PREVIEW: North Vancouver Wolf Pack vs. Richmond Sockeyes (Game #26)

Tonight at Minoru Arena, the North Vancouver Wolf Pack look to start their week off with a win and even up their season series against the Sockeyes when they head out to Richmond for a 7:00 match up. 


Richmond Sockeyes


Head Coach: Bayne Koen

Record: 14-9-0-0

Home Record: 8-4-0-0

Last Game: A 4-0 victory in Grandview against the Steelers on Saturday, November 27.

Goals For/Goals Against: 93GF / 65GA (+28)

Power Play: 36/100 (36%)

Penalty Kill: 20/57 (35.09%)

Leading Scorers: Garrett Wicks (23GP – 17G – 18A – 35PTS), Jason Lin  (21GP – 6G – 10A – 16PTS), Lukas Olson (20GP – 5G – 11A – 16PTS)

‘Lin’ Man

Playing in his third year of PJHL hockey which all have been played as a Sockeye is Jason Lin. Lin, a 2002 born defenceman, is a native of Coquitlam and he has 6 goals and 10 assists for 16 points in 21 games. Lin comes into the game second in team points and first amongst other defencemen on his team.


Playing With Power

Arguably the strongest and biggest part of this Sockeyes team is their Power Play. It’s a Power Play that is clicking at 36.0% which is a league best and a stat that is big enough to put fear into any opposing team. This is a team with a lot of fire power so the fact that the team can score with the man advantage isn’t surprising, but the fact that the Power Play is clicking at such a high rate at this point of the season is. It goes without saying, but if the Wolf Pack plan on winning against this team they will need to keep their Power Play off of the ice.  




Head Coach: Matt Samson

Record: 21-4-0-1

Road Record: 11-2-0-0

Last Game: A 3-1 road victory over the Grandview Steelers on Sunday.

Goals For/Goals Against: 111 GF/ 61GA (+50)

Power Play: 25/111 (22.52%)

Penalty Kill: 12/100 (88%)

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (27GP – 23G – 16A – 39PTS), David Coyle (26GP – 16G – 22A – 38PTS), Ryan Hunter (27GP – 6G – 25A – 31PTS)


S’iel’ the D’iel’

The 2003 born forward from Port Moody, BC has found the back of the net 7 times and has notched 14 assists for a total of 21 points in 23 points. Carns is in his first year of PJHL hockey and has had a pretty impressive season to date. Matthew also sealed the deal by scoring the empty net goal on Sunday night to clinch the 3-1 victory for his team against the  Grandview Steelers.

Teddy Bear Toss Announced

The North Vancouver Wolf Pack is partnering with Family Services of the North Shore to present Teddy Bear Toss night on Saturday, December 11th. This is the 2nd ever Teddy Bear Toss game that the Wolf Pack will be hosting. Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears to the game and when the Wolf Pack score their first goal of the game, fans can throw the stuffed animals onto the ice. We’ll collect the stuffies so that the teddy bears can then be donated to the North Shore Christmas Bureau where they will be gifted to families and children to ensure that every child in our community has a smile on their face come Christmas Day. 


Final Words 

Tonight marks the fourth meeting between these two clubs as the Pack won the first meeting 4-2 while the Sockeyes blanked the Wolf Pack 4-0 and beat them 6-2 in the most recent game which was on November 4.