Spokane takes on Prince George on Friday night to kick off the 2017-18 regular season schedule for both teams. Prince George went 3-3-0-0 during the pre-season, losing 5-3 to Kamloops in their final tune-up on Sept. 15. Spokane posted a 4-1-0-2 record during the exhibition slate, including consecutive wins against Tri-City to close it out.
Spokane at Prince George
CN Centre – Prince George, BC
Prince George is fresh off a B.C. Division-winning season in 2016-17 as they earned 96 points (45-21-3-3), including a 22-10-1-3 record at home.
They have big shoes to fill up front as veteran forwards Jansen Harkins (21-51—72 in 64 GP) and Jesse Gabrielle (35-29—64 in 61 GP) have moved on. Overage goaltender Ty Edmonds (2.48 GAA, 0.916 SV%) graduated out and Nick McBride moved on to university, meaning the Cougars will have a new netminder this season.
Against the Cougars
The Chiefs went 1-3-0-0 against the Cougars last season, winning 1-of-2 at the CN Centre. Three of the four games were decided by just one goal. Kailer Yamamoto, who is currently at Edmonton Oilers camp, led the way offensively with 7 points (2G, 5A), while fellow NHL draftee Jaret Anderson-Dolan put up a 3-3–6 line. Spokane will be without both this weekend. Harkins led the way for P.G. with 2 goals and 3 assists as they spread out the scoring, with 20 players recording at least a point. Spokane has split the back-to-back games in P.G. two years in a row, and swept the road contests in the two seasons prior (2013-14 & 14-15).
Follow the Chiefs
Fans can listen to the game live on 1510 KGA NW Sports Talk (broadcast begins at 6:30 p.m.) or watch live online with WHL Live. Follow the Chiefs on social media (@spokanechiefs) for all the latest news and updates.
Ticket packages for the Spokane Chiefs’ 2017-18 season are on sale now with great value options as low as $70! For more information or to purchase, visit the Chiefs’ Ticket Office at Spokane Arena, call 509-535-PUCK or click here.