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North Van Wolf Pack win PJHL title

Junior B squad sweeps Langley 4-0 in league championship series
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Kaz Minemoto of the North Van Wolf Pack charges down the ice during a PJHL championship series game against the Langley Trappers. Minemoto scored a hat trick as the Wolf Pack clinched a 4-0 sweep with a 5-1 win tonight in Langley. photo Paul McGrath, North Shore News

The North Van Wolf Pack swept their way to the franchise’s second PJHL championship title Wednesday night, knocking off the Langley Trappers 5-1 on the road at George Preston Recreation Centre.

Kaz Minemoto scored a hat trick, including the eventual game winner in the first period, to lead the way as the Pack claimed the league banner in decisive fashion. Jacob Fournier picked up a goal and an assist and Dominic Davis notched up a pair of assists while goaltender Spencer Eschyschyn claimed the championship-clinching win.

Fournier and captain Justin Lee led the way throughout the playoffs with 20 points each in 14 games, while defenceman Jacob Callas racked up 16 points and Barker collected 14 points. Eschyschyn split duties nearly equally with Niklas Hoem, with each goalie picking up six victories as North Van went on a dominant 12-2 run through the playoffs. The Wolf Pack’s only other league championship title came in the 2014-15 season.

The Wolf Pack will now turn their attention to the Cyclone Taylor Cup tournament, the British Columbia junior B provincial championships, which run April 11-14 in Campbell River.