PREVIEW: North Vancouver Wolf Pack at Grandview Steelers (Game #26)
Tonight, the North Vancouver Wolf Pack complete their November schedule with a game against the Grandview Steelers following their win last night against the Port Moody Panthers. The Pack won their last meeting with the Steelers in a 4-3 shootout victory back on November 13th on home ice.
Head Coach: Jim Camazzola
Home Record: 6-4-0-0
Last Game: A 4-0 loss last night in Richmond.
Goals For/Goals Against: 74 GF/66 GA (+8)
Power Play: 17/71 (23.94%)
Penalty Kill: 15/66 (77.27%)
Leading Scorers: Isaac Phillips (21GP – 11G – 8A – 19PTS), Jarod Yau (22GP – 1G – 18A – 19PTS), Dylan Narduzzi (22GP – 1G – 17A – 18PTS)
Apples for Everyone
Everyone loves to score goals, but players need to contribute in more ways than that in order to win games and recording lots of assists is one way that players are able to help their team. Both Jarod Yau and Dylan Narduzzi, two of the Steelers defencemen, are second and third on their team in terms of points and they both have more assists than they do goals. None of these players may be able to find the back of the net tonight, but if Grandview does end up scoring goals in tonight’s contest there is a good chance that one or more of these players will record an assist.
The 2001 born defenceman and native of Port Moody, BC is no stranger to PJHL hockey and playing as a Steelers player as he has been part of the Steelers organization for the last three seasons. It’s important to know that he played his first two seasons with the Wolf Pack prior to donning a Snoopy sweater. Lefebvre has 89 games of PJHL regular season experience under his belt and has recorded 6 goals and 26 assists for a total of 32 points in that span.
NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK
Head Coach: Matt Samson
Road Record: 10-2-0-0
Last Game: A 6-3 home victory on Saturday night against the Port Moody Panthers.
Goals For/Goals Against 108 GF/60 GA (+48)
Power Play: 24/110 (21.82%)
Penalty Kill: 12/97 (87.63%)
Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (26GP – 23G – 15A – 38PTS), David Coyle (25GP – 16G – 21A – 37PTS), Ryan Hunter (26GP – 6G – 22A – 28PTS)
Max R a native of Squamish born in 2003 is a rookie in his first season as a forward with the Wolf Pack. So far he has played 21 games, scored one goal, assisted 2 and has 3 points. His first goal came against The Port Moody Panthers only last week, hopefully the first of many.
Teddy Bear Toss Announced
The North Vancouver Wolf Pack is partnering with Family Services of the North Shore to present Teddy Bear Toss night on Saturday, December 11th. This is the 2nd ever Teddy Bear Toss game that the Wolf Pack will be hosting. Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears to the game and when the Wolf Pack score their first goal of the game, fans can throw the stuffed animals onto the ice. We’ll collect the stuffies so that the teddy bears can then be donated to the North Shore Christmas Bureau where they will be gifted to families and children to ensure that every child in our community has a smile on their face come Christmas Day.
Tonight is the last time that these two teams will be in action before December. With a few more meetings lined up between these two teams before the end of the season, expect tensions to be high tonight, like they always are in Grandview and North Van collide.