PREVIEW: North Vancouver Wolf Pack at Port Moody Panthers (Game #37)

Tonight at 8:00pm the Wolf Pack hope to end a two-game losing streak when they visit the Port Moody Panthers who look to get their first win in ten games. This is the sixth and final meeting of the season between these two teams.

Port Moody Panthers

Head Coach: Terry Morrison

Record: 3-31-0-0

Home Record: 1-16-0-0

Last Game: An 8-3 loss on January 1 against the Chilliwack Jets.

Goals For/Goals Against: 103 GF/207 GA (-104)

Power Play: 34/167 (20.36%)

Penalty Kill: 40/165 (75.76%)

Leading Scorers: Daniel Dallapace (31GP – 5G – 15A – 20PTS), Connor Hughes (27GP – 11G – 8A – 19PTS), Joshua Noh (24GP – 6G – 9A – 15PTS)

Great ‘Pace’
It’s not everyday that a defenceman leads their team in points, but 2002 born defenceman Daniel Dallapace doesn’t mind. The right handed defenceman was born in 2002 and is from Burnaby, BC. Dallapace has five goals and fifteen assists for twenty points in thirty one games. The Panthers Captain is in his third and most productive season with Port Moody.

A ‘Hu’ge Player
Connor Hughes, a 2004 born forward from Coquitlam, BC, is second on his team in points with eleven goals and eight assists for nineteen points in twenty-seven games. Hughes is in his first year of PJHL hockey and despite his team not being able to find success he has had a great rookie campaign.


Head Coach: Matt Samson

Record: 26-7-2-1

Road Record: 13-4-0-0

Last Game: A 4-3 overtime loss at home Saturday night against White Rock.

Goals For/Goals Against: 145 GF/92 GA (+53)

Power Play: 32/147 (21.77%)

Penalty Kill: 17/132 (87.12%)

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (36GP – 27G – 22A – 49PTS), David Coyle (35GP – 23G – 25A – 48PTS), Ryan Hunter (36GP – 12G – 31A – 43PTS)

Ben a Defencem’en’
Ben Thornley-Hall has no idea why he has a hyphenated last name, but he does know that he has two goals and fifteen assists for a total of seventeen points in thirty four games, and four of his points have come against Port Moody. Ben, a left handed defenceman, is in his first PJHL season and is second on his team in points (17) amongst defencemen. Thornley-Hall plays a quiet game, but can play key minutes when needed.

A ‘Burge’r for Tonight
Kai Burgess, the music man for the Wolf Pack, is a right handed forward from North Vancouver who was born in 2003. Burgess has three goals and has received four assists for a total of seven points in twenty five games. Of the seven points that Burgess has, Kai has two assists against the Panthers in a game from October 26. His music is just as loud as his voice when he is on the ice and he definitely is one of the loudest players on his team.

Final Words
Tonight is the sixth and final time that these two teams will meet one another this season. North Van is 17-0-0-0 against Port Moody over the last five seasons. A win tonight would give the Wolf Pack their fourteenth home victory, and their twenty-seventh overall.