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PREVIEW: Surrey Knights vs. North Van Wolf Pack (Game #39)

Tonight is all about members of the Special Olympics BC – North Shore. Ticket proceeds and 50/50 sales will benefit their group. Their vision is that sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities and create inclusive communities all across British Columbia.

 

SURREY KNIGHTS 

OVERVIEW

GM: Gerry Leiper

HC: Andy Liboiron

Road Record: 4-12-0-1

Record: 10-25-1-1 (37 games)

Last Game: A tight 2-1 home victory on January 12.

Goals: Thompson (14, 15PP)

Goaltending: DJ CASH 21/22

Special teams: 01/6 PP, 4/5 PK

Goals For/Goals Against: 91 GF/167 GA (-76)

Power Play: 23/130 (17.69%)

Penalty Kill: 39/162 (75.93%)

Leading Scorers: Jake Thompson (37GP – 15G – 21A – 36PTS), Robbie Toor (31GP –  11G – 16A – 27PTS), Parkor Sarai (36GP–9G–14A– 23PTS)

 

NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK

OVERVIEW

General Manager: Dean Samson

Head Coach: Mike Borrelli

Record: 18-17-2-1

Home Record: 9-8-1-0

Last Game: A 7-3 victory in Abbotsford last night.

Goals: Baron (10), Terness (11 PP), Carniel (12), Casellato (15 PP), Binette (16, 17), Soares (6 PP)

Goaltending: Tritt 18/21 

Special teams: 3/7 PP, 2/2 PK

Goals For/Goals Against: 137 GF/155 GA (-19)

Power Play: 42/188 (22.34%)

Penalty Kill: 40/160 (75%)

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (35GP – 27G – 24A – 51PTS), Andrew Casellato (32GP – 15G – 26A – 41PTS), Ryan Hunter (30GP – 6G – 31A -37PTS)

 

ITALIAN WOLF PACK

The Wolf Pack acquired veteran defenceman Daniel Dallapace (02′) from the Port Moody Panthers on Monday.

The right-shot defenceman suited up in 117 games picking up 57 points in that span.

“We are extremely excited to add Daniel to our team. He is an experienced player who has proven to be one of the top defenders in the PJHL. He will bring offence as well. He will add a steady, veteran presence to our backend as we push towards the playoffs.”

Dallapace joins Italian player Andrew Casellato.

 

AFFILIATION ALERTS

JJ Pickell – Langley Rivermen 

Tanner Terness – Chilliwack Chiefs

Luke Bradley – Alberni Valley Bulldogs

 

NOTES

  • Surrey enters the game with a one game winning streak
  • North Vancouver has won their past two games
  • Daniel Dallapace is playing in his first home game with North Vancouver 
  • Corson Penman was named the Popeyeye’s Player of the Month for December. Penman had five goals and three assists for eight points in 10 games.
  • North Vancouver will host the Langley Trappers on January 28 for the team’s 15th anniversary alumni night.

 

Final Words

The Wolf Pack and Knights faceoff for the fourth and final time this evening. The Wolf Pack doubled Surrey 6-3 on October 6, topped the Knights 7-2 on October 29, and suffered a 4-3 loss on December 22. North Vancouver leads the season series 2-1.