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Trotter snags first BCHL shutout, Spruce Kings beat Merritt 2-0

Andrew Seaman

Andrew Seaman’s fifth of the Pod Season and Nick Rhéaume’s first BCHL goal, backed by a 20 save shutout from Aaron Trotter led to the Spruce Kings third victory in the Pod with a 2-0 victory over the Merritt Centennials.

The Spruce Kings opened the scoring at 5:19 into the opening frame, it was Andrew Seaman who picked the pocket of a Centennial forward and was able to slide a backhander on a breakaway underneath the pad of Josh Dias to give Prince George an early lead. Seaman’s team leading fifth of the season was unassisted.

Prince George opened up a two-goal lead 4:08 into the third period. Nick Rheaume received a Rowan Miller pass off the boards and fired it over the shoulder of Dias to make it 2-0. Rheaumes first BCHL goal was assisted by Miller who had the lone helper.

FINAL SHOTS:

PG 36 MER 20

PG: Aaron Trotter 20 Saves (2-1)

MER: Josh Dias 34 Saves (1-3)

POWER-PLAYS

PG: 0/5

MER: 0/3

3 STARS:

  1. Andrew Seaman (PG 1 G)
  2. Aaron Trotter (PG 20 Saves)
  3. Josh Dias (MER 34 Saves)

FORTIS ENERGY PLAYER OF THE GAME: Nick Rhéaume (PG 1 G)


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