November 19, 2014
Bantam Flight 2
Harry Jerome was host to a rare back to back double header Wednesday night featuring four teams from the two North Vancouver based rival associations.
The North Vancouver Storm Bantam A1 and North Shore Winter Club Winterhawks Bantam A2s played a thriller, with the Storm getting on the board first on a goal by Elijah Kim from Jonathan Park and Kyle Parrot at 10:02 of the first.
North Shore bounced back with two quick goals early in the second, first from Matteo Pecchia on a set up from Zach Bolton at 11:53 and then 28 seconds later on a goal from Jack McIntosh on a pass from Alex Wolfe.
Both teams spent 8 minutes each in the box as the second wound down. The third was played tight until McIntosh scored a power play goal top shelf off a pass from Jason Chu with 1:46 left to play, to give the Hawks a 3-1 lead.
The Storm battled right back, with Kim getting his second on a set up from Jaeyoon La, with 1:09 remaining. But that was it, the clock wound down with no further scoring.
The Storm were missing their top scorer Josh Peakman who was sitting out due to a late game misdemeanor in the previous game and one game suspension.
Both goalies played well, with NSWC’s Max Korbin stopping 16 and North Van’s Phaedon Samaridis stopping 17.
The win lifts the Hawks to the top of the Flight in the early going, with a 3-0-0 record, and a perfect 3 sporties, for 9 points, 14 GF – 6 GA.
Chilliwack A1 have the same record, but are ranked #2 due to their 11 GF – 5 GA record.
North Van have lost two games by a single goal to the two top teams NSWC and Chilliwack, and another by 8-5 to South Delta, and have managed only 1 sporty, so for the time being sit in the basement with a single point, along with Langley A2s who have only played one game, a 4-2 loss to Vancouver Spirit A1.
Midget Flight 3
It was a different story in the second game of the Harry Jerome double header, with the North Vancouver Midget A2s opening their season with a 4-0 shut out of the North Shore Midget A2s.
The game was the Winterhawks MA2s third game. They opened their season with a 2-1 win over Whistler then dropped their second 2-1 to Abbotsford, and are currently mid-pack in sixth place with 4 points.
The Sno-King MA1s are leading the 11 team division in the early going, with a 2-0-0 record, and are tied with Surrey A2s at 1-1-1 in first place with 6 points.
Ridge Meadows and Abby are both 1-0-1, and Van TBirds are winless in 3 but have two ties and 3 sporties to split the 3 way tie for second.