It was a complete 60-minute effort from the Prince George Spruce Kings, getting goals from Simon Labelle (2), Ty Gagno, and Nick Rhéaume, and also backed by a 21-save shutout courtesy of Jordan Fairlie, giving Prince George a 4-0 victory in the fourth and final game of the pre-season.
PG: 42 seconds into the opening period, a Colton Cameron shot from the right point was redirected by Simon Labelle, past Brayden Melnyk to give the Spruce Kings an early lead. Cameron had the lone helper on Labelle’s first of the preseason.
PG: On a similar type of sequence, it was a Cameron point shot that was initially stopped by Melnyk, but the rebound found the stick of Ty Gagno who deposited the puck into the back of the net to give the Spruce Kings a 2-0 lead. Cameron again had the lone assist at 5:09.
MER 8 PG 10
PG: 22 seconds into the second period, it was again Simon Labelle in tight off a shot from Nick Rhéaume that was then tapped in by Labelle to give the Spruce Kings a three-goal lead.
PG: At 12:20 of the frame, a Simon Labelle shot was redirected right in front of the goal by Nick Rhéaume through the legs of Melnyk to give the Spruce Kings a 4-0 lead. Labelle and Ben LeFranc had the two assists on Rhéaume’s second of the preseason.
MER 10 PG 10
MER 3 PG 10
MER 0 PG 4
MER 21 PG 30
MER: 0/7 PG: 0/5
- PG: Simon Labelle
- PG: Nick Rhéaume
- PG: Colton Cameron
FORTIS BC ENERGY PLAYER OF THE GAME:
PG: Linden Makow
First regular season game @ Merritt October 9