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Spruce Kings make deals at trade deadline

Nick Wilson (left) and Lucas Vanroboys (right)

The Prince George Spruce Kings have made a pair of moves to bolster their roster at the trade deadline.

In the first deal, the Spruce Kings acquired the CJHL playing rights to goaltender Shane Farkas (99) and future considerations from the West Kelowna Warriors in exchange for forward Garrett Worth (99).

The Spruce Kings then moved the CJHL playing rights to goaltender Shane Farkas (99) to the Cowichan Valley Capitals in exchange for forward Lucas Vanroboys (99). In 27 games this season, Vanroboys put up seven goals and seven assists for 14 points. He had 14 goals and 10 assists in 51 games for the Nanaimo Clippers last season.

In a separate signing, the Spruce Kings added forward Nick Wilson (99) from the Richmond Sockeyes of the PJHL. In 12 games this season, the 5’7” Surrey native had seven goals and six assists for 13 points. Prior to playing for the Sockeyes, Nick spent time in the BCHL over three seasons, scoring 15 goals and adding 16 assists for 31 points in 126 BCHL games.

“Going in to the deadline I was hoping to add two forwards to our roster,” said Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes, in a news release. “After a few busy days we were able to accomplish that. Lucas is a player that has been on our radar for a while. He is big strong player who plays up the middle and is good in both ends of the ice. He will complement our forward group very well.  Nick is a player with experience in our league and a player that will help to provide more depth to our forward group. Having a lot of depth up front is vital to having success, especially in the playoffs as we learned last season.”

The Spruce Kings are back in action tonight against the Cowichan Valley Capitals at the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena. Puck drops at 7 pm. Tickets on sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spruce Kings office, or at 6 p.m. when the doors open at the box office.



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