Prince George Spruce Kings

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Prince George Spruce Kings
Prince George Spruce Kings logo.svg
City Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
League British Columbia Hockey League
Conference Interior
Founded 1972 (1972)–73
Home arena Prince George Coliseum
Colours Blue, Red and White
              
General manager vacant
Head coach Canada Dave Dupas

Website
www.sprucekings.bc.ca/
Franchise history
1972-Present Prince George Spruce Kings

The Prince George Spruce Kings are a junior "A" ice hockey team based in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Interior Conference of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). They play their home games at Prince George Coliseum, which has a capacity of 1,800.

History[edit]

Founded in 1972, the Spruce Kings originally were a part of the Pacific Northwest Hockey League. In 1975, the Spruce Kings and the Quesnel Millionaires joined the Peace Junior B Hockey League. The entry of the two new teams caused them to change their name the Peace-Cariboo Junior Hockey League. In 1980, the league was promoted to Junior A, the Spruce Kings won the league's first ever Junior A championship. From 1980 until 1996, the Kings won 9 league titles. In 1981, the Spruce Kings defeated Fort St. John Golden Hawks 4-games-to-3 to claim their first ever Jr. A title.

In 1996, the Spruce Kings bought out the rights of the BCHL's Royal City Outlaws and moved in the Prince George team.

The Prince George Spruce Kings hosted the Royal Bank Cup in 2007. They lost in an anti-climactic final after surviving a record-setting quintuple overtime match in the semi-final versus the Camrose Kodiaks. Spruce King goalie Jordan White made 91 saves in the 3-2 victory. At 146 minutes, it was the longest game in RBC Royal Bank Cup history.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1972-73 28 19 9 0 - 216 141 38 1st, PNHL
1973-74 40 31 9 0 - 219 132 62 1st, PNHL
1974-75 40 19 21 0 - -- -- .475 6th, PNHL
1975-76 40 19 20 1 - 203 176 39 4th, PC Jr. B PCJHL Champions, 4-1 (North Stars)
1976-77 40 15 25 0 - 205 215 30 5th, PC Jr. B Did not qualify
1977-78 40 18 22 0 - 171 217 36 5th, PC Jr. B
1978-79 36 21 15 0 - 209 165 42 4th, PC Jr. B
1979-80 48 36 11 1 - 296 163 73 1st, PC Jr. B PCJHL Champions
1980-81 40 26 13 1 - 197 133 53 1st, PCJHL PCJHL Champions, 4-3 (Golden Hawks)
1981-82 56 44 12 0 - 418 219 88 1st, PCJHL PCJHL Champions, 4-1 (North Stars)
1982-83 40 15 25 0 - 199 243 30 4th, PCJHL Lost in Semifinals, 2-3 (Canucks)
1983-84 50 43 7 0 - 337 176 86 1st, PCJHL PCJHL Champions, 4-1 (Mustangs)
1984-85 48 26 21 1 - 274 221 53 3rd, PCJHL PCJHL Champions, 4-0 (Huskies)
1985-86 50 44 6 0 - 415 171 88 1st, PCJHL PCJHL Champions, 4-1 (Mustangs)
1986-87 48 33 14 1 - 314 216 67 1st, PCJHL Lost in Semifinals, 2-4 (Millionaires)
1987-88 50 29 20 1 - 315 241 59 3rd, PCJHL Lost in Finals, 3-4 (North Stars)
1988-89 52 26 26 0 - 289 205 52 4th, PCJHL Lost in Semifinals, 1-4 (North Stars)
1989-90 52 34 18 0 - 365 218 68 2nd, PCJHL PCJHL Champions, 4-0 (Huskies)
1990-91 54 40 12 2 - 374 211 82 1st, PCJHL PCJHL Champions, 4-1 (Mustangs)
1991-92 52 36 14 2 - 344 228 74 1st, Peace-Cariboo RMJHL Champions, 3-2 (Smoke Eaters)
1992-93 52 34 18 - 0 285 221 68 2nd, Peace-Cariboo Lost in Semifinals, 0-4 (Mustangs)
1993-94 52 36 14 - 2 299 188 74 1st, Peace-Cariboo Lost in Semifinals, 2-4 (Huskies)
1994-95 52 41 9 - 2 342 186 84 1st, Peace-Cariboo Lost in Finals, 2-4 (Colts)
1995-96 58 37 18 - 3 324 251 77 2nd, Peace-Cariboo RMJHL Champions, 4-1 (Ghostriders)
1996-97 60 28 30 2 - 233 283 58 4th, Interior Lost in Preliminary, 1-2 (Centennials)
1997-98 60 22 36 2 - 230 269 46 5th, Interior Lost in Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Panthers)
1998-99 60 37 20 - 3 305 229 77 2nd, Interior Lost in Division Finals, 0-4 (Vipers)
1999-00 60 36 23 - 1 293 245 73 3rd, Interior Lost in Conference Semifinals, 2-4 (Vipers)
2000-01 60 28 26 - 6 237 248 62 3rd, Interior Lost in Quarterfinals, 0-4 (Centennials)
2001-02 60 16 36 - 8 220 300 40 7th, Interior Did not qualify
2002-03 60 19 38 0 3 242 327 41 7th, Interior Did not qualify
2003-04 60 24 26 3 7 234 252 58 6th, Interior Lost in Preliminary, 0-4 (Silverbacks)
2004-05 60 36 18 1 5 211 165 78 2nd, Interior Lost in Semifinals, 1-4 (Vipers)
2005-06 60 21 32 4 3 151 228 49 6th, Interior Lost in Preliminary, 1-4 (Vipers)
2006-07 60 34 19 2 5 211 186 75 5th, Interior Lost in Preliminary, 3-4 (Silverbacks)
2007-08 60 21 29 1 9 178 235 52 6th, Interior Lost in Preliminary, 1-3 (Silverbacks)
2008-09 60 26 25 3 6 186 180 61 5th, Interior Lost in Division Quarterfinals, 2-3 (Vees)
2009-10 60 18 37 1 4 210 270 41 8th, Interior Did not qualify
2010-11 60 13 40 1 6 158 272 33 8th, Interior Did not qualify
2011-12 60 33 21 2 4 218 185 72 7th BCHL

Playoffs[edit]

Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Dawson Creek Kodiaks 4-games-to-2
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Fort St. John Golden Hawks 4-games-to-3 PCJHL CHAMPIONS
Penticton Knights (BCJHL) defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 2-games-to-none
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Fort St. John Huskies 4-games-to-3
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Grande Prairie North Stars 4-games-to-1 PCJHL CHAMPIONS
Penticton Knights (BCJHL) defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 2-games-to-none
  • 1983 Lost Semi-final
Quesnel Millionaires defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 3-games-to-1
Dawson Creek Kodiaks defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 3-games-to-2
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Quesnel Millionaires 4-games-to-1
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Williams Lake Mustangs 4-games-to-1 PCJHL CHAMPIONS
Langley Eagles (BCJHL) defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 2-games-to-none
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Williams Lake Mustangs 4-games-to-none
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Fort St. John Huskies 4-games-to-none PCJHL CHAMPIONS
Penticton Knights (BCJHL) defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 2-games-to-none
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Grande Prairie North Stars 4-games-to-none
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Williams Lake Mustangs 4-games-to-1 PCJHL CHAMPIONS
Penticton Knights (BCJHL) defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 2-games-to-none
  • 1987 Lost Semi-final
Quesnel Millionaires defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 4-games-to-2
  • 1988 Lost Final
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Quesnel Millionaires 4-games-to-none
Grande Prairie North Stars defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 4-games-to-3
  • 1989 Lost Semi-final
Grande Prairie North Stars defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 4-games-to-1
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Williams Lake Mustangs 4-games-to-1
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Fort St. John Huskies 4-games-to-none PCJHL CHAMPIONS
New Westminster Royals (BCJHL) defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 3-games-to-none
Prince George Spruce Kings advance to final due to DQ of Quesnel Millionaires
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Williams Lake Mustangs 4-games-to-1 PCJHL CHAMPIONS
Vernon Lakers (BCHL) defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 3-games-to-none
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Quesnel Millionaires 4-games-to-none
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Fort St. John Huskies 4-games-to-2
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Trail Smoke Eaters 3-games-to-2 RMJHL CHAMPIONS
Vernon Lakers (BCHL) defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 3-games-to-none
  • 1993 Lost Semi-final
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Grande Prairie Chiefs 4-games-to-none
Williams Lake Mustangs defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 4-games-to-none
  • 1994 Lost Semi-final
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Williams Lake Mustangs 4-games-to-none
Fort St. John Huskies defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 4-games-to-2
  • 1995 Lost Final
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Fort St. John Huskies 4-games-to-none
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Williams Lake Mustangs 4-games-to-none
Cranbrook Colts defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 4-games-to-2
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Fort St. John Huskies 4-games-to-1
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Quesnel Millionaires 4-games-to-1
Prince George Spruce Kings defeated Fernie Ghostriders 4-games-to-1 RMJHL CHAMPIONS
Vernon Vipers (BCHL) defeated Prince George Spruce Kings 3-games-to-none

Royal City Outlaws standings[edit]

Starting in 2004, the Outlaws played two seasons in the BCHL. In 1996, the Spruce Kings bought the rights to the Outlaws' franchise and brought their Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League team in their place.

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1994-95 60 4 56 0 - 203 454 8 5th, Mainland Did not qualify
1995-96 60 16 39 5 - 190 274 37 4th, Mainland Lost in Preliminary, 1-2 (Clippers)

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