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PREVIEW: Richmond Sockeyes vs. North Van Wolf Pack (Game #17)

The 2014-2015 season marked, at the time, the best season in franchise history as the Wolf Pack won the PJHL Division Championship by beating the Richmond Sockeyes by one point to finish in first place in the league.

The Sockeyes are in town for an afternoon matinee for the second time this season.

RICHMOND SOCKEYES

OVERVIEW

GM: Richard Petrowsky
HC: Bayne Koen

Road Record: 9-0-0-0

Record: 14-3-1-1

Last Game: A 4-2 home loss on Thursday against Ridge Meadows.

Iannacone (1) and Kielmann (3) had the two goals for Richmond.

MONTGOMERY 36/40

Goals For/Goals Against: 79 GF/52 GA (+27)

Power Play: 23/84 (27.38%)

Penalty Kill: 14/74 (81.08%)

Leading Scorers: Justin Grant (20GP – 8G – 15A – 23PTS), Gavin Bains (20GP – 9G – 14A – 23PTS), Rocco La Cara (14GP–11G–9A– 20PTS)

 

‘JUSTIN’ TIME

Justin Grant is a 5’10” and 151lbs forward from Surrey, BC. The left-shot product is enjoying a tremendous second season with the Sockeyes. The 2003-born player has 8 goals and 15 assists for 23 points in 20 games so far this season. Grant has already surpassed his offensive numbers from last season. Grant recorded 4 goals and 12 assists for 16 points in 36 regular season games last year. He currently leads his team in points.

 

NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK

OVERVIEW

General Manager: Dean Samson

Head Coach: Mike Borrelli

Record: 5-11-1-0

Home Record: 2-5-1-0

Last Game: A 5-0 loss at home last night over Delta

JERRIS 42/47

Goals For/Goals Against: 50 GF/82 GA (-32)

Power Play: 14/76 (18.42%)

Penalty Kill: 18/59 (69.49%)

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (17GP – 11G – 10A – 21PTS), Tanner Terness (11GP – 3G – 12A – 15PTS), Andrew Casellato (11GP – 7G – 8A -15PTS)

 

JJ MAROS

Tonight, is the first time that JJ Maros gets the chance to suit up against his former team. Maros was acquired by the Wolf Pack in October in exchange for future considerations. The 5’1” and 165lbs forward has been a great addition to his new team adding a vocal presence on and off the ice. The right-shot forward had 5 goals and 5 assists for 10 points in 36 games last season with the Sockeyes. He had a goal and an assist for 2 points in 7 games before coming over to the Wolf Pack.

 

NOTES

  • Richmond is undefeated on the road so far this season.
  • The Sockeyes are 5-1-0-0 over the Wolf Pack the past five seasons.
  • Richmond is currently the top team in the league with a record of 14-3-1-1 good for 30 points in 19 games.
  • Luke Bradley and Matthew Carniel will wear A’s on their home uniforms. Ryan Hunter and JJ Pickell will serve as alternate captains when the Wolf Pack play on the road.
  • 13 players on the Wolf Pack are back from last season
  • Alex Binette (F) and Nik Jerris (G) are currently the only 20 year olds on the Wolf Pack.

 

Final Words

This is the second meeting of the season between these two clubs and the second at Harry Jerome. The Sockeyes defeated the Wolf Pack 7-6 on October 1 coming back from a 4-0 deficit that the Wolf Pack held in the second period. The Wolf Pack are in Richmond on November 14 while the season series concludes on December 8th in the aquarium.