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Spruce Kings edge Bucks 2-1 to earn weekend split

Aaron Trotter

The Prince George Spruce Kings got some early goals from both Andrew Seaman and Corey Cunningham, and sensational goaltending from Aaron Trotter, leading the Spruce Kings to a 2-1 victory on the road against the Cranbrook Bucks Saturday in the Kootenay city.

The Spruce Kings got on the board 57 seconds into the hockey game when Darwin Lakoduk ripped a wrist shot off the pads of goaltender Nathan Airey, and the puck came to Andrew Seaman who was able to put home his fourth of the pre-season to give the Spruce Kings an early 1-0 lead. Seaman’s marker comes from Lakoduk and Corey Cunningham

Later in the first, Colton Cameron got the puck at the right point and fired a wrist shot that was perfectly tipped in front by Prince George product Corey Cunningham to give the Spruce Kings a 2-0 lead. Cameron was credited with the lone helper at 11:14 of the period.

In the second, after lots of pressure, the Bucks were finally able to solve Aaron Trotter as Noah Quinn was able to bury top corner over the glove of the Spruce King goaltender to make it 2-1. Quinn’s fourh of the pre-season came at 18:52.

Game Recap

Final Shots: Prince George 14 Cranbrook 39

Aaron Trotter: 38/39 Saves for Prince George (2-1)

Nathan Airey: 12/14 saves for Cranbrook (0-3)

Prince George Power-Play: 0/2

Cranbrook Power-Play: 0/4


  1. Aaron Trotter PG ( 38 Saves)
  2. Corey Cunningham (1 G 1 A)
  3. Noah Quinn CRA (1 G )

This afternoon, at the Trail Memorial Centre in Trail, the Prince George Spruce Kings take on the Trail Smoke Eaters in PG’s final game of the three games in three days.

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