PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) today announced changes to the team's roster. The Spruce Kings have released Brendon Fornwald (F), Riley Spraggs (F) and Alex Wright (G) from the hockey club and have added Cameron Large (G), Brandon Watson (F) and Mike Puddifant (D).
Cameron Large is a 1992 born right handed goaltender standing 6' 1" and weighing 190 pounds from Nanaimo, BC. Large, who was acquired from the Comox Valley Glacier Kings of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL), played in fifteen games this season posting an 11-2 record with a 2.45 GAA and 92.3 save percentage. Large has been in the Spruce Kings system having attended training camps with the team over the past two seasons.
Brandon Watson is a 1992 born 6' 180 lbs right handed forward from Keremeos, BC. Watson was acquired from the Osoyoos Coyotes of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) where he has picked up 15 goals, 13 assists and 106 minutes in penalties in 24 games. Watson also has 49 games of Junior 'A' experience playing with the Quesnel Millionaires and the Coquitlam Express.
Acquired from the Nanaimo Clippers in exchange for future considerations, Mike Puddifant is a 1991 born 5' 10" 185 lbs right handed defenceman from Salmon Arm, BC. With 109 games played in the BCHL, Puddifant has a record of 4 goals, 17 assists and 164 penalty minutes.
Brandon Watson is expected in the lineup on Friday night while Cameron Large is expected to arrive in Prince George in time for Saturday's game. The Spruce Kings faceoff against the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Friday night and the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday night, both games are in the Coliseum.
The Prince George Spruce Kings would like to thank Brendon Fornwald, Riley Spraggs and Alex Wright for their contributions to the team and wish them all the very best with their future endeavours.
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