Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Morning Musings

The Kings have a day of rest after a 6 day road trip through the BC interior that saw them play 4 games in 5 days. Powell River finished the trip with an impressive 3-1 record. And if it wasn't for a 10 minute stretch in the 2nd period on Saturday, the Kings could of been 4-0.

The Kings scored 17 goals in 4 games, and only surrendered 6 over that same span, including blanking Prince George and Merritt. That is only giving up 1.5 goals per game. Stingy. Furthermore, their strong play hasn't gone unnoticed.

  • Today the CJHL has come out with their weekly top 25 national rankings and the Kings have not only made the list, they are in the top 10. More information here
  • With Langley's 6-4 loss to Surrey yesterdays, the Kings still remain tied with the Chiefs for top spot in the BCHL. If this weekend didn't need anymore incentive.
  • The Kings own the league's best goals against average. Through 18 games this season, Powell River has only been scored on 33 times. On average, that's about 1.8 goals per game.
  • The league website has a poll up asking you, the fans, which goaltender you have been impressed with? Garteig sits second in voting to Keifer Smiley. VOTE FOR MIKE!!!
  • The Kings own the leagues best penalty-kill but sit in the middle when it comes to the power-play. That's a head scratch'er. With the talent they have, one would think that should turn around soon.
  • Chad Niddery must be named the BCHL player of the week. The Penticton native, is riding a four game point streak, which includes scoring and assisting in all four. The 20 year-old is on pace for a 102 point season.
  • Niddery's line-mates were no slouches either. Drew Pettitt has collected points in three straight contests and Cohen Adair is riding a 4 game streak. Pettitt and Adair have scored 9 and 8 goals respectively and are tied with 17 points.
  • Mike Garteig is taking the BCHL by storm. Gart's is 1st in every single goaltender category, except for minutes played and save percentage where he sits 2nd.  He's out ahead in shutouts with 4 as well.
  • The Kings are on pace to break the BCHL record for fewest goals allowed in a single season. The Vernon Vipers allowed 130 in 1998-1999. The Kings are on pace to only give up 110.
That's it for now,

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