It’s game day! The Wolf Pack host the Port Moody Panthers this afternoon to close off their weekend. Today’s game is the season’s first battle between the two clubs. Both teams also aim to avenge losses suffered last night.
PORT MOODY PANTHERS
General Manager: Brian Wiebe
Head Coach: Terry Morrison
Assistant Coaches: Declan Lau, Naveen Kainth
Road Record: 2-5-1-1
Last Game: A 3-2 overtime loss in White Rock last night.
Goals For/Goals Against: 45 GF/56 GA (-11)
Power Play: 11/61 (18.03%)
Penalty Kill: 13/61 (78.69%)
Leading Scorers: Connor Hughes (12GP – 8G – 14A – 22PTS), Austin Todd (15GP – 11G – 8A – 19PTS), Ty Balchen (15GP – 9G – 9A – 18PTS)
FRIDAY: PM (3) @ POCO (5)
Goals: Austin Todd (11), Dong Eun Lee (1), Matthew Kim (1)
Shots: 39 PM – 21 POCO
Special teams: PP – 1/7 PK – 2/5
Saves: Poratto 14/19, Angus 2/2
SATURDAY: PM (2) @ WR (3) [OT]
Goals: Connor Hughes (8), Ty Balchen (9)
Shots: 29 WR – 28 PM
Special teams: PP – 0/3 PK – 3/4
Saves: Angus 26/29
- The Panthers have given up power play goals in both games this weekend.
- Goaltender Ty Angus has appeared in both Port Moody games.
- Connor Hughes (22), Austin Todd (19), and Ty Balchen (18) are top 20 in PJHL scoring.
- Port Moody was 1-3 against North Van last year.
- The Panthers are 1-13 against the Wolf Pack the past five seasons.
- The Panthers’ most recent victory against the Wolf Pack was on December 11, 2023 at Harry Jerome. Daniel Dalla Pace assisted on the game-winning goal with eight seconds remaining.
- Port Moody is tied for the most shootout losses (2) and overtime losses (1) in the PJHL.
NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK
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), Trevor Baron (A)
Home Record: 5-2-0-0
Last Game: A 7-4 home loss to Richmond last night.
Goals For/Goals Against: 57 GF/48 GA (+9)
Power Play: 14/68 (20.59%)
Penalty Kill: 12/66 (81.82%)
Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (13GP – 14G – 11A – 25PTS), Rylan Oatman (12GP – 9G – 16A – 25PTS), Matthew Carniel (13GP – 8G – 9A – 17PTS)
Goals: Matthew Carniel (8), Corson Penman (2), Jason Scott (2), Kaj Burgess (1)
Shots: 36 RCH – 31 NV
Special teams: PP – 1/7 PK – 4/6
Saves: Burrows 22/26, Bonthuis 7/10
- JJ Pickell had an assist last night to push his point streak to nine games.
- The Wolf Pack have only given up one goal in their four wins this month.
- JJ Pickell (25) and Rylan Oatman (25) are second and third in PJHL scoring.
- Ryan Hunter and Matthew Carniel serve as alternate captains when the team plays at home, while Corson Penman and Trevor Baron are alternate captains on the road. These are also all the over-aged players on the squad.
NV: hosts Port Coquitlam on Saturday.
RICH: heads to Richmond on Thursday.