The White Rock Whalers denied the Wolf Pack the possibility to tie the series at two thanks to a 4-3 victory that lasted until the second overtime period. The Wolf Pack scored two goals in the first period and led 3-1 after the second period, but the Whalers scored twice in the third period to bring the game to overtime. The Wolf Pack were on the man-advantage for the first half of the first overtime period, ten minutes, but failed to capitalize. The Whalers 1:09 into the second overtime frame.
WHALERS GRAB 3-1 SERIES LEAD
NV – At the 17:19 mark of the first period, the Wolf Pack scored the first goal of the night and their first of three when Matthew Carniel buried his shot five-hole from his knees to beat Keegan Maddocks. Anthony Reimer picked up the assist on Carniel’s first of the playoffs.
NV – Seven minutes after the Wolf Pack’s first goal of the night, David Coyle sprung a pass up to Donovan Griffin who was racing up the middle with speed before firing a low-blocker side shot into the back of the net at 10:35. JJ Pickell snagged the other assist on Griffin’s third goal of this series.
WR – Down by two goals with 15:58 on the clock in the first-period Whalers forward Cole Svendson (1) was able to get to a loose puck at the front of the Wolf Pack net and tap the puck into the net from the right side of Jerris. Hezekiah Mbaja recorded an assist.
Shots: 11-7 North Van
NV – Ryan Hunter restored the two-goal lead for the Wolf Packs at the 9:56 mark of the second period with help from Billy Johal and Gaetano Cammarata as Hunter put in a loose puck that was waiting for him at the front of the net. That was Hunter’s second goal of the playoffs.
Shots: 15-8 North Vancouver
WR – Tyler Price opened the scoring for the third period and brought his team within a goal of tying the game at 3 as his shot from the point was able to find its way into the Wolf Pack net. Price’s first of the playoffs came on the Power Play and was assisted by Chris Fortems and Jacob Dorohoy.
WR – With 4:01 remaining in the third period Ewan Rennie scored his first of what would end up being two goals on the night for his Whalers club. Rennie tied the game at 3 with a one-time shot from the left side earning his second goal of the playoffs.
Shots: 15-11 White Rock
First Overtime Period:
Shots: 5-3 White Rock
Second Overtime Period:
WR – Ewan Rennie completed the comeback and gave his team a 3-1 series lead with his second goal of the night and third of the series at 1:09 of the second overtime period. The Power Play goal was unassisted and marks the second overtime goal that the Whalers have scored in this series.
Shots: 4-0 White Rock
Final Score: White Rock 4 – North Vancouver 3 (2ND OT)
Final Shots: 40 – 39 North Vancouver
Nik Jerris: 35/39 saves for North Vancouver
Keegan Maddocks: 37/40 saves for White Rock
North Vancouver Power Play: 0/5
White Rock Power Play: 2/5
- Ewan Rennie (WR – 2G)
- Ryan Hunter (NV – 1G)
- Keegan Maddocks (WR – 37/40 saves)
Next Game: Saturday, February 26, in North Vancouver at 7:00 p.m. for Game 5
- Ewan Rennie is the only player on the Whalers with three goals so far in this series and the only player two score twice in the same game for his team
- Eleven different players have scored for White Rock over the past four games
- Tonight’s win is the second overtime victory of the series for White Rock. They beat North Van 4-3 in the first overtime period on Sunday night in Game 3
- Donovan Griffin is the only player on the Wolf Pack with three goals in this series
- Six different players have scored for North Vancouver over the past four games
- Nik Jerris (G) and Gaetano Cammarata (F) made their Wolf Pack playoff debuts tonight