PJHL Finals Set – Wolf Pack vs Trappers

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March 12, 2019

The Championship matchup is now set for the PJHL.

Game 1 will go at 7:00 PM Friday night at Harry Jerome in North Vancouver, as the home town Wolf Pack host the Langley Trappers.

The visiting Langley Trappers came from behind to defeat the #2 ranked Delta Ice Hawks 5-4 on Sunday to punch their ticket to the Championship series in five games.

The Pack had secured their place in the Final with a 1-0 win over the Grandview Steelers on Saturday night, also taking their series 4-1.

Langley 5 – Delta 4

In the win Saturday night vs the Ice Hawks, Carter Graham notched the winner midway through the third after the Hawks had jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the end of the first.

Langley opened the second with two quick powerplay goals, the first just 17 seconds in, and the second at 2:47. Michael Guzzo then tied it up  at the midway mark, but both teams would score again before the period ended, 4-4 going to the third.

Graham’s game winning goal also came on the power play, to make it 3 for 7 for Langley on the extra man situation.

Shots finished 47-35 for Delta. Kristian Lyon got the win, stopping 43.

All but one of the five games was decided by a single goal.

Prior to downing the Ice Hawks, the Trappers had come from a 2-0 deficit in Round 1 to defeat the Abbotsford Pilots with another four straight winning performance.

 

 

Wolf Pack 1 – Steelers 0

In the Wolf Pack’s final game vs the Grandview Steelers on Saturday, the game’s only goal came from Lucas Barker late in the first.

Shots finished 46-28 for North Vancouver, both teams were 0-3 on the power play.

Niklas Hoem got the shutout, while Cale Dolan took the loss, stopping 45.

Hoem was awarded first star, Dolan second star, and Barker third star.

Grandview had won game 4 in North Van on Thursday night, 4-1 to stay alive, after falling behind 3-0 in the series.

The Wolf Pack defeated Ridge Meadows in five games in Round 1, losing game one 2-1 in OT, and then closing out the series, 5-2, 6-3, 7-2 and 5-2.

The Wolf Pack finished the regular season first overall, while Langley finished 5th.

 

Leaders:

Wolf Pack

Wolf Pack captain Justin Lee (98) is leading the playoff charge, with 5G-10A, 15 points in 10 games played. Right behind him is 2000 Jacob Fournier with 5G-9A, 14 points. Lucas Barker (99) is 5G-7A, followed by Jacob Callas (99) at 3G-8A. Dominic Davis (00) rounds out the Top 5, at 5G-3A.

Nik Hoem (00) is posting a very skinny 1.38 GAA, with a .948 save percentage, over five games. Spencer Eschyschyn (98) is 2.48 GGA and .911 in six games.

 

Trappers

The Trappers are being lead offensively by Casey Whintors (00), who is scoring at a 1.9 ppg rate, with 8G-11A, 21 points in 11 games played.

Another 00, defenseman Braden Warburton, is next with 2G-15A, 17 points, followed by 2001 Brendan O’Grady at 6G-6A. Two other 00s round out the Trappers’ Top 5, Adam Nobes is 3G-7A and Carter Graham is 9G-4A.

Kristian Lyon (00) has played all 11 playoff games, posting 8W-3L, with a 2.68 GGA and .937 save percentage.

 

Schedule:

Game 1, Friday, March 15, 7:00 PM, Harry Jerome

Game 2, Saturday, March 16, 7:00 PM, Harry Jerome

Game 3, Monday, March 18, 7:00 PM, George Preston

Game 4, Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 PM, George Preston

Game 5, Friday, March 22, 7:00 PM, Harry Jerome

Game 6, Sunday, March 24, 2:00 PM, George Preston

Game 7, Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 PM, Harry Jerome

Next Round:

The winner of this series will face off against the winners of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League for the Cyclone Cup.

The Cyclone Cup winner will advance as the BC Junior B champion to the Keystone Cup, vs the Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario league champions.

 

Final Overall Standings –