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PREVIEW: White Rock Whalers vs. North Van Wolf Pack (Game #35)

An early game awaits North Vancouver and White Rock at the PJHL’s Winter Classic from Minoru Arena. The second and final game at this showcase for both of these two teams will begin at 10:00 AM. North Vancouver has won all three previous meetings against the Whalers dating back to November 7.

 

WHITE ROCK WHALERS

OVERVIEW

GM/HC: Jason Rogers

Road Record: 9-7-0-1

Record: 18-13-0-1 (32 games)

Last Game: A 5-1 victory over the Outlaws at Minoru Arena.

Goals: Derrheim (2, 3 PP), Fortems (12), Woodward (2 SH), Dorohoy (8 PP) scored for White Rock.

Goaltending: PAUL 20/21

Special teams: 2/9 PP, 4/5 PK

Goals For/Goals Against: 123 GF/109 GA (+14)

Power Play: 36/146 (24.66%)

Penalty Kill: 32/129 (75.19%)

Leading Scorers: Chris Fortems (33GP – 12G – 52A – 64PTS), Zachary Sherwin (31GP –  24G – 34A – 58PTS), Cole Svendson (30GP–26G–15A– 41PTS)

 

NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK

OVERVIEW

General Manager: Dean Samson

Head Coach: Mike Borrelli

Record: 15-15-2-1

Home Record: 7-8-1-0

Last Game: A 4-3 overtime loss to the Outlaws on Thursday.

Goals: Penman (10), Soares (5 PP), Baron (9 PP)

Goaltending: TUNG 30/34

Special teams: 2/5 PP, 4/5 PK

Goals For/Goals Against: 126 GF/145 GA (-19)

Power Play: 36/167 (21.56%)

Penalty Kill: 39/143 (72.73%)

Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (31GP – 25G – 21A – 46PTS), Andrew Casellato (28GP – 14G – 24A – 38PTS), Trevor Baron (33GP – 9G – 23A -32PTS)

 

NOTES

  • Alex Binette and JJ Pickell are back after serving two and three game suspensions.
  • The Outlaws faced the Whalers and Wolf Pack at this year’s PJHL Winter Classic.
  • North Vancouver and White Rock both scored twice on the power play and went 4/5 on the penalty kill in their past game.
  • Chris Fortems (33GP – 12G – 52A – 64PTS), and Zachary Sherwin (31GP –  24G – 34A – 58PTS) lead the PJHL in points

 

Final Words

This is the fourth and final time that these two foes will battle one another during the regular season and the Wolf Pack have one every game. The wolves defeated the pod 3-2 on November 7, 8-6 on November 26, and 7-2 on November 27.