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BCHL extends season by one week, Spruce Kings' schedule not affected

Kings host Vernon Vipers this weekend; '90s-era players featured Friday at team's 50th anniversary celebration
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The B.C. Hockey League announced Monday has added a week to the end of its regular season to reschedule 10 games postponed earlier in the season either due to the pandemic or the rainstorm-related highway closures in late-November and early-December.

The Prince George Spruce Kings’ schedule will not be affected. It will end March 18-19 when the Kings host the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in a two-game weekend set at Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.

The extra week will give the Kings more time to prepare for the playoffs, due to start on Friday, Apr. 1 and which wrap up in mid-May.

The Fred Page Cup league championship will mark the end of the playoffs for BCHL teams this year because the league elected to pull out of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League and because of that, the BCHL champion will not participate in either the Doyle Cup (Pacific region) championship or the 2022 Centennial Cup national championship in Estevan, Sask., May 21-29.

The Kings return to home ice at Rolling Mix Concrete Arena Friday and Saturday when they host the Vernon Vipers. As part of the team's 50th anniversary celbration, Friday’s game will feature a tribute to players from ‘90s-era Spruce Kings teams and they will be introduced to the crowd prior to the game. Seating is limited to half-capacity (1,000), so fans are advised to buy their tickets in advance at the Spruce Kings office at RMCA.