Wolf Pack win streak reaches 23 games

Seven North Van players picked for PJHL all-star team

The win streak continues for the North Van Wolf Pack.

A late goal gave the Pack a tight 5-4 road win over the Delta Ice Hawks Tuesday at the Ladner Leisure Centre, pushing North Van’s win streak to 23 games. Captain Lucas Barker scored a power play goal with less than two minutes left in the game to break a 4-4 tie. It was Barker’s second goal of the game as he led the way for the Wolf Pack, along with Dominic Davis who picked up a goal and two assists.

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North Van now has a 35-1-0-1 record in PJHL play. Their last loss came in overtime more than three months ago, Oct. 14 versus the White Rock Whalers. Before the season Wolf Pack head coach Matt Samson said his team had a goal of winning 40 games this year in a 44-game regular season. With seven games left, the Wolf Pack would need to go 5-2 to reach that lofty goal, which seems attainable given that they haven’t lost since before Halloween.

Their next game will be at home Saturday night against the Ridge Meadow Flames. Puck drop will be 7 p.m. at Harry Jerome Arena. The game will be a fundraiser for Special Olympics BC – North Shore, with all revenue from advanced ticket sales and the 50-50 draw going to the sports organization.

Advanced tickets are selling tickets for $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students of all ages, with groups of five or more getting a 20 per cent discount. Tickets can be purchased by e-mailing wolfpack@sobcnorthshore.ca.

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Seven Wolf Pack players were picked for the PJHL all-star team slated to take on the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League all-stars Sunday at the Ladner Leisure Centre. Goaltender Bradley Cooper, defencemen Jacob Callas and Nathan Haaksma, and forwards Lucas Barker, Alex Suprynowicz, Dominic Davis and Jacob Fournier were all picked for the all-star squad. This is the first year that the Pacific Junior Hockey League will take on the VIJHL in an all-star showcase. 

Earlier this month Wolf Pack forward Sam Marburg, defenceman Kurt Hoogendoorn, and goalie Eric Clark took part in PJHL vs. VIJHL prospects game, with Marburg picking up a goal and an assist and Hoogendoorn scoring a goal for the PJHL squad. 

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