February 25, 2019
Kaz Minemoto’s hat trick lead the Wolf Pack to a 5-2 win over visiting Ridge Meadows Flames on Saturday, to move the Pack onto Round 2 of the PJHL playoffs.
The win eliminated the Flames in five games, 4-1.
On Saturday, the Wolf Pack’s Lucas Barker got things started with the only goal in the first period, with the Pack outshooting Ridge Meadows 12-8.
Minemoto converted midway through the second to put the Pack up 2-0, but the Flames Jarod McKay, made it 2-1 with five minutes to go in the period.
Aidan Bar-Lev-Wise made it 3-1 on the power play with 1:30 left to close out scoring in the second.
Shots were 13-12 for North Van in the period.
Ridge Meadows capitalized early in the third with a power play goal from Avery Harriet to close the gap to 3-2.
Minemoto eventually got the insurance goal, with 6:01 to go, on another power play, with assists from Justin Lee and Jacob Fournier.
He finished with an empty netter to complete the scoring.
Shots finished 32-28 for North Van.
Niklas Hoem got the win, while Eric Clark to the loss.
The Wolf Pack join Grandview Steelers and Langley Trappers in moving to the next round. The Trappers eliminated the Abbotsford Pilots in a 4-3 OT victory Sunday afternoon, to take their series 4-2.
Aldergrove Kodiaks are up 3-2 in their series vs Delta Ice Hawks, and could close out the series with a win Monday night on home ice. Delta staved of elimination with a 4-1 decision Sunday.
Final Overall Regular Season Standings –
|North Vancouver Wolf Pack||44||34||9||0||1||69||203||93||+110||0.784||W4|
|Delta Ice Hawks||44||32||7||2||3||69||202||101||+101||0.784||W10|
|Ridge Meadows Flames||44||20||20||1||3||44||168||151||+17||0.500||L1|
|Port Moody Panthers||43||15||26||1||1||32||122||172||-50||0.372||L4|
|White Rock Whalers||44||14||28||0||2||30||108||175||-67||0.341||L7|
|Mission City Outlaws||43||13||27||0||3||29||130||187||-57||0.337||W1|