Grande Prairie, AB – The battle of the west is happening Tuesday evening as the BCHL’s Prince George Spruce Kings are in Grande Prairie to face the Storm in exhibition play. This marks the only time the Storm will play in Grande Prairie before opening the season at home on September 11.
Prince George is a member of the BCHL, a sister league to the AJHL. The team is 1-1 in exhibition play, while the Storm is 1-1-1 heading into the final three games of exhibition play.
The game has reduced pricing, with a family of four paying only $26 (two adults, two children), adults at $10 each, senior/students at $5, and children $3 each. Tuesday’s game will have 5 to 7 players from the Peace Region in the Storm lineup.
Following this match, the Storm head to High Level for a double-header weekend versus the AJHL’s Drayton Valley Thunder. The Thunder won the first exhibition matchup of the two teams on Friday in Camrose, by a score of 8 to 5. The Storm open the regular season at home on September 11 against the Sherwood Park Crusaders.
Upcoming home games:
Tuesday, September 1, 7:30 p.m. @ Revolution Arena versus BCHL’s Prince George Spruce Kings (exhibition)
Friday, September 4, 7:00 p.m. in High Level versus Drayton Valley Thunder (exhibition)
Saturday, September 5, 7:00 p.m. in High Level versus Drayton Valley Thunder (exhibition)
Friday, September 11, 7:30 p.m. @ Revolution Arena versus Sherwood Park Crusaders (regular season home opener)
Season passes are available through the Revolution Place box office, 10017 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie, by phone at 780.538.0387.
- “We are really looking forward to our game in Grande Prairie. It's a tremendous facility and the Storm are a great program.”
- “Our staff and players are excited to compare themselves against an AJHL team and to venture into a new environment. It will be a good early season test for us as we continue to finalize our roster leading up to the start of our regular season.”
- Mike Hawes, General Manager, Prince George Spruce Kings
- “This is another opportunity for our players to earn a spot on the roster, and it provides us a unique opportunity to test our skills as a team.”
- We appreciate the Spruce Kings travelling from Prince George to play in Grande Prairie, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to face a strong organization.”
- Kevin Higo, Head Coach and General Manager, The Grande Prairie Storm
Prince George Spruce Kings: http://www.sprucekings.bc.ca/