Despite winning just one in their last five, White Rock still finds themselves in a heated battle at the top of the Tom Shaw Conference.
A pair of midweek games saw the Whalers come out victorious over Port Moody, and then later fell to Langley on Wednesday night. This weekend gives White Rock a chance to get back to winning ways with games against Mission City and then against Aldergrove next week.
First up, Mission City Outlaws. The first of just two meetings between the sides this season, Jason Rogers and the Whalers are hoping to exploit one of the worst defences in the PJHL this season. A former part of that defence, turned Whalers starting goaltender, is Daniel Zuvic. The former Outlaw has been stellar in goal for White Rock this season, and is amongst the league leaders for wins, save percentage and “Goals Against” average.
This will be Zuvic’s first encounter with his former team, and White rock’s first clash against Mission City since January 4th, 2020. That one is set to face off at 7:30pm on Saturday night from Centennial Arena. Masks and vaccine passports are mandatory, with a broadcast available on HockeyTV.
Following the Mission City game, White Rock are then next in action on Thursday against the Aldergrove Kodiaks. In a rematch of Aldergrove’s 4-0 win earlier in October, the Pod is eager to get some revenge. Chris Fortems has scored a point in each of his last four games, and is leading White Rock with 17 points on the year.
Another Whaler who has impressed on the points totals so far is rookie Ewan Rennie, who has recently announced that he has committed to the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL for next season.
In the second of just two meetings with the Kodiaks this season, a chance to split the season series is on the cards this Wednesday in Aldergrove. The puck drops at 7:15pm from Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena, with a broadcast available on HockeyTV.
A chance to pick up some momentum in the Tom Shaw Conference is on the line in this pair of games, with plenty more PJHL action to go this season. Be sure to support the boys online on HockeyTV and on social media to catch as much action as you can. The Pod does continue their away streak in North Vancouver next week before returning home next Saturday on Halloween.