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PREVIEW: North Vancouver Wolf Pack vs. White Rock Whalers (Game #32)

Tonight at 7:30pm the Wolf Pack heads to the rock in what is the third of six regular season meetings between the North Vancouver Wolf Pack and the White Rock Whalers. 

 

White Rock Whalers

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Jason Rogers 

Record: 17-10-1-0

Home Record: 7-5-1-0

Last Game: A 5-2 win in Grandview on December 12.

Goals For/Goals Against: 98 GF 93 GA (+5)

Power Play: 25/98 (25.51%)

Penalty Kill: 24/105 (77.14%)

Leading Scorers: Chris Fortems (26GP – 9G – 26A – 35PTS), Matthew Burry (28GP – 12G – 12A – 24PTS), Ryden Mathieson (26GP – 8G – 15A – 23PTS)

 

Lucky 7

Since these two teams last met on November 14, the Whalers have won every game that they have played and now have an additional six wins added to their record. During this winning streak, the Whalers have beaten: Surrey, Richmond, Chilliwack, Grandview and Port Moody twice.

 

Count to Four

The Whalers have scored at least four goals in four of their last seven wins. Getting to five wins set a new winning streak record for the Whalers and every additional win is a bonus for the pod. The Wolf Pack will need to limit the Whalers scoring chances and offensive play if they plan on winning.

NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK

OVERVIEW

Head Coach: Matt Samson

Record: 24-5-1-1

Road Record: 12-3-0-0

Last Game: A 5-1 home victory against Port Moody on December 12.

Goals For/Goals Against: 128 GF/ 73 GA (+55)

Power Play: 27/125 (21.6%)

Penalty Kill: 13/117 (88.89%)

Leading Scorers: 

David Coyle (30GP – 20G – 25A – 45PTS), JJ Pickell (31GP – 25G – 18A – 43PTS), Ryan Hunter (31GP – 9G – 28A – 37PTS)

 

Nothing Rhymes with Hero

The Teddy Bear hero for the 2021 North Vancouver Wolf Pack is the great eight, Matthew Carniel! Carniel scored the goal to tie the game at one when the Pack hosted Delta on Saturday, December 11th, and that was his eighth goal of the season. Carniel has not played a game since Saturday, but expect him to be in action for these two games against White Rock.

 

Back to Back

With a game tonight and another game tomorrow night in White Rock, the Wolf Pack will not be playing at home until after Christmas. The wolves are not back in the city until January 8th when they get the chance to host White Rock.

 

Final Words

After tonight, the Whalers will host the Wolf Pack tomorrow afternoon. The season series is currently tied as the Pack won the first meeting 3-0 on October 30th and the Whalers beat North Van 4-3 on November 14. The Wolf Pack has a 7-2-1-0 record against White Rock over the past five seasons.