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PREVIEW: North Vancouver Wolf Pack vs. Port Moody Panthers (Game #31)

It’s the last home game of the year for the North Vancouver Wolf Pack as they host the Port Moody Panthers tonight at 7:00.

Port Moody Panthers

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Terry Morrison

Record: 3-26-0-0

Road Record: 2-12-0-0

Last Game: A 6-5 loss last night in White Rock.

Goals For/Goals Against: 95 GF/175 GA (-80)

Power Play: 31/118 (21.19%)

Penalty Kill: 31/140 (22.14%)

Leading Scorers: Ryan Tong (24GP – 9G – 22A – 31PTS), Sukhraj Narwal (28GP – 8G – 20A – 28PTS), Connor Hughes (26GP – 11G – 9A – 20PTS)

A Tough Night and Year

Last night’s game does a good job of explaining the kind of year that the Panthers have had. They started off with high hopes, but couldn’t win when the game was coming to an end. The Panthers won their first game of the season, but have only won two more games up to this point. This is a team full of rookies and injured players, and although they are capable of putting up a fight like they did against White Rock this team still is the worst team in the PJHL.

 

NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Matt Samson

Record: 23-5-1-1

Home Record: 11-2-1-1

Last Game: A 5-4 Teddy Bear Toss victory last night at home against Delta.

Goals For/Goals Against: 123 GF/72 GA (+51)

Power Play: 27/123 (21.95%)

Penalty Kill: 13/112 (88.39%)

Leading Scorers: David Coyle (29GP – 19G – 24A – 43PTS), JJ Pickell (30GP – 24G – 17A – 41PTS), Ryan Hunter (30GP – 8G – 27A – 35PTS)

Keeping it Harry!

Perhaps the biggest news regarding the Wolf Pack this year is the news about Harry Jerome. A few weeks ago, news came out stating that Harry Jerome, the home of the Wolf Pack, will stay for another four years until the new Harry Jerome is built. The Wolf Pack and many people in the community did not want to see Harry Jerome go so this is great news for everyone in the city of North Vancouver! Construction on the new Harry Jerome is expected to begin in the new year.

Teddy Bear Toss a huge Success

The North Vancouver Wolf Pack partnered with Family Services of the North Shore to present Teddy Bear Toss night on Saturday, December 11th. This was the 2nd ever Teddy Bear Toss game that the Wolf Pack have hosted. It was Matthew Carniel who scored the Teddy Bear Goal and he is the Teddy Bear Hero for 2021! The donations will be gifted to families and children to ensure that every child in our community has a smile on their face come Christmas Day. 

The Wolf Pack would like to thank all those who attended the game, all those who made a donation, and all those who helped the game go smoothly. The team looks forward to next year’s Teddy Bear Toss!

 

Final Words

Tonight is the fifth and final  time that these two teams will meet one another in a regular season game. North Van is 15-0-0-0 against Port Moody over the last five years. A win tonight would give the Wolf  Pack their twelfth home victory, and their twentieth-fourth overall.