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Spruce Kings add Woodland, trade McGovern to Rockland

The Prince George Spruce Kings have traded goaltender Jack McGovern to the Rockland Nationals of the CCHL in exchange for future considerations. McGovern played five games with the Spruce Kings and had an 0-2 record with a 6.49 GAA.

“Unfortunately, it came to the point where we needed to make a change. I think Jack will be the first to admit that he did not play as well as he could of in the opportunities he had with us”, says GM Mike Hawes. “Jack is a great kid is a good goalie who will bounce back with this change”.

The Spruce Kings have now  added goaltender Carter Woodside (01) to the team’s roster. Woodside comes from the Princeton Posse of the KIJHL. Woodside was 3-0 in three games played and had a 1.33 GAA. Woodside has also played a WHL game with the Regina Pats last season and has a win in the BCHL as well. The Asquith, SK product had his debut last night with the Spruce Kings where he made 13 saves on 13 shots in relief.

“We are fortunate to be able to add Carter to our team. Carter is someone we have known for a while back to his midget days with the Prince Albert Mintos”, says Hawes. Jett Alexander can’t play every game and having another goalie that we know can get the job done is important. Carter will more than provide that”.

GM Mike Hawes also spoke regarding the December 1st carding deadline:

“I would anticipate some more moves prior to the Dec 1 deadline based on the efforts we are getting from some players. The expectation is that all Spruce Kings players will compete hard and do whatever is best for the team every game. I don’t feel that we are getting that from some players consistently enough. Some guys are just out on the ice doing just enough to get by and not really accomplishing anything. I wouldn’t be doing my job if I sit by and allow that, Again, it is not all players but it’s hard to have success when you have a few that are not meeting the expectation”.

The Spruce Kings are back in action on Monday night against the Wenatchee Wild at the Town Toyota Centre in Wenatchee. You can catch all of the action on Hockey TV or on mixlr.com/sprucekings. Pre-game will be at 5:45 p.m. with play by play at 6 p.m.

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