Giancarlo Nadeau

It’s the season’s first meeting between the North Vancouver Wolf Pack and the Chilliwack Jets tonight at the Harry Jerome Arena. Chilliwack and North Vancouver have been two busier teams this month, making trades, and this meeting will see some of the new additions on display. This is a jam-packed media guide for tonight’s game so you might just want to show up instead. Get your tickets at the gate or online.





General Manager: Clayton Robinson

Head Coach: Chris Price

Assistant Coach: Graeme Strukoff


Record: 15-12-1-2

Road Record: 6-7-0-2

Last Game: A 5-4 overtime loss in Port Coquitlam on December 10.

Goals For/Goals Against: 93 GF/94 GA (-1)

Power Play: 27/143  (18.88%)

Penalty Kill: 29/167 (82.63%)


Leading Scorers: Jesse Brideau (30GP – 17G – 13A – 30PTS), Jacob Lindhout (30GP – 8G – 19A – 27PTS), Ryder Vanderkooi (28GP – 12G – 11A – 23PTS)



Damian Metastasio – on November 21 the Jets acquired a Player Development Fee and Future Considerations from the Yarmouth Mariners in the MHL in exchange for Forward and Assistant Captain #24 Damian Metastasio. Metastasio signed with the Jets last season. He played in 19 games, scored 10 goals, and collected nine assists with 16 PIMs this year.


Jayden Martin – on December 11, the Jets acquired 2003-born defenceman Jayden Martin from the Mission City Outlaws in exchange for a PDF and Future Considerations. Martin has played in the PJHL since 2019/2020. Over the last five seasons with the Outlaws, he tallied 27 goals, 64 assists, and 140 PIMs. Jayden has also appeared with the Outlaws in 3 different playoff runs, collecting 1 goal, 6 assists, and 8 PIMs. He has yet to play a game with the Jets.


Liam Vanderkooi – on December 13, the Jets acquired 2003-born goaltender Liam Vanderkooi from the Dryden Ice Dogs in exchange for a PDF and Future Considerations. Liam has four years of high-level Junior A experience (Salmon Arm, Powell River, Swan Valley, Dryden). Before his junior A experience, he played for the BCEHL Fraser Valley Thunderbirds and Yale Hockey Academy Programs.


Dylan Schrader – on December 13, the Jets acquired 2005-born forward Dylan Schrader from the Dryden Ice Dogs in exchange for a PDF and Future Considerations. Schrader played in Dryden (SIJHL) for 14 games this season, tallying four assists and 2 PIMs, and before Dryden, Scrader started the 2023/24 season with the Neepawa Titans (MJHL), playing in 5 games tallying 1 goal and two assists. Before this season, Schrader came from the Brandon Wheat Kings Development U18 AAA Program and had 12 goals, five assists, and 62 PIMs through 44 games.


Jets make a deal with the Wolf Pack

Earlier this week, The Chilliwack Jets made a 3-way trade with the Surrey Knights and North Vancouver Wolf Pack. North Van received the player rights to David Yoon from the Chilliwack Jets and received back defenceman Ben Filippone.

Filippone has played in the PJHL with the Surrey Knights for the last two seasons. Ben has tallied seven goals, 13 assists, and 190 PIMs in 64 games during that period. Before playing in the PJHL, Filippone played under the Thompson Blazers U17 AAA Program in the BCEHL. He was named to the BCHC Prospects Team last season.



  • The Jets are 4-5-1-0 in their past ten games.
  • Chilliwack is the first team to suffer an overtime loss to Port Coquitlam.
  • The Jets are tied for first in shootout losses with two.
  • Mitchell Metcalfe leads the league with 26 minor penalties in 26 games. Jets rookie Erich Rommel leads all rookies with 22 minor penalties in 28 games.
  • Jesse Brideau (30-17-13-30) sits second in rookie scoring with 17 goals in 30 games. He is also tied for first in game-winning goals amongst rookies with three





General Manager: Matt Samson

Head Coach: Mike Borrelli

Assistant Coaches: Matt Samson, Elias Godoy, Nathan Haaksma

Leadership Group: JJ Pickell (C), Ryan Hunter (A), Corson Penman (A), Matthew Carniel (A)


Record: 18-10-1-0

Home Record: 11-3-0-0

Last Game: A 5-3 loss against the Flames last night.

Goals For/Goals Against: 118 GF/105 GA (+13)

Power Play: 26/143 (18.18%) 

Penalty Kill: 31/154 (79.87%)


Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (29GP – 30G – 23A – 53PTS), Rylan Oatman (28GP – 13G – 36A – 49PTS), Matthew Carniel (28GP – 24G – 19A – 43PTS)



Wednesday, December 13, was busy for the North Vancouver Wolf Pack. 

Dickson dealt to Port Moody

The Wolf Pack started the day by trading 2004-born forward Carter Dickson to the Port Moody Panthers in exchange for a player development fee. 

Minhas and future considerations sent to Surrey

North Vancouver moved 2006-born defenceman Sean Minhas and future considerations to the Surrey Knights in exchange for 2006-born defenceman Ben Filippone.

 Filippone moves to Chilliwack

The Wolf Pack traded 2006-born defenceman Ben Filippone to the Chilliwack Jets in exchange for 2006-born forward David Yoon.


Carniel named PJHL’S first star of the week

It’s the fifth time a player has been named a PJHL Star of the Week in North Vancouver. Carniel was the first Wolf Pack player to be called a PJHL star in September and has added 37 more points since then! The Real Deal had two goals and an assist in a 6-5 overtime victory against the White Rock Whalers on December 7 and had points on all three goals against the Grandview Steelers last Saturday.



  • JJ Pickell (29-30-23-53) has a four-point lead for first in the PJHL with points. He sits first in goals (30), three goals ahead of Theo Kochan (27) in second place.
  • Rylan Oatman (28-13-36-49) leads the PJHL in assists with 36, which is two assists ahead of Jakob Loewen, who has 34.
  • Matthew Carniel (28-24-19-43) leads the PJHL with ten power-play goals.
  • Corson Penman (24-10-12-22) is first in the PJHL with three short-handed goals.
  • The Wolf Pack went 1/6 on the man advantage and 3/5 on the penalty kill last night.
  • North Vancouver was outshot 39-20 by the Flames last night.
  • The Wolf Pack have one power-play goal in their last ten opportunities.
  • North Vancouver has gone 5-4-1-0 in their past ten games.



  • North Vancouver was 3-1-0-0 against Chilliwack last season.
  • The Wolf Pack have an all-time record of 4-2-0-0 against the Jets.
  • Tonight marks the first meeting of the season between these two teams.
  • The Wolf Pack are on a one-game losing streak, while Chilliwack has suffered a loss in regulation and extra time.
  • The Jets (675) and Wolf Pack (671) are third and fourth in the league in penalty minutes.



NV: visits Grandview on Wednesday.

CHI: hosts Surrey tomorrow.