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North Van Wolf Pack score for the community with Teddy Bear Toss game

A goal from captain JJ Pickell set off a cascade of stuffed animals to be donated to the North Shore Christmas Bureau

It was a double victory for the North Van Wolf Pack junior hockey team Dec. 9 as they scored a win over the Grandview Steelers while also collecting five bags full of teddy bears for the North Shore Christmas Bureau.

It was captain JJ Pickell who scored the opening goal six minutes into the first period on Teddy Bear Toss day at Harry Jerome Arena, prompting fans to rain down stuffed animals onto the ice. The Wolf Pack went on to claim a 3-1 win over the Steelers in PJHL regular season action.

A few days later, the leaders of the Pack dropped off their teddy bear bounty for distribution to North Shore children in need of some extra Christmas cheer.

The Wolf Pack are currently in fourth place in the PJHL’s Tom Shaw Conference with a record of 18 wins, 10 losses, one overtime loss and one shootout loss.

Captain Pickell is leading the league with 54 points in 30 games, including a league-leading 30 goals, with teammates Rylan Oatman sitting third in the league with 50 points and Matthew Carniel sixth with 45 points.

The Wolf Pack have one more home game left in 2023, hosting the Delta Ice Hawks Saturday, Dec. 23 in a 5:15 p.m. start at Harry Jerome.