The Squamish Wolf Pack will be on the prowl in the corridor on Monday (Oct. 11), when the Pacific International Junior Hockey League team will roll into Whistler's Meadow Park Sports Centre for an evening tilt with the Port Moody Panthers. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. on the holiday Monday.
Heading into the Thanksgiving weekend, the Squamish squad had strung together a 2-5 start to the season. The Wolf Pack players produced their second win of the season last Saturday (Oct. 2), knocking off the Aldergrove Kodiaks 5-3 at Brennan Park Arena.
Whistler's Matthew Bonin notched an assist in the home-ice victory, marking his second helper and second point of the young season.
Head Coach Matt Samson said Bonin, the lone Whistler product playing for the Wolf Pack this season, has been doing well. Though he hasn't yet been producing as much offensively as he'd perhaps hoped, Bonin is settling in with the Junior B team and should hit his stride, the coach said.
Samson said the Wolf Pack players have been working hard, and some new additions to the roster last week helped boost the back end and bolster a penalty-killing crew that blanked the opposition in six power plays in Saturday's game.
The Wolf Pack is set to play twice before turkey time, with games on Friday (Oct. 8) in Maple Ridge and Saturday (Oct. 9) at home against the Abbotsford Pilots.
Pridy picked for ACA camp
Whistler's Morgan Pridy recently headed for Austria with a group of top young ski racers invited to an Alpine Canada (ACA) training camp for national team prospects.
Pridy is one of nine racers selected to ski in two camps, which an Alpine Canada statement described as part of a "renewed emphasis on the development of future national team skiers." The chosen men headed to Hintertux, Austria, for a camp that started on Sept. 22, and the women will train in Pitztal and Sölden, Austria, in October.
Alpine Canada announced the camps, and the athletes invited, in a statement released last Wednesday. Pridy is joined in the group of nine by Madison McLeish of the Alberta Ski Academy, Erik Read and Trevor Philp of the Banff Alpine Racers and Sasha Zaitsoff of the Red Mountain Racers, as well as four skiers from Ontario and Quebec clubs.
Alpine Canada officials also invited 10 prospects to train in New Zealand in August, sometimes putting them on snow alongside national team members.
Whistler teenager Emina Ida is playing for the Vancouver Fusion of the B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League. Because of a reporting error, incorrect information about the team and league appeared in an article in the Sept. 30 edition of The Question.
The Question regrets the error.