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PREVIEW: North Vancouver Wolf Pack vs. Chilliwack Jets (Game #18)

The Wolf Pack kicked off their two-game weekend with a home game against the Trappers in which they won 4-1 and conclude their weekend tonight in Chilliwack against the Jets. This is the second meeting between these two clubs as the Jets visited North Van in October. Get ready for the game with the Pack vs. Jets Game Preview!

 

Chilliwack Jets

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Clayton Robinson

Record: 9-5-1-0

Home Record: 5-2-0-1

Last Game: A 4-2 road loss to the hands of the Ridge Meadows Flames on November 5.

Goals For/Goals Against: 78GF / 51GA (+27))

Power Play: 18/66 (27.27%)

Penalty Kill: 11/67 (83.58%)

Leading Scorers: Brendan Williamson (15GP – 10G – 19A – 29PTS), Caleb Garet (15GP – 15G – 13A – 28PTS), Reilley Kotai (14GP – 6G – 13A – 19PTS)

 

Melnyk in the ‘Den’

On Friday, November 5, the Chilliwack Jets officially announced the signing of Chilliwack resident and goaltender, Brayden Melnyk. Melnyk started his season with the Jets last year, before moving to Merritt to play in the BCHL. The Jets couldn’t be happier to have Melnyk back between the pipes once again and he may even get the chance to play in tonight’s game.

 

Reilley ‘Ko’ol

The Abbotsford native has played in 14 games with the Jets and already has 6 goals and 19 assists for 19 points. Kotai averages 1.36 PT/G and is third amongst his teammates in points. Kotai is a dangerous player when given the puck so the Wolf Pack will need to be cautious when Reilley Kotai is out on the ice.

 

NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Matt Samson

Record: 14-2-0-1

Road Record: 8-1-0-0

Last Game: A 4-1 home win on November 6 (last night) against the Trappers.

Goals For/Goals Against: 74GF / 34GA (+40)

Power Play: 16/74 (21.62%)

Penalty Kill: 8/63 (87.3%))

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (17GP – 16G – 9A – 25PTS), David Coyle (16GP – 12G – 11A – 23PTS), Ryan Hunter (17GP – 3G – 16A – 19PTS)

 

That’s ‘Rad’

Wolf Pack defenceman Luke Bradley scored his first goal as a member of the Wolf Pack and his first goal ever in the PJHL to help propel his team to victory last night. Bradley is the youngest player on his team and he has suited up for 13 games this season. With Bradley being such a young player, his hockey future is bright as he has lots of potential.

 

First Place

By beating the Langley Trappers in Harry Jerome last night, the Wolf Pack placed themselves in sole possession of first place in the PJHL! Before that game, both teams were tied with 27 points, but the Trappers did have an extra game under their belts. The Pack won in convincing fashion, 4-1, and things were heated at the end between both players and coaches so it is a good thing that these two teams will not play against each other again until January 2, 2022 when the Trappers and Wolf Pack clash in Richmond at the Winter showcase.

 

Final Words

Although there isn’t much at stake besides two points in this game tonight, both teams would still love to add another win to their win columns. It’s important to note that North Van beat Chilliwack 5-3 on home ice on October 23 in the only meeting that has taken place so far between these clubs. It’s Game #112 in the PJHL schedule this season, it’s taking place in Chilliwack and it’s a 5:00 PM game.