More changes are taking place on the home front as the Prince George Spruce Kings bring in two new defencemen: Dan Morlang, a 6’3″ 220-pounder, and Dustin Tiemstra, an even taller guy at 6’4″, 200 pounds.
Morlang, an 18-year-old, started the season in camp with the Tri-City Americans, spent a brief time with the Cougars where he was cut and sent to his home town of Coquitlam, where he went to play for the Burnaby Bulldogs. Two days later the Bulldogs traded him to the Kings in exchange for Gabe Krahn.
“He’s a big, strong, defensive D-man and will be able to move the guys out of the net and prevent any second shots,” says head coach Brent Arsenault.
Tiemstra was a cash deal with Alberta’s Grande Prairie Storm.
Thursday’s game in Quesnel against the Millionaires will see Arsenault watching closely as they will have to plan some cuts to make room for the new picks.
“It will get better. We just have to raise our level a little more and rise to the challenge. We have a little adversity in front of us and we just have to beat it and overcome it and we’ll be okay,” says Arsenault about the Spruce Kings 0-6-2 record.