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Spruce Kings goalie Fairlie, winger Makow nominated for BCHL all-star game fan vote

Poll will complete rosters for Interior and Coastal teams for 3-on-3 tournament on outdoor rink in Penticton, Jan. 21

Prince George Spruce Kings forward Linden Makow and goalie Jordan Fairlie have been selected as candidates to play in the BCHL All-Star Game.

Now it’s up to the fans to decide who will get to play at the 3-on-3 tournament on outdoor ice in downtown Penticton on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Makow is one of 13 skaters nominated to fill six spots on the Interior team. Two Interior teams will compete against two rival teams from the Coastal Conference. Each team of six skaters and one goalie will play the rival conference teams and the top two teams in each conference will meet in the final.

The 18-year-old winger from Vanderhoof, in his third BCJHL season, has been one of the most consistent Spruce Kings scorers this season and now ranks second on the team with 15 in points with eight goals and seven assists. His four power-play goals leads the team.

Fairlie, a 20-year-old native of Fort St. John,  took over as the Kings’ starting goalie this season and in 15 games he’s emerged as one of the top puckstoppers in the BCHL.  He has 11 wins (second in the league) and an 11-3 record, having posted a fifth-best 2.41 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.

He also has two shutouts (second in the BCHL).

Fairlie is one of four goalie nominated for the fan poll, and from that group two will be voted in to play for the Interior team.

Spruce Kings centre John Herrington was among the initial group of 18 players selected last week for the Interior squad in a poll of the league’s head coaches.

The players will also compete in skills competitions.

Fans have until Friday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. to cast their votes on the league website at www.bchl.ca/fanvote. Results of the fan poll will be revealed on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The Spruce Kings, who went 1-1 on their weekend roadtrip to Trail (4-3 win) and Penticton (4-1 loss), are back on home ice at Kopar Memorial Arena this weekend to face the West Kelowna Warriors Friday and Saturday  (7 p.m. starts).

The Warriors (12-5-2-0-0) have 26 points in 19 games and rank just ahead of the third-place Spruce Kings (12-6-1-1-0), who have 26 points in 20 games.

f the third-place Spruce Kings (12-6-1-1-0), who have 26 points in 20 games.

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