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PREVIEW: North Vancouver Wolf Pack vs. Chilliwack Jets (Game #12)

Tonight at the Harry Jerome Centre, the Wolf Pack look to extend their five game winning streak and improve their early season record to 10-1-0-1 when they take to the ice against the Chilliwack Jets for the very first time in history! 

 

CHILLIWACK JETS

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Clayton Robinson 

Record: 7-2-0-0

Road Record: 3-0-0-0

Last Game: An 11-1 home win over the Surrey Knights on October 17.

Goals For/Goals Against: 50 GF/22 GA (+28)

Power Play: 10/45 (22.22%)

Penalty Kill: 4/43 (90.7%)

Leading Scorers: Brendan Williamson (9GP – 8G – 12A – 20PTS), Caleb Garet (9GP – 13G – 6A – 19PTS), Reilley Kotai (8GP – 1G – 11A – 12PTS)

 

A Good ‘son’

In 9 games, Brendan Williamson has 8 G – 12 A for a total of 20 points. The native of Chilliwack, BC sits 6th in the league in points and ranks first amongst his teammates. So far this season Brendan has not played a game where he hasn’t recorded at least 2 points in a game. He has two 5 point nights, one against Abbotsford and one against Aldergrove. 

 

Have Some More ‘ale’

Cale Garet, the 2001 born forward from Alberta has one point less than his teammate and Jets forward Brendan Williamson as Caleb has 19 points in 9 games. Of those 19 points, 13 are goals and 6 are assists. Caleb Garet has one 5 point night and one 4 point night and like Brendan Williamson he has not played a game this season where he has only recorded 1 point.

 

Jets Fly With Passengers 

Every player, with the exception of one, has at least one point so far this season. The Jets play as a team has paid off as they have only lost 2 of the 9 games that they have played this season. Only three players on the Jets have more than 10 points so it has been important for their success that every player on the roster has been able to contribute offensively.

 

NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Matt Samson

Record: 9-1-0-1

Home Record: 3-1-0-1

Last Game: A 6-1 victory over the Aldergrove Kodiaks in Aldergrove on October 20.

Goals For/Goals Against: 45 GF/20 GA (+25)

Power Play: 11/47 (23.4%)

Penalty Kill: 3/36 (91.67%)

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (11GP – 13G – 5A – 18PTS), Alex Binette (11GP – 2G – 11A – 13PTS), David Coyle (10GP – 7G – 6A – 13PTS)

 

‘Pick’ed as Player of the Month

There are only 2 games that have gone by this season where JJ has not received a point. In 11 games he has 18 points (13G – 5A) and has scored 8 of his 13 goals on the Power Play. JJ sits 8th in points amongst all the players in the league. He has only been in the PJHL for one year, but he knows how to contribute offensively and has the trust and belief of the Wolf Pack organization as he is also an alternate captain for them.

 

Hunting Early

The Pack have won their last five games. In four of those 5 games they have scored the first goal of the game. Scoring the first goal is always important, but it has greatly benefited the Pack this season and if they can get the lead in the game tonight then they are in a great spot to win the hockey game.

 

Alex Is ‘in’!

Heading into action tonight, 2002 born forward and Captain Alex Binette is tied for second place amongst Wolf Pack players in points for the season. The product of Whistler, BC is a reliable player who plays well in both zones and has no problem with contributing offensively.

 

COMPARISON:

When you look at the matchup between these two clubs all of the stats are fairly similar. Both teams have great records as the Jets have a 7-2-0-0 record while the Pack has a record of 9-1-0-1. Neither team has been defeated on the road so far this season, the Jets have scored 5 more goals than the Pack, but the Pack has given up 2 less goals. Both teams have about a 22.5 clicking percentage on the Power Play and penalty killing percentage of about 90%. This should be a very exciting game in what will be the very first time that the Wolf Pack and Jets will play each other.