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PREVIEW: North Vancouver Wolf Pack vs. Grandview Steelers (Game #20)

For the first time since September 18, 2021 the North Vancouver Wolf Pack are set to host the Grandview Steelers in just the second meeting of the season, so far. It took until the shootout for the winner of the first contest to be decided, but it was the Steelers who ultimately prevailed as they beat the Wolf Pack 5-4. This game should be another thrilling one for both fans and players.

 

Grandview Steelers

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Jim Cammazola

Record: 9-7-0-0

Road Record: 4-4-0-0

Last Game: A 5-2 home loss against the Aldergrove Kodiaks on November 7.

Goals For/Goals Against: 61 GF/48 GA (+13)

Power Play: 15/55 (27.27%)

Penalty Kill: 11/40 (72.5%)

Leading Scorers: Jarod Yau (16GP – 1G – 16A – 17PTS), Dylan Narduzzi (16GP – 1G – 15A – 16PTS), Vincent Temperio (16GP – 7G – 9A – 16PTS)

 

Lucas Cox

Lucas Cox is a 2003 born forward and an alternate captain for the Grandview Steelers. Cox has 6 goals and 1 assist for 7 points in 14 games so far this season and was the star of the show on September 18, when the Pack and Steelers first met. Cox helped lift his team to victory as he would end up scoring twice in regulation and the shootout winner, as well, to end the game and give his team 2 points. He was named the second star of the game for his efforts. Cox is from North Vancouver and has friends on the Wolf Pack so he will certainly be motivated and ready to take on the Wolf Pack as he tries to win another game for his team and earn them their tenth win of the season.

 

Assists Are Important Too

Defencemen Jarod Yau (1G – 16A – 17), and Dylan Narduzzi (1G – 15A – 16), as well as forward Vincent Temperio (7G – 9A – 16PTS), are the three Steelers players with the most points on their team. These three players have more assists than they do goals. 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 these three players have been able to help their team. 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.

 

NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Matt Samson

Record: 15-3-0-1

Home Record: 6-1-0-1

Last Game: A 3-2 victory over the Ridge Meadows Flames on November 12.

Goals For/Goals Against: 81 GF/41 GA (+40)

Power Play: 16/80 (20%)

Penalty Kill: 8/69 (88.41%)

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (19GP – 17G – 10A – 27PTS), David Coyle (18GP – 13G – 14A – 27PTS), Ryan Hunter (19GP – 4G – 17A – 21PTS)

 

Italian Stallion

Scoring twice and recording one assist, Wolf Pack defenceman Sebastiano Biagi led his team in points in Sunday night’s 5-4 loss against the Jets in Chilliwack. This season, Biagi has 5 goals and 6 assists for 11 points in 17 games. Weighing 200lbs and measuring 6’3 the 2003 born player from North Vancouver has had a great start to the season during his rookie campaign.

 

First of Three

This is the second of three straight games for the North Vancouver Wolf Pack. After last night’s game against the Flames, the Pack take on the Grandview Steelers at Harry Jerome at 7:00 before concluding the weekend tomorrow night by hosting the White Rock Whalers at 7:00, as well. It will be interesting to see how the Wolves are able to do considering their long weekend and the tough teams that they will be facing. Regardless, three games in three nights is always exciting and this weekend should be no different!

 

Final Words

After tonight’s game, the Wolf Pack and Steelers are set to battle one another three more times, once more before the end of the year. The Wolves are in Grandview on Nov 28, they return back to Grandview on January 16, before concluding the season series at home on February 12.