while losing just one off of the active roster. The trades paid immediate dividends, as the Spruce Kings went on a six-game winning streak immediately following the deadline and won 15 of their final 22 games (15-5-1-1) to move into fifth in the Interior Conference. Nineteen-year-old Jesse Fratkin ran away with the team’s scoring lead, with 74 points (26 goals, 48 assists) in 60 games, 27 points more than second-place Jordan Inglis. Rookie goaltender Joe Rodwell finished second in the B.C. Hockey League with a 2.71 goals against average in 29 games, just 0.15 behind league leader Corey Milan of Penticton. The Spruce Kings’ fifth-place finish meant a first-round meeting with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Leading 3-2, the Spruce Kings failed to capitalize on a chance to win the series on home ice, dropping a 4-3 overtime decision in Game 6, and saw their BCHL season come to and end with a 4-2 Game 7 loss in Salmon Arm two nights later, becoming the third consecutive RBC Royal Bank Cup host to lose in the opening round of the playoffs.



AURORA TIGERS, PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS TO FACE-OFF
FOR 2007 RBC ROYAL BANK CUP
 
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Saturday, May 12, 2007 / 7:00 PM PST
Prince George Spruce Kings - HST 3
vs. Camrose Kodiaks - PAC 2
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TIGERS HAND SPRUCE KINGS SECOND STRAIGHT LOSS

Andrew Favot scored late in the second period, a goal which stood up as the game winner as the Aurora Tigers topped the Prince George Spruce Kings 6-3 on Tuesday night at CN Centre in Prince George, BC.
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A WIN TO GET IN – SPRUCE KINGS CLINCH SEMI-FINAL SPOT WITH WIN OVER STEELERS

The Prince George Spruce Kings will play at least once more on home ice at the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup after clinching a spot in Saturday’s semi-final with a 2-1 win over the Selkirk Steelers on Wednesday night. 
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SPRUCE KINGS OPEN RBC ROYAL BANK CUP WITH BIG WIN OVER LUMBER KINGS

Apparently 52 days off didn’t have that much of an effect on the Prince George Spruce Kings. In their first game since March 14, the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup hosts used a three-goal second period to score a 5-2 win over the Pembroke Lumber Kings in front of more than 3,100 fans at CN Centre. | Summary | Media Gallery

 

KODIAKS REBOUND FROM SLOW START TO TOP SPRUCE KINGS

Karl Stollery scored the game-winning goal on a 5-on-3 powerplay just 29 seconds into the third period, helping the Camrose Kodiaks to a 4-2 win over the host Prince George Spruce Kings on Sunday night at CN Centre. » more | Photo Gallery

 

TRADE DEADLINE PICK-UPS MAKE IMPACT FOR RBC HOSTS

The Prince George Spruce Kings were among the busiest teams at the BCHL’s trade deadline, picking up four players on deadline day, and going from coast-to-coast to do it. » more


TYLER HELFRICH FEATURE

Since becoming a member of the Prince George Spruce Kings on January 10th, Tyler Helfrich has been turning heads around the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). » more

 

JEREMY ROBERTS FEATURE

Next to hoisting hockey’s Holy Grail, donning the Maple Leaf and playing for your country has to be on the top of every young man’s wish list. » more

 

JEFF FORSYTHE FEATURE

In his rookie year in the BCHL, Jeff Forsythe has turned many heads and was named to the first team All-Star Team » more

 

JOE RODWELL FEATURE

Rookie goaltender, Joe Rodwell, was born in England and moved to Langley when he was seven years old. While looking for a hall, he stumbled upon an ice rink and was instantly mesmerized by the great Canadian game. » more

 

SPRUCE KINGS TEST OUT CN CENTRE

The Prince George Spruce Kings will be trying out a new venue when they host the Nanaimo Clippers February 23rd and the Quesnel Millionaires February 24th as these games will take place at the spacious CN Centre in Prince George. » more

 
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