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PREVIEW: Langley Trappers vs. North Van Wolf Pack (Game #9)

IT’S RIVALRY NIGHT!!

On March 20, 2019, the Wolf Pack swept the Langley Trappers with a 5-1 victory. The four-game sweep allowed the team to advance to the Cyclone Taylor Cup Tournament.

Tonight, the Langley Tappers are in town for the first time this season. This is the second of four regular season meetings set to take place.

Langley (4-2-1-0) is the third opponent that the Wolf Pack (1-5-2-0) are facing in the span of three days. Tonight’s game is set for 7:00PM at the Wolf den.

 

LANGLEY TRAPPERS

OVERVIEW

GM/HC: Brad Bakken

Record: 4-2-1-0

Road Record: 2-0-1-0

Last Game: A 5-2 home loss Wednesday night against the White Rock Whalers.

Goals For/Goals Against: 29 GF/17 GA (+12)

Power Play: 7/23 (30.43%)

Penalty Kill: 5/34 (85.29%)

Leading Scorers: Anthony Bosnjak (7GP–5G–5A–10PTS), Brock Mierzejewski (7GP– 5G–3A–8PTS), Dylan Wormald (7GP – 1G – 5A – 6PTS)

 

ANTHONY BOSNJAK

The pride of Langley, BC is back for a third season with his hometown team. Bosnjak finished with 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points in 39 games during the 2021-22 regular season. The left-handed forward is playing his seventh game of the season tonight. The 6’0” and 175lbs forward has 5 goals and 5 assists for 10 points. This is also Bosnjak’s 75th career PJHL regular season game since beginning his career during the 2019-20 season.

 

BROCK MIERZEJEWSKI 

Brock Mierzejewski is a right-handed forward from Langley, BC. The 2003-born forward is playing his second year of PJHL hockey and second with Langley. Last season the 5’10” and 175lbs player had 6 goals and 10 assists for 16 points in 29 games. This season Brock has five goals and three assists for eight points in seven games. 

 

ROAD TO THE CYCLONE TAYLOR CUP

RS: 33-9-02

The Langley Trappers finished the regular season with 68 points to win the Harold Brittian Conference and the PJHL.

R1: 5 GAMES VS MISSION

The Trappers took the first three games of the series before dropping game 4 to the Outlaws by a score of 7 to 5 forcing a game 5 in the series. Hungry for a victory, The Trappers recorded a 4-0 shutout to clinch the series.

R2: 4 GAMES VS RIDGE MEADOWS

The Flames had a high powered offence all season long with four players over the 40 point mark. Ridge Meadows finished the regular season with a 32-10-1-1 record.

R3: 5 GAMES VS. WR

The Langley Trappers made history on Wednesday March 30th 2022 when they defeated the White Rock whalers in 5 games to win the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s Stonehouse Cup.

Trappers leading scorers through the Regular Season:

  1. Jamie Hylands 04′ tallied 25 goals, 24 assists for 49 points in 44 games played
  2. Ryan Tong 03′ 15 goals, 32 assists for 47 points in 41 games played
    * Ryan tong spent time with both the Langley Trappers and Port Moody Panthers
  3. Brendan O’Grady 01′ tallied 20 goals, 26 assists for 46 points in 40 games played
  4. Nicholas Cormack 02′ tallied 13 goals, 24 assists for 37 points in 44 games played
  5. Hayden Yahn 02′ tallied 19 goals, 13 assists for 32 points in 39 games played.

Trappers leading scorers through the Playoffs:

  1. Lleyton Shearon 03′ tallied 7 goals, 14 assists and 19 points in 14 Playoff games
  2. Brendan O’Grady 01′ tallied 8 goals, 7 assists and 15 points in 14 playoff games
  3. Anthony Bosnjak 02′ tallied 5 goals, 9 assists for 14 points in 14 Playoff games
  4. Nicholas Cormack 02′ tallied 5 goals, 7 assists for 12 points in 14 Playoff games
  5. Hayden Yahn 02′ tallied 6 goals, 4 assists for 10 points in 14 playoff games

Trappers Playoff Goaltenders:

A great deal of the Trappes playoff success can be owed to the goaltending duo of Taje Gill and Caedon Bellmann who sported:

  1. Taje Gill 04′–10 wins 1 loss, 17 GA in 11 games, .946 SV%, 1.54 GAA, 2 SO
  2. Caedon Bellmann 01′–2 wins 1 loss, 8 GA in 3 games, .905 SV%, 2.80 GAA, 1 SO

 

NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK

OVERVIEW

General Manager: Matt Samson

Head Coach: Mike Borrelli

Record: 1-5-2-0

Home Record: 0-2-2-0

Last Game: The Wolf Pack are coming off a 7-4 loss to the Ridge Meadows Flames last night. This is the third game in three nights for the Wolf Pack. North Vancouver will play four games in five nights. The fourth game is set for this Monday in the wolf den against the Delta Ice Hawks.

Goals For/Goals Against: 25 GF/44 GA (-19)

Power Play: 5/28 (17.86%)

Penalty Kill: 10/27 (62.96%)

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (8GP-7G-5A-12PTS), Alex Binette (5GP – 3G – 3A – 6PTS), Tanner Terness (2GP – 1G – 4A – 5PTS)

 

PERFECT ‘TAN’

Tanner Terness, a right-handed forward from North Vancouver is playing his third game with the pack tonight. The native of Burnaby, BC scored his first goal in the PJHL Thursday night. The 2004-born player is just beginning his PJHL career and has done well with the Wolf Pack to this point. Listed at 6’2 and 185lbs, Terness is looking to do all he can to help his team earn victories.

 

BIG ADDITIONS TO THE PACK

Earlier this week the Wolf Pack added three new players to the pack. The Wolf Pack have added forward Andrew Casellato, Tanner Terness and defenceman Braden Swampy. Terness (2GP, 1-4-5), Casellato (2GP, 1-2-3) and Swampy (2GP, 1-0-1) all have points in their early goings. Dario Zitko who committed to the Dauphin Kings of the MJHL during the pre-season is back with the Wolf Pack.

 

 

NOTES

  • Luke Bradley and Matthew Carniel will wear A’s on their home uniforms. Ryan Hunter and JJ Pickell will serve as alternate captains when the Wolf Pack play on the road.
  • Defenceman Billy Johal and forward Matthew Carniel are both injured and will not play tonight.
  • 11 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.
  • Croatian Sensation, Dario Zitko, is back in North Vancouver after committing to the Dauphin Kings of the MJHL during the pre-season. Zitko has 3 and 2 assists for 5 points in 2 games.

 

Final Words

Two more meetings remain between these two teams on November 30th at the Lodge and January 28th at the den.