The Prince George Spruce Kings don't play again until Saturday, and that's probably a good thing.
They could use the time to put their thinking helmets on and figure out why they have but two wins and six points to show for their first 15 BCHL games.
The Kings wrapped up a point-free Vancouver Island road trip on Sunday with a 3-1 loss to the Victoria Grizzlies. Victoria jumped to a 2-0 lead on first-period goals by Joel Lowry and David Morley, then closed the game on an empty-net marker by Madison Dias. Faiz Khan was the only Spruce King to find the mark.
On Saturday, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs led the Kings 5-2 in the third period before Nic DeSousa's two late goals made it interesting. Chris Bodo and RJay Berra had the other Prince George markers.
On Friday, the Kings were pounded 10-2 by a Nanaimo Clippers club that sits in last place in the Coastal Conference. The four-game trip started Wednesday with a 7-4 drubbing at the hands of the Cowichan Valley Capitals.
The Spruce Kings, who have the dubious distinction of having more regulation losses than any other BCHL club, will visit the Quesnel Millionaires on Saturday, then have a home date against the Powell River Kings on Wednesday before jumping on the bus again for games in Trail (two) and Vernon. The Kings are in the midst of a stretch that has them playing 10 of 13 on the road, and only the Merritt Centennials, at 1-9-0-2, sit behind Prince George (2-11-0-2) in the Interior Conference standings.