The Langley Rivermen will look to go into the Christmas break on a high note. With back to back wins in their back pocket so far this weekend, they welcome the Prince George Spruce Kings into the LEC this afternoon. The Spruce Kings are finishing up a three-game road trip and are looking to make it a successful one. After taking a 9-1 loss in Nanaimo on Friday, they bounced back last night with a 3-0 win in Cowichan Valley.
The Rivermen have won both games in the season series thus far, and have outscored the Spruce Kings 9-1. Through 36 games, PG is 9-25-0-2 for 20 points, which puts them fifth in the Mainland Division. They will be looking put together another solid road effort, as they have struggled with a 5-14-0-2 record away from the Prince George Coliseum. This next month will be a big test for the Spruce Kings, as their next eight games are all away from home. They do not play another game at the Coliseum until January 14.
“We have had some success against PG this year, but both games have been pretty intense and did have some bounces go our way. We have not gotten off to a good start in our last two games and that needs to change this afternoon,” said Rivermen Associate Head Coach and Assistant General Manager Kurt Astle.