It’s game day! The first game of October takes place for the Wolf Pack tonight as they host the Grandview Steelers. Tonight’s puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m. at the wolf den.
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General Manager / Head Coach: Aldo Bruno
Assistant Coaches: Enio Sacilotto, Derek Doucette, Bronson Pall
Road Record: 2-1-0-0
Last Game: A 5-2 home loss against Richmond last Sunday.
Goals For/Goals Against: 25 GF/24 GA (+1)
Power Play: 5/28 (17.8%)
Penalty Kill: 24/32 (75%)
Leading Scorers: Lucas Cox (7GP – 3G – 6A – 9PTS), Cameron Northard (7GP – 3G – 6A – 9PTS), Aidan Teixeira (7GP – 2G – 4A – 6PTS)
A NICE ‘TAN’
Former Sockeye – now Steeler – Tanner Milne put Grandview on the scoreboard halfway through last weekend’s first period. Milne, 20, spent a little over two seasons in Richmond (before he was picked up by the Steelers a few weeks ago). The right-shot forward has five points in six games.
‘HARD’ TO PLAY AGAINST
Blue liner Cam Northard, 20, assisted on the Steelers’ two goals last weekend over Richmond. Northard has had a boost in confidence this season and wants to do all he can to take advantage of his final season in the PJHL. Grandview’s Cameron Northard is at better than a point per game and has four multi-point games already this season.
- The Steelers are on a one-game losing streak.
- Ronin Geraghty has been a backup goaltender for the Vancouver Giants this season.
- Grandview was 2-1-0-0 against North Vancouver last season.
- Grandview is 4-7-1-1 against North Vancouver over the past five seasons.
NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK
General Manager: Matt Samson
Head Coach: Mike Borrelli
Assistant Coaches: Matt Samson, Elias Godoy, Nathan Haaksma
Leadership Group: JJ Pickell (C), Ryan Hunter (A), Corson Penman (A), Matthew Carniel (A), Trevor Baron (A)
Home Record: 3-1-0-0
Last Game: An 8-1 statement victory over the Delta Ice Hawks last Saturday.
Goals For/Goals Against: 26 GF/28 GA (-2)
Power Play: 4/37 (10.8%)
Penalty Kill: 27/35 (77.1%)
Leading Scorers: Ryan Hunter (7GP – 4G – 7A – 11PTS), Rylan Oatman (6GP – 5G – 5A – 10PTS), JJ Pickell (7GP – 5G – 4A – 9PTS)
OATMAN IS THE ‘MAN’ OF SEPTEMBER
It didn’t take long for the left-shot forward to impact the scoresheet as he scored a goal in his PJHL debut. The native of Squamish, BC, compiled an even five goals and five assists for 10 points in six games.
Oatman finished the month by helping his team defeat the Ice Hawks 8-1 with his first career hat trick. He also factored in on two goals in that game, making it a five-point outing for the rookie. “It’s going great,” Oatman said while reflecting on his first year in the PJHL. “It’s a good group we got, so it’s been pretty fun.”
The right-handed forward is the second player on his team to hit double digits in points and the second to score a hat trick. Oatman is also third in rookie scoring in the league. Oatman was also named the PJHL’s first star of the week.
- The Wolf Pack are on a three-game win streak.
- Ryan Hunter (11) and Rylan Oatman (10) are the only double-digit players in tonight’s game.
- Ryan Hunter and Matthew Carniel serve as alternate captains when the team plays at home, while Corson Penman and Trevor Baron are alternate captains on the road. These are also all the over-aged players on the squad.
NV: in White Rock tomorrow.
GDV: hosts Port Moody tomorrow.