After just a few days off, the White Rock Whalers are back in action this week, against two teams in very different positions.
Sitting 2nd in the Tom Shaw Conference, the Pod bounced back from a two game losing skid with a convincing 3-0 win over Delta on Saturday.
The squad aims to keep that momentum rolling as they make the trek out to Port Moody on Tuesday for a clash with the Panthers. Having won in their season opener, the Panthers have lost five straight games, which has them sitting in last place in the conference.
Chris Fortems gets set to take a face-off against Cameron Luk of the Port Moody Panthers in 2020. | Photo: Jody Harris Photography
A scramble in front of Langley's net leads to a Whalers goal in a 2021 Preseason game. | Photo: White Rock Whalers
White Rock last played Port Moody in January of 2020, which resulted in a 8-2 Whalers victory. Having been outscored 16-2 in their last two games, Port Moody will look to shake things up against Head Coach Jason Rogers, who has won five out of eight match ups between the two sides.
That one is set for Tuesday night with an 8:00pm puck drop from Port Moody Arena, with a stream of the game being broadcasted on HockeyTV.
Following that one, the squad is then set to host the undefeated Langley Trappers on Saturday night. Lead by a strong defence and superb goaltending to start the year, the Trappers have outscored their opponents 25-5 through their opening five games of the season. Langley does have two games before Saturday, including a Friday night tilt with Abbotsford, however it will be a rocking game at Centennial Arena.
Sitting at 2-6 all time against Langley, Coach Rogers is hopeful to improve upon that record and trip up the high-flying Trappers.
The puck will drop at 7:30pm on Saturday night from Centennial Arena. With limited capacity, be sure to arrive early enough to guarantee yourself a seat. The game will be streamed on HockeyTV, with Jordie Cunnigham on the mic. If you are planning on watching the game live in person, be sure to have your vaccine passport ready and wearing your mask for the full duration of the game.