The Squamish Wolfpack came out of the weekend with just one point, despite fairly even back-to-back games against the North Delta Devils over the weekend.
On Saturday, Oct. 16, the Wolfpack lost just 1-0 to the Devils, giving up just one power play goal in the second period. The shots on net were low, 32 for the Devils and 26 for the Wolfpack. The Wolfpack's Ty Babitch and a player from the Devils squared off in the third period, but otherwise the number of penalties was low as well.
That set up the rematch on Sunday, with both teams finding their scoring touch.
The Devils went up 3-0 in the first seven minutes of the game, but the Wolfpack answered back shortly afterwards on a goal by Brady Bjornson, with Marcus Chabot assisting.
Squamish was next on the board in the first minute of the second period, with Trevor Chang scoring the goal and Bjornson adding the assist. The Devils scored on the powerplay less than a minute later to go up 4-2, but the Wolfpack tied it up before the end of the period with a powerplay goal by Trevor Kang (assists by Gray Meckling and Matthew Bonin) and another goal by Gray Meckling (assists by Cole Briggs and Jacob Bergeron).
The shots on net dried up in the third period, sending the game to overtime. The Devils managed to get one at the midway point of the four-on-four overtime period, ending the Wolfpack's hope of coming away with two points against another team in their division.
The Wolfpack will get their next opportunity Friday, Oct. 22, as they host their second home game of the season in Whistler at Meadow Park Arena. They will be playing the Grandview Steelers, who they have not faced this season and are one spot ahead in the Tom Shaw Conference of the PIJHL.
The puck drops at 8:15 p.m., and everyone is invited to come out and watch some Junior B-level hockey. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
Run for the food bank
This Saturday, Oct. 23 marks the third annual Whistler Food Bank Fun Run and Walk, which will raise money and food donations for the local food bank.
The course is just 5 km, consisting of a lap around the Whistler Golf Course. The cost is $5 or a donation of food items to the food bank, and registration is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Whistler Golf Course parking lot. The event takes place at 9 a.m., and participants are free to walk, run or ride.