PREVIEW: Abbotsford Pilots vs. North Van Wolf Pack (Game #4)

On September 20, 2008, the Wolf Pack defeated the Abbotsford Pilots in Squamish for their first win in franchise history! Tonight, the team looks to beat Abbotsford for the first win of Season 15. Abbotsford (1-2-0-0) heads to North Vancouver (0-2-1-0) to kick-off the season series.


Abbotsford Pilots


Head Coach: Mark Goble

Assistant Coaches: Matteo Bellano, Doug Cole, Mike Vial

Record: 1-2-0-0

Road Record: 0-1-0-0

Last Game: A 4-2 road loss against the Surrey knights last night.

Goals For/Goals Against: 8 GF/12 GA (-4)

Power Play: 0/5 

Penalty Kill: 3/3 

Leading Scorers: Mason Brown (3GP–2G–2A–4PTS), Johnny Lopez (3GP– 0G–4A–4PTS), Callum Lind (3GP – 3G – 1A – 4PTS)



Mason Brown (Abbotsford, BC) is entering his second season with the Pilots. Brown suited up in 17 games last season notching 7 goals and 5 assists for 12 points. Brown measures in at 6’1 and weighs 175lbs. The 2004-born, right-handed forward, has 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points in the three games that his team has played so far this season.



Of the 24 players listed on the Pilots roster, six were born in 2005. Rhett Siaus (F), Johnny Lopez (F), Brenden Kwan (F), Skyler Duncan (F), Robson Fredette (F), and Nathan Van Rensburg (G). 

Cooper Giesbrecht (G) is currently the only 2002 born player on this Pilots squad. Giesbrecht was born on July 26, 2004. The Osoyoos, BC product began his PJHL career during the 2019-20 regular season. Giesbrecht has suited in two games with Abbotsford this season picking up a 1-1 record with a 3.50 GAA and 0.910 SV%.




General Manager: Matt Samson

Head Coach: Mike Borrelli

Record: 0-2-1-0

Home Record: 0-0-1-0

Last Game: A 9-1 road loss in Delta on Tuesday.

Goals For/Goals Against: 4 GF/17 GA (-13)

Power Play: 0/9

Penalty Kill: 4/7 (42.86%)

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (3GP – 1G – 1A – 2PTS), Matthew Carniel (3GP – 1G – 0A – 1PTS), Marcus Rempel (3GP – 0G – 1A – 1PTS)



  • 10 players on the Wolf Pack are back from last season
  • Alex Binette (F) and Nik Jerris (G) are currently the only 20 year olds on the Wolf Pack.
  • Ryan Hunter will not play tonight as a disciplinary action for his contact with an Ice Hawks player on Delta which also resulted in a 5-minute major penalty and an ejection from Tuesday’s game. The incident took place in the first period.


Final Words

After tonight’s game, three more regular season games remain against these two clubs. Games remain on October 28 at MSA Arena, December 17 at Harry Jerome, and January 13 at MSA Arena to conclude the regular season series.