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Prince George Spruce Kings: Graduating players and eligible returnees

The Prince George Spruce Kings finished fifth in the BC Hockey League’s Interior Conference this season with a 27-20-6-1 record and faced the Salmon arm Silverbacks in the first round of the Fred Page Cup playoffs. The Spruce Kings fell to the Backs in four straight games.

The Spruce Kings have seven players committed to NCAA Division I schools for this September, and one player in Jordan Fairlie committed to U SPORTS.

All college commitment data is taken from each team’s individual roster page on the BCHL website as well as the College Hockey News website.

Prince George general manager Mike Hawes and head coach Alex Evin have 10 forwards, five defenders, and one goalie eligible to return in 2023-24.

These numbers will likely change as players move to other leagues like the Western Hockey League, US Hockey League, or North American Hockey League. They may drop down to junior B, be sent away in trades, retire, or wind up committing to college before September and don’t return to their BCHL clubs.

The depth chart is based on the league going with a 24-player roster next season and coaches going with 14 forwards, eight defenders, and two goaltenders.

Graduating players

Charlie Banquier (Stonehill College)
Colton Cameron (Bentley University)
Ty Gagno (College of the Holy Cross)
John Herrington (Lake Superior State University)
Jake Schneider (Colgate University)
Jake Stockfish (College of the Holy Cross)
Jordan Fairlie (University of Toronto)

Eligible returnees (* indicates an open spot – assuming the team goes with 14 forwards and eight defenders)

Forwards
Hunter Price (03)
Jake Kurrle (03)
Killian McGregor-Bennett (03)
Austin Fraser (03)
Linden Makow (04)
Scott Cousins (04)
Owen Goodbrand (04)
Even Fedele (04)
Luca Primerano (04)
Brayden Skogstad (05)
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*
*
*

Defenders
Kai Greaves (03)
Amran Bhabra (03)
Ben LeFranc (03)
Michael Adamek (04)
Luke Schraeder (05)
*
*
*

Goalies
Aiden Feddema (04)
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