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Vees blank Prince George for 52nd-straight victory on home ice

Spruce Kings visit Vernon Vipers tonight
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The Penticton Vees continued their home ice dominance of B.C. Hockey League opponents Friday and the Prince George Spruce Kings were their latest victims.

They shut out the Kings 4-0 for their BCHL-record 52nd consecutive win at South Okanagan Events Centre.

Conyr Hellyer, Billy Renfrew, Brock Reinhart and Ryan MacPherson were the Vees’ goalscorers. Callum Anholt had three assists.

Andrew Ness made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season.

Marcus Ouellet had a busy night in goal for the Spruce Kings, who were outshot 46-28.

The Vees haven’t lost at home since the opening game of the 2022 playoffs, March 31, when the Trail Smoke Eaters beat them 5-3.

The Vees currently lead the BCHL with a 17-1-2-2 record.

The Spruce Kings (7-12-3-0) are in Vernon tonight (6 p.m.) to take on the second-place Vipers (15-6-1-0). Jack Clark will have the play-by-play coverage on Mixlr.

Prince George wrap up their December road schedule next weekend in Cranbrook.

The Spruce Kings return to Kopar Memorial Arena  to host Trail Dec. 15-16, their final games before the Christmas break.

LOOSE PUCKS: Kings defenceman Kai Greaves has been selected for the Interior Conference squad for the BCHL All-Star Game in Penticton.. Prince George forward Kazumo Sasaki, a 17-year-pld native of Nishitokyo, Japan,  is in Norway playing for Japan at the IIHF U20 Division 1 World Championship… The Kings’ annual Drop The Gloves and Sock It To ‘Em night to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society is set for Friday, Dec. 15.