PREVIEW: North Vancouver Wolf Pack vs. White Rock Whalers (Game #33)

The Wolf Pack and White Rock Whalers get right back at it this afternoon after the Wolf Pack were able to beat the Whalers 4-3 last night. The 12:00 game in White Rock is the last game before the Holiday break.


White Rock Whalers


Head Coach: Jason Rogers 

Record: 17-11-1-0

Home Record: 7-6-1-0

Last Game: A 4-3 home loss over North Van last night.

Goals For/Goals Against: 101 GF 97 GA (+4)

Power Play: 26/100 (26%)

Penalty Kill: 25/109 (77.06%)

Leading Scorers: Chris Fortems (27GP – 9G – 27A – 36PTS), Matthew Burry (29GP – 12G – 12A – 24PTS), Ryden Mathieson (27GP – 8G – 15A – 23PTS)


Stay Sharp

White Rock led 3-2 over North Van near the beginning of the third period, but it was the Wolf Pack who responded with two goals of their own to win 4-3. Playing the Wolf Pack is no easy task for any team, so when a team has a lead over North Van they need to keep it that way.



Head Coach: Matt Samson

Record: 25-5-1-1

Road Record: 13-3-0-0

Last Game: A 4-3 road victory over White Rock last night.

Goals For/Goals Against: 132 GF/ 76 GA (+56)

Power Play: 28/129 (21.71%)

Penalty Kill: 14/119 (88.24%)

Leading Scorers: 

David Coyle (31GP – 21G – 25A – 46PTS), JJ Pickell (32GP – 26G – 18A – 44PTS), Ryan Hunter (32GP – 10G – 29A – 39PTS)


Happy Gilmore 

The 2002 born goaltender and native of Pemberton BC is having himself quite the season! In the nine games that Sam Gilmore has played, he has only one loss, has posted a 2.42 GAA and a 0.918SV% to go along with one shutout. Gilmore is also in his second season of PJHL hockey, both of which have been played with the Wolf Pack. He is ranked as the second best goaltender in the PJHL and is only behind his goaltending partner Damian Perovic who has the best numbers.


Final Words

After tonight, the Wolf Pack will get a well deserved break and will not be in action until Friday, December 31, when they head to Richmond to host the Mission City Outlaws at the PJHL Winter Showcase. 

With the victory last night, the Wolf Pack currently lead the season series 2-1 as the Pack won the first meeting 3-0 on October 30th, the third meeting last night, while the Whalers beat North Van 4-3 on November 14. The Wolf Pack has a 8-2-1-0 record against White Rock over the past five seasons.