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PREVIEW: Ridge Meadows Flames vs. North Van Wolf Pack (Game #19)

On November 19, 2011, the Wolf Pack defeated the Flames 3-2. The victory marked the first time North Vancouver beat Ridge Meadows at Harry Jerome in franchise history.

 

Tonight, the Flames (14-3-0-0) and Wolf Pack 6-12-1-0 are set to face off for a 6:45PM puck drop. The game is Salute to Service Night and many first responders and veterans have been invited to attend.

 

RIDGE MEADOWS FLAMES

OVERVIEW

GM: Derik Bedard
HC: Brent Hughes

Road Record: 7-2-0-0

Record: 14-3-0-0

Last Game: An 8-2 home loss last night against Delta.

Kochan (15) and Allen (4) had the two goals for Ridge Meadows.

CONNOLLY ¼  , MOBERLY 28/33

 

Goals For/Goals Against: 85 GF/58 GA (+27)

Power Play: 24/78 (30.8%)

Penalty Kill: (78.9%)

Leading Scorers: Jack Foster (17GP – 10G – 22A – 32PTS), Theo Kochan (17GP –  14G – 15A – 29PTS), Jordan Kujala (16GP–9G–9A– 18PTS)

 

‘JACK’ OF ALL TRADES

Jack Foster is fifth in the PJ HL in scoring this season. The 5’10” and 160lbs forward from Maple Ridge has 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points in 17 games. The right-shot product is enjoying a tremendous second season with the Flames. The 2003-born player had 17 goals and 25 assists for 42 points in 32 games last season. Foster was named one of the three PJHL Players of the week during the final week of September and again in the first week of October. He currently leads his team in points.

 

NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK

OVERVIEW

General Manager: Dean Samson

Head Coach: Mike Borrelli

Record: 6-12-1-0

Home Record: 3-5-1-0

 

Last Game: A 7-4 loss on the road Wednesday in Grandview.

Zitko (8), Terness (6) ,Pickell (15, 16) all scored for the Wolf Pack.

JERRIS 16/23

 

Goals For/Goals Against: 66 GF/99 GA (-33)

Power Play: 17/93 (18.3%)

Penalty Kill: (69.2%)

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (20GP – 16G – 14A – 30PTS), Tanner Terness (14GP – 6G – 15A – 21PTS), Andrew Casellato (14GP – 9G – 10A -19PTS)

 

‘SOAR’ING IN NORTH VANCOUVER

Jonathan Soares is a 5 ’11’ ‘ and 210lbs defenceman from Surrey, BC. Soares joined the Wolf Pack in the middle of October after being traded by the Kerry Park Islanders of the VIJHL in a trade for David Coyle. Jonathan has recorded at least one point in each of the five games that he has played in so far this season, including a 5-point night at home on October 29th against Surrey. Soares currently has 2 goals and 7 assists for 9 points in 5 games.The 2004-born product has been a huge boost to the club’s backend and is a right-shot defenceman that the team has been needing all season.

 

NOTES

  • North Vancouver has let in 99 goals so far this season
  • With 17 games played, Ridge Meadows is tied for second with the fewest number of games played
  • North Vancouver has given up the most Power Play goals against (24)
  • 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.

 

BCHC PROSPECTS 

The blueline is led by Lukas Ravenstein (Ridge Meadows Flames), and Brandon Osborne (Ridge Meadows Flames). The team’s forward group is highlighted by Theo Kochan (Ridge Meadows Flames), Zack Lagrange (Ridge Meadows Flames), and Cohen Muc (Ridge Meadows Flames). Andrew Casellato (North Vancouver Wolf Pack) will represent his team. The Flames will be represented by five players (2D-3F) while the Wolf Pack will be sending one player (1F).

 

Final Words

This is the second meeting of the season between these two clubs. The Flames took the first game at home in a 7-4 victory on Friday, October 7th. Pickell led the charge offensively with an assist and two Power Play markers, his 6th and 7th of the season. Pierce Whyte had his best game of the season to this point of the season with a goal and two assists. After tonight, the Flames come back to town on Saturday, January 21st. The season series will conclude on Friday, January 27th in Ridge Meadows.