December 2, 2018
The North Vancouver Wolf Pack continue to dominate the Pacific Junior Hockey League, after posting two more wins this past week.
The Pack are now 12 points clear of second place Delta Ice Hawks in the Tom Shaw Conference, and have a 19 point lead on the Abbotsford Pilots, who lead the Harold Brittain Conference.
The team is now 24-4-0, for 48 points in 28 GP.
The North Vancouver team defeated the Port Moody Panthers 4-1 in Port Moody Saturday night, after edging the Ice Hawks 3-2 in OT last Tuesday.
On Saturday, Aidan Sutherland got things started with the lone goal of the first.
Kaz Minemoto then scored on the power play early in the second. Jacob Fournier, who assisted on the Minemoto goal, then scored shorthanded with two seconds left in the frame to make it 3-0 after two.
The Panthers scored mid-way through the final frame on a power play goal by Kyle Mooney, but that’s as close it they’d get.
Minemoto finished things off with an empty netter at 18:48.
Niklas Hoem got the win, stoping 27 of 28, and was awarded second star of the game. Matthew Truisen was 30-33 for the Panthers.
Fournier was awarded first star of the night.
The Pack added a BCHL/AJHL veteran Rob Johnson (98) to the roster Saturday night. The right winger, a native of Kamloops, posted 15G-12A in 37 games with the Flip Elon Bombers of the SJHL last season.
Matteo Pecchia (00), who had been on fire for the Pack, with 10G-4A in 15 games, moved to the BCHL Langley Rivermen November 28.
Overall, North Vancouver veteran Justin Lee (98) leads the Wolf Pack offensively with 14G-25A in 24 games, followed by Lucas Barker (99) at 17G-20A, and Fourier (00) with 7G-28A.