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PREVIEW: Smoke Eaters Head North To Face The Spruce Kings

After a busy start the the season the Smoke Eaters head north for their one and only game of the week as they take on last years champions.

The Smoke Eaters (2-5-1) will look to keep things going after two big wins last weekend over West Kelowna and Victoria, while the Spruce Kings (3-3-2) are coming off a big 8-2 win Friday night at home against Alberni Valley.

Regular Season vs. Prince George

September 28th @ Rolling Mix Concrete Arena 7pm

October 5th @ South Okanagan Event Centre 1pm (BCHL Showcase)

January 29th @ Cominco Arena 7pm

Last season 0W-2L

Last five years 2W-7L

The Smoke Eaters will look to build off two dominant performances from last weekend as they topped the Warriors 5-1 and the Grizzlies 6-2 each game showing the Smoke Eaters are starting to settle into their own. Saturday in West Kelowna it was the power play that got things done going 4/6. While Sunday it was the determination to show the home fans a good time scoring three goals in the opening five minutes of the first period. Both performances were backed by strong goaltending as Logan Terness picked up his first BCHL win and Donovan Buskey grabbed his first of the year. Both games were also dominated by Smokies assistant captain Kent Johnson who was named BCHL player of the week with his eight points in the two Smoke Eaters wins. Smoke Eaters fans could also get their first looks at newly signed Jameson Murray who could feature tonight for Trail.

The Smoke Eaters will also look to break a five year drought in Prince George as their last five visits have ended in defeat. The Smokies last won in September of 2013 with a 4-2 win over the Spruce Kings.


The Spruce Kings have had a back and forth start to their season after hoisting the Fred Page cup and the Doyle cup last season. They opened the season with back to back home losses against the Surrey Eagles. They have picked up wins against Victoria, Langley and a dominant 8-2 win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs as they exploded for 6 goals in the second period to earn their third win of the season.

Puck drop is set for 7pm in Prince George. You can catch the game on HockeyTV or you can listen on Mixlr. The broadcast gets going at 6:50 with coaches comments.