Tonight at the Harry Jerome Rec Centre the North Vancouver Wolf Pack (0-1) hope to tie up their first-round series against the White Rock Whalers (1-0) who defeated the Wolf Pack 7-1 on Tuesday night. Two quick goals from the Whalers were an early indication of how the game would go for the visiting Wolf Pack as the Whalers would defeat North Vancouver 7-1. The only goal of the night for the Wolf Pack came off the stick of Anthony Reimer during the first period. Tonight’s game is set for 7:00 p.m.
WHITE ROCK WHALERS
Head Coach: Jason Rogers
Home Record: 1-0
Goals For/Goals Against: 7 GF/ 1 GA +6
Power Play: 1/4 (25%)
Penalty Kill: 3/3 (100%)
Jacob Dorohoy (1GP-0G-3A, 3P), Chris Fortems (1GP-1G-2A-3P), Ewan Rennie (1GP-1G-1A-2P)
LEADING THE ‘FORT’
Chris Fortems (2002) led his team in points during the regular season. The Delta, BC native finished the regular season with 17 goals and 44 assists for 61 points in 42 games. Fortems averaged just under two points a game and scored four goals and recorded four assists for eight points in six games against the Wolf Pack this season. After Game 1 in White Rock, Fortems found himself on the scoresheet three times with a goal and two assists. He is a star player on the Whalers and one that Wolf Pack players will need to keep an eye on.
2002-born forward Jacob Dorohoy continues to bring his best effort on a nightly basis for the White Rock Whalers. The product of Surrey, BC enters tonight’s game tied for first place in points (3A) after Game 1 on Tuesday. With three assists, Dorohoy snagged second-star honors and picked up the most assists of any player during that game. Dorohoy first began playing in the PJHL as a member of the Port Moody Panthers back in the 2017-18 season. Following that season, Dorohoy was with the Sockeyes until the mid-way mark of this season when he joined the pod in White Rock. In 29 games with the Whalers, Dorohoy managed 18 goals and 4 assists for 22 points. In six regular-season games against North Vancouver, Dorohoy recorded five goals in that span.
NORTH VANCOUVER WOLF PACK
Head Coach: Matt Samson
Road Record: 0-1
Goals For/Goals Against: 1 GF /7 GA -6
Power Play: 0/3
Penalty Kill: 3/4 (75%)
David Coyle (1GP-1G-0A-1P), Dario Zitko (0GP-0G-1A-1P)
COMMITTING A C’REIM’
Anthony Reimer, the pride of Whistler, BC was the only player to find the back of the net for his team on Tuesday. Reimer’s goal came off a pass from the Croatian sensation, Dario Zitko, at the 16:19 mark of the first period. The ginger on the team finished his first season in the PJHL with 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points in 41 games. The 2003-born forward picked up an assist in six games against the Whalers.
BACK IN ‘VAN’
Donovan Bellmond-Griffin did not register a point on Tuesday night, but the 2001-born product of Surrey, BC found other ways to make his presence known. Griffin was all over the ice making hits and playing in key moments at both sides in Game 1 against White Rock. The 6’3, 210lbs player first began his PJHL career during the 2017-2018 season with the Ridge Meadows Flames before playing the next three seasons of PJHL hockey with the Port Moody Panthers. After the 2020-2021 season, Donovan made his way over to the VIJHL where he was named the Captain of the Lake Cowichan Kraken. Griffin had 25 points in 31 games during his tenure in the VIJHL before being traded to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack in exchange for Jobey Pearson and future considerations. In eight regular-season games with the Pack Griffin scored once and picked up three assists for four points.
- Seven different players scored for the White Rock Whalers in their 7-1 victory
- Both Damian Perovic (17/22) and Sam Gilmore (11/13) made appearances in the Wolf Pack net
- Chris Fortems (1G, 2A) and Jacob Dorohoy (0G, 3A) both recorded three points. The most of any players during the game.
- Last time the Wolf Pack played the Whalers in the playoffs it was White Rock who won Game 1. North Van responded with four consecutive victories and would go on to defeat the Whalers in five games.
Round 1 Playoffs Schedule:
GAME 1: Tuesday, February 15 @ 7:45
GAME2: Saturday, February 19 @ 7:00
GAME 3: Sunday, February 20 @ 7:00
GAME 4: Tuesday, February 22 @ 7:45
GAME 5*: TBD
GAME 6*: TBD
GAME 7*: TBD
* IF NECESSARY