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PREVIEW: Port Moody Panthers vs. North Van Wolf Pack (Game #23)

Sunday, November 8, 2008 was the first time in franchise history that the Wolf Pack had played the Panthers. Squamish would end up defeating Port Moody 4-2 thanks to the remarkable efforts of Graham Hellenbeck who stopped 67 of the 69 shots that were fired his way. 

Tonight, the Wolf Pack hosts the Panthers at 6:45PM. Port Moody (8-12-1-0) will look to flip a one-game losing skid while the Wolf Pack (7-14-1-0) have hopes of snapping a four-game losing streak.

 

PORT MOODY PANTHERS

OVERVIEW

GM: Brian Wiebe
HC: Terry Morrison

Road Record: 4-5-1-0 (10 games)

Record: 8-12-1-0 (21 games)

 

Last Game: A 8-2 loss on Thursday night in Mission.

Ng (1) and Samuels (3) had the two goals for Port Moody.

PK 2/7 – SHOTS: 29 PM 52 MIS

GOODY 29/35 – DIXON 15/17

 

Goals For/Goals Against: 63 GF/81 GA (-18)

Power Play: 8/40 (20%)

Penalty Kill: 14/74 (78.9%)

Leading Scorers: Derek Leroux (21GP – 11G – 11A – 22PTS), Ryden Mathieson (18GP –  8G – 7A – 15PTS), Bruce Grey (21GP–2G–13A– 15PTS)

 

WELCOME HOME ‘SON’

Tonight, marks the first time that Panthers’ forward Jobey Pearson is playing in the wolf den since being traded. Pearson was traded to the Lake Cowichan Kraken of the VIJHL earlier this year on Monday, January 10. He produced 9 goals and 4 assists for 13 points in 32 games with North Vancouver. The Wolf Pack also gave Cowichan future considerations in exchange for 2001-born forward Donovan Bellmond-Griffin. Pearson is from North Vancouver and ended up back in the PJHL as the Panthers acquired him for future considerations from the Kraken. 

The 5’1” and 175 lbs forward, currently sits seventh in team scoring with 5 goals and 7 assists for 12 points. The 2004-born and left-shot player has not registered a point in his past five games. It is the goal of the Panthers organization including their General Manager, Brian Wiebe, to help land Jobey a spot playing Junior A hockey.

 

NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK

OVERVIEW

General Manager: Dean Samson

Head Coach: Mike Borrelli

Record: 7-14-1-0

Home Record: 3-7-1-0

 

Last Game: An 8-1 loss on the road in Richmond on Monday

It was 5-0 for the Panthers after the first period.

Alex Binette (9) got the lone goal for the wolves.

SHOTS: 49RIC – 43NV

TRITT 8/12 – JERRIS 33/37

 

Goals For/Goals Against: 70 GF/111 GA (-41)

Power Play: 18/105 (17.1%)

Penalty Kill: (70%)

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (22GP – 16G – 15A – 31PTS), Tanner Terness (16GP – 6G – 15A – 21PTS), Andrew Casellato (16GP – 9G – 11A -20PTS)

 

RYAN HUNTER

Born in Squamish, Ryan Hunter has been part of the Wolf Pack since the 2020-2021 regular season. Since then he has played 61 games in a Wolf Pack uniform picking up 66 points. The left-shot forward has 3 goals and 13 assists for 16 points in 14 games at this point of the season. Listed at 5’11” and 180 lbs. Hunter is one of the team’s four Alternate Captains and is a natural leader both on and off the ice.

 

NOTES

  • Dylan Emerson (F) and Ryden Mathieson (F), and Bruce Grey (D) will participate in the BCHC prospects Game
  • Ryden Mathieson (PM) will wear an ‘A’ at the Top Prospects Game on Tuesday
  • Andrew Casellato (F) is the lone wolf representing the Wolf Pack at the BCHC Prospects Game. He will serve as an Alternate Captain.
  • North Van has allowed the first goal in all five games in September and has allowed the first goal in 18/22 games played this season.
  • Earlier this week, the Wolf Pack parted ways with goaltender Nik Jerris (02, MB). Jerris suited up in 13 games over the past two seasons recording an 858SV% and 4.97GAA.

 

Final Words

Tonight marks the first meeting of the season between these two clubs. The second meeting is set for Saturday, December 10th in Port Moody while the third match takes place a day later. North Van hosts Port Moody for the final time on Saturday, December 11th at 12:15PM. The Wolf Pack and Panthers will meet for the final time on Sunday, January 12th at 8:00PM.