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The North Vancouver Wolf Pack are a Junior “B” ice hockey team based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Tom Shaw Conference of the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL). The team was founded in 2008 in Squamish, British Columbia, as the Squamish Wolf Pack until relocating to North Vancouver in 2011.
In the 2013-14 season the team earned the most points and had their highest placing (2nd, Tom Shaw) in their division and earned their first playoff series win.
The 2014-2015 season marked, at the time, the best season in franchise history as the Wolf Pack won the PJHL Division Championship by beating the Richmond Sockeyes by one point to finish in first place in the league.
In the 2018-19 season, the Wolf Pack took all the glory the PJHL had to offer! Winning their third league title in five years with 69 points, tying the Delta Ice Hawks for first but placing higher than them due to the tie-breaker rule. The team also set records for most and fewest goals allowed in franchise history. They would take the PJHL title in four straight games vs the Langley Trappers before finishing third in the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Campbell River, BC.
From 2008-2015 Matt Samson was the team’s president, general manager, and coach. For the 2015-16 Season Matt Samson was hired by the Merritt Centennials of the BCHL. Bayne Koen took over as Head Coach and would coach the team to a PJHL Championship in 2018-19, setting new franchise records along the way.
For the 2019-20 season Matt Samson returned to the bench in a full-time role as well as being the general manager. He was joined by Mike Borrelli who took the position as the team’s assistant GM and assistant coach. Lucas Barker represented the team as the captain for the 2019-2020 season.
The Wolf Pack had their sights set on another PJHL Championship and plans on winning their first Cyclone Taylor Cup in team history during the 2019/20 season. The team had a record-breaking season becoming the first team in PJHL history to reach 40 wins which included a 27-game winning streak. The Wolf Pack would finish the season with a record of 40-3-0-1 and 81 points.
The Wolf Pack would keep on rolling in the playoffs defeating the White Rock Whalers in 5 games before going on to sweep the Grandview Steelers in the second round, clinching a second straight finals appearance. The Wolf Pack were set to face off against the Aldergrove Kodiaks in the PJHL finals. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the finals were canceled, leaving no champion for the 2019-2020 season.
Wolf Pack 2019/20 PJHL award winners:
MVP – Lucas Barker
Best Defenceman – Jacob Callas
Best Goaltender – Bradley Cooper
Scoring Champion – Alex Suprynowicz
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, plans were made and put in place to allow for another season of PJHL hockey in what was the 2020-2021 season. Many efforts were made to allow for a season to occur, but the Wolf Pack were only able to play five games (2-3-0-0) and earn four points before the season was put on hold and ultimately cancelled. Ryan Stack was the captain.
The 2021-2022 season saw the Wolf Pack playing another PJHL season during the COVID-19 pandemic, but unlike the season prior, this season was able to run smoothly. Alex Binette became the Captain, Ryan Hunter and Corson Penman were the alternate captains when the team played at home while Jonathan Wong and JJ Pickell were the alternate captains when the team played on the road. The Wolf Pack clinched a Playoff berth in the 2022 PJHL Playoffs but lost in six games to the White Rock Whalers in the first round.
The Wolf Pack has established a winning tradition in their 14 years in the PJHL. Since the club’s inception, the North Vancouver Wolf Pack have become one of the premier Junior B hockey programs in the province. Winning two Pacific Junior Hockey League Championships, earning Bronze in the Cyclone Taylor Cup tournament, and finishing their 2019-2020 season with 40 of a possible 44 wins, a feat that has never been accomplished before. The Wolf Pack will be participating in a number of community events, celebrating its history and alumni at games throughout the season, and also introduced an alternate logo celebrating this milestone season. The Wolf Pack are celebrating 15 seasons in the PJHL during the 2022-23 season.
Wolf Pack individual player records set (regular season):
Points – Alex Suprynowicz (77)
Goals – Dominic Davis (42)
Wins – Bradley Cooper (25)
Shutouts – Bradley Cooper (6)
PP Goals – Lucas Barker (18)