Wolf Pack down Ice Hawks for 10th straight win

North Van has a 10-point lead atop PJHL standings with 23-4 record

The North Van Wolf Pack ran their win streak to double digits and widened their lead at the top of the PJHL standings with a 3-2 overtime road win over the second place Delta Ice Hawks Tuesday at the Ladner Leisure Centre.

Jacob Callas scored one minute and 50 seconds into overtime to give the Wolf Pack its 10th straight win and improve their league-leading record to 23 wins and four losses for the season. North Van got goals from Aidan Bar-Lev-Wise and Justin Lee to take a 2-1 lead late into the third period but the Ice Hawks tied it up with less than two minutes to go on a power play goal from league-leading scorer Alex Surprynowicz.

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Spencer Eschyschyn made 27 saves as the Wolf Pack outshot the Ice Hawks 32-29 in the win, with team captain Lee leading the way with a goal and an assist and Lucas Barker picking up a pair of assists.

The Wolf Pack has raced to the top of the standings with a balanced attack, with Lee, Barker, Jacob Fournier, Kaz Minemoto, Dominic Davis, Bar-Lev-Wise, and Callas all cracking the top-25 on the league’s points list.

In goal Eschyschyn and Niklas Hoem have formed a stellar tandem, each with a goals-against-average under 1.90 and a save percentage above 0.920. Both are top-six in the league in wins.

The Pack will be back on the road for games Saturday against Port Moody and Wednesday against Aldergrove before hosting a rematch against the Ice Hawks on Saturday, Dec. 8 starting at 7 p.m. at Harry Jerome Recreation Centre.  

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