Sports Spruce Kings deal Kern to Cowichan SHARE ON: Brendan Pawliw, staff Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 2021 Prince George Spruce Kings logo. (courtesy of the Spruce Kings) The Prince George Spruce Kings paired down their defenceman by one. Today (Wednesday), the BCHL club dealt 19-year-old Ian Kern to the Cowichan Valley Capitals for future considerations. Kern was acquired by the Spruce Kings earlier this summer from Surrey. PG welcomes the Merritt Centennials Friday and Saturday at 7 pm from the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena.