It’s the first game of the month for these two clubs with both teams looking to extend their winning streaks! North Van has won their past three games while Mission has won their past five games.
MISSION CITY OUTLAWS
HC: Brad Veitch
Road Record: 8-3-0-0 (11 games)
Record: 16-8-0-0 (24 games)
Last Game: A 3-1 victory in Port Moody.
Elson (7), Newman (14), Sackmann (8) scored for the Outlaws.
SHOTS: 28 PM 37 MIS
Goals For/Goals Against: 98 GF/78 GA (+20)
Power Play: 22/94 (23.4%)
Penalty Kill: 16/99 (83.84%)
Leading Scorers: Joshua Romeyn (23GP – 10G – 16A – 26PTS), Cayden Karcioglu (20GP – 8G – 16A – 24PTS), Chase Newman (23GP–14G–9A– 23PTS)
The 2022-23 marks the fourth season of Joshua Romeyn’s playing career. Romeyn suited up in one game with the Abbotsford Pilots during the 2018-19 regular season before moving to Mission. Romeyn has been part of the Outlaws since the 2019-2020 regular season. This season, Romeyn leads his team in points with 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points in 23 games. The left-shot forward and native of Chilliwack, BC, is a threat whenever he is on the ice.
NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK
General Manager: Dean Samson
Head Coach: Mike Borrelli
Record: 11-14-1-1 (27GP)
Home Record: 5-7-1-0
Last Game: A 5-3 road win in Langley on Wednesday.
North Van kept the game close and Alex Binette scored goals 4 and 5 to secure the 2 points.
SHOTS: 39 LANG – 31 NV
Goals For/Goals Against: 96 GF/127 GA (-31)
Power Play: 29/130 (22.31%)
Penalty Kill: 36/115 (68.7%)
Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (27GP – 22G – 19A – 41PTS), Andrew Casellato (21GP – 10G – 19A – 29PTS), Andrew Casellato (19GP – 4G – 19A -23PTS)
THE REAL POPEYE
Matthew Carniel has been named the Popeyeye’s Player of the Month for North Vancouver. Carniel had seven goals and nine assists in 15 games. Carniel has not missed a beat since missing a month in October due to injury and returning on November 5th.
GET THOSE BEARS READY
On December 17, the North Vancouver Wolf Pack is partnering with Family Services of the North Shore to present Teddy Bear Toss night. The game will take place at the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre at 6:45PM against the Abbotsford Pilots. This is the third-ever Teddy Bear Toss game that the Wolf Pack will be hosting and it is more than just an exciting moment for fans to take in.
- Mission is 8-2-0-0 in their last 10 games.
- North Vancouver is 6-3-0-1 in their past 10 games.
- Corson Penman rejoins the leadership group as an Alternate Captain. He will serve this role when the Wolf Pack play on the road.
- North Vancouver has won its past two home games.
- It’s the first game of the month for both of these teams.
- Mission has the second-best Power Play in the PJHL at 23.4%. The Outlaws did not score on the man advantage in their last game against Port Moody.
This is the second meeting of the season between these two clubs and the first match taking place in North Vancouver. The Outlaws defeated the Wolf Pack 5-0 on October 15 with Brian Dale stopping all 40 shots that were fired his way. These two teams see each other again on Thursday, December 29th at the PJHL Winter Classic with the game slated for 7:00PM. The final dual takes place on Sunday, February 5 in North Vancouver at 12:30PM.