PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) have given Jeff Earnest permission to pursue an opportunity to play with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League (NAHL).
After missing a significant portion of the first half of the season due to a jaw injury, Earnest was able to return to the lineup in mid-November. In nine games this season, Earnest picked up three points (1 goal and 2 assists) and will finish his three years with the Spruce Kings with a record of 117 games played, 19 goals, 32 assists, 51 points and 118 penalty minutes.
"Jeff has decided that he wasn't playing in a prominent enough role with our team and wanted to be moved," said Spruce Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes. "He will finish out his junior career with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. I would like to thank Jeff for his efforts with us over the past three years and wish him good luck with his new team and in his future hockey career."
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