Tonight at Harry Jerome, the Wolf Pack (1-3) get set to host the Aldergrove Kodiaks (2-3) at 7:00 p.m. It’s the season’s first contest between the two clubs and the third home game of the year for the Wolf Pack.
Before the game, you’re invited to NVMHA’s Welcome Back event. This is a community partnership event with the Wolf Pack, Athletic for Kids, Save-on-Foods, and Neptune Terminals. Save-on-Foods has generously donated BBQ food items and Neptune Terminals will match all funds raised to $1,000, benefitting Athletic for Kids! A4K has already provided $21,000 in hockey grant funding to players in need!
Tickets for tonight’s game are still available and can be purchased at the gate or by clicking HERE!
General Manager: Rick Harkins
Head Coach: Darin Vetterl
Assistant Coaches: Nicholas Thompson, Royel Caswell
Road Record: 1-1-0-0
Last Game: A 4-3 overtime victory at home against Surrey on Wednesday
Goals For/Goals Against: 11 GF/17 GA (-8)
Power Play: 1/24 (4%)
Penalty Kill: 22/27 (81.5)
Leading Scorers: Wendell Adriano (5GP – 2G – 4A – 6PTS), Jameson Flint (5GP – 3G – 2A – 5PTS), Devyn Hayre (5GP – 1G – 2A – 3PTS)
GEORGE RETURNS TO NORTH VAN
On July 31, the Wolf Pack traded defenceman Bergen George to the Aldergrove Kodiaks. Tonight marks the first meeting with George since that trade: George, a 6-foot-1, 179lb. Since joining them earlier last season, the right-shot defenceman played 31 games with the Wolf Pack. George put up nine assists and 40 penalty minutes during his time with the Pack. The Langley, BC native made his PJHL debut with the Mission City Outlaws during the 2021-22 season. George made his way over to North Vancouver after 20 games played with Mission during the 2021-22 campaign, including four playoff games and five the following year.
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: 1-1-0-0
Last Game: A 6-3 road loss in Richmond on Thursday.
Goals For/Goals Against: 8 GF/19GA (-11)
Power Play: 2/22 (9%)
Penalty Kill: 17/22 (77%)
Leading Scorers: Matthew Carniel (4GP – 1G – 2A – 3PTS), Ryan Hunter (4GP – 1G – 2A – 3PTS), JJ Pickell (4GP – 0G – 3A – 3PTS)
DICKSON FLIES TO THE DEN
On Wednesday, he acquired forward Carter Dickson from the Abbotsford Pilots in exchange for a player development fee.
Dickson is a 2004-born player who spent the past season with the Abbotsford Pilots and Delta Ice Hawks. The 6’0”, 181-pound forward played one game in Delta to start his PJHL career before being dealt to the Abbotsford Pilots, where he played 38 games. The native of Abbotsford, BC, put up three goals and nine assists for 12 points.
Before entering the PJHL, Dickson played 28 games with the HSL’s U17 Fraser Valley Aces. He contributed nine goals and fifteen assists in that time.
“Carter is a strong, fast forward who will add speed and grit to our lineup,” said general manager and associate coach Matt Samson.
The Wolf Pack looks forward to welcoming Carter and his family to North Vancouver.
- Johnny Yarbrough scored his first goal in the PJHL home last weekend against Ridge Meadows.
- The Wolf Pack has given up five or more goals in their three losses.
- North Vancouver was 3-1-0-0 against the Kodiaks last season.
- North Van has held an 8-1-0-0 record over Aldergrove for the past five seasons.
- JJ Pickell is in his first season as the team’s captain.
- 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.
The Wolf Pack aim to snap a one-game losing streak while Aldergrove looks for their third win. The Kodiaks have beaten Abbotsford and Surrey.
NV: in Abbotsford on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
ALD: home to Mission on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m.