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BCHL looks to start season December 1

The Prince George Spruce Kings are welcoming the BC Hockey League’s announcement that it is planning to start the 2020-21 regular season on December 1, pending approval from the Provincial Health Office (PHO).

“This is obviously good news for us as a league and organization today,” said Spruce Kings Business Operations Manager Kyle Anderson, “having a date to plan for will allow us to release new ticket packages, sponsor packages, and will let us re-launch as we normally would do in March of a normal season.”

This is, of course, dependent on the City of Prince George which announced this week that arenas will be closed indefinitely.

While details of the BCHL packages are not yet available, the Spruce Kings staff are working hard to make the process as efficient as possible, while understanding there will be unknown parameters around capacity and physical distancing at that time.

“We don’t want to rush into these plans given that we are not sure how many seats we’ll be allowed to sell at that time,” said Anderson, “but we are also confident that our fans will fill the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena to whichever capacity it’s allowed.”

The Spruce Kings have also opened registration for a modified hockey school, to run tentatively from August 17-21 and 24-28. Times and Location are to be determined and are dependent on ice availability in the City of Prince George at that time. Registration for Week 1 (U9, U11, and U13 groups) and Week 2 (U9, U11, U13, & a Female Group for players born between 2006 and 2010) is available online at www.sprucekings.bc.ca

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