Home game in Centennial will be rescheduled
CENTENNIAL ARENA – The Centennial faithful will have to wait to see the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s (PJHL) newest franchise, the Chilliwack Jets.
The PJHL announced that the Saturday, Nov. 20 game in Centennial Arena – a home game for the Whalers versus the Jets – has been postponed due to the flooding in Chilliwack.
Again, there will be no home game for the Whalers on Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Whalers captain Tyler Price said that he and his teammates will use the ice time on Saturday night for an extra practice
Now, for something completely different
Instead of a Jets and Whalers recap, here’s a summary of the Pod’s last game – a 4-3 away victory over the North Vancouver Wolf Pack Nov. 14.
For the second time in two days, the Whalers and goalie Daniel Zuvic were besieged early on. The Wolf Pack raced out to a 3-0 lead ten minutes in.
Whaler veteran Chris Fortems steadied his teammates when he scored to put White Rock on the board.
Dorohoy turns on beast mode
“It wasn’t the ideal start,” veteran Whaler centreman Jacob Dorohoy acknowledged. “I just stayed focused and positive.”
He came to the Whalers in a trade from the Richmond Sockeyes last month. Against North Van, Dorohoy capitalized twice on the powerplay in the second period to tie the game at 3-3.
Teammate Bryce Margetson set up the tying goal. “We had a good forecheck and weren’t shy” of being physical, he said about the comeback.
Another new Whaler, Cade Enns, 20, from the North Okanagan Knights, recorded his first point for the Pod – an assist – on Dorohoy’s game-winner in the third.
Enns streaked in on a two-on-one and fired a pass to Dorohoy, who tucked the puck past North Van goalie Brandon Naidu.
“It was pretty exciting,” Dorohoy recalled. The Whalers finished two-for-five on the powerplay, while the Wolf Pack scored once on six opportunities.
In goal, Zuvic faced 39 shots and picked up his seventh win of the season. He even recorded an assist during Dorohoy’s natural hat trick.
With the win, the Pod improved to one game over .500 – 11 wins, 10 losses and a lone overtime loss – for 23 points. They still sit fourth in the Tom Shaw Conference, 10 points behind North Van, the conference leaders.
First: White Rock # 18 Jacob Dorohoy
Second: White Rock # 55 Ryden Mathieson
Third: North Van # 27 Sebastiano Biagi