Giancarlo Nadeau


It’s the first game of 2024 but the second consecutive game between these two teams. North Vancouver lost both games at this season’s Winter Classic at Minoru Arena, and one was against the Mission City Outlaws.





General Manager: Scott Farrell

Head Coach: Richard Kimber

Assistant Coach: Jake Ebner

Assistant Coach: Justin Wise


Record: 18-16-1-0

Road Record: 8-9-1-0

Last Game: A 5-2 win against White Rock on December 31.

Goals For/Goals Against: 87 GF/92 GA (-5)

Power Play: 22/138 (15.94%)

Penalty Kill: 21/117 (82.05%)


Leading Scorers: Owen Elson (35GP – 8G – 15A – 23PTS), Cameron Nikaniuk (33GP – 6G – 16A – 22PTS), David Stepputat (32GP – 11G – 9A – 20PTS)



  • Mission has three power-play goals on their last ten attempts.
  • The Outlaws are 6-4-0-0 in their past ten games.
  • Mission is on a four-game winning streak.
  • The Outlaws have scored a combined 10 goals in their past two games.
  • Mission leads the league with four overtime wins.
  • Mission has three power-play goals in their past two games.
  • The Outlaws (117) have been shorthanded the second fewest times in the PJHL.





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)


Record: 18-13-2-1

Home Record: 11-5-0-1

Last Game: A 5-2 loss against Mission on December 30.

Goals For/Goals Against: 130 GF/125 GA (+5)

Power Play: 30/167 (17.96%) 

Penalty Kill: 39/173 (77.46%)


Leading Scorers: JJ Pickell (34GP – 32G – 26A – 58PTS), Rylan Oatman (33GP – 14G – 40A – 54PTS), Matthew Carniel (33GP – 28G – 22A – 50PTS)



  • North Van has one power-play goal on their last five attempts.
  • Matthew Carniel is on a 19-game point streak. In that span, he has 20 goals and 13 assists.
  • JJ Pickell (34-32-26-58) has a two-point lead for first in the PJHL with points. He sits first in goals (32), four goals ahead of Matthew Carniel (28) in second place.
  • Rylan Oatman (33-14-40-54) leads the PJHL in assists with 40, which is four assists ahead of Jakob Loewen, who has 36. He also leads all rookies in points.
  • North Vancouver has gone 3-4-2-1 in their past ten games.



  • Mission was 3-1-0-0 against North Vancouver last season.
  • The Wolf Pack have a record of 7-3-1-0 against the Outlaws in the past five seasons.
  • Tonight marks the second and final meeting of the season between these two teams.



NV: visits Port Coquitlam on Friday.

MIS: plays Surrey on Saturday.