Devils struggle to score

Junior B hockey team drops two games in Pacific Junior Hockey League play

Scoring one goal in a game likely won’t be enough for a win in the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL).

The North Delta Devils learned scoring once in two games isn’t going to get the job done either.

The North Delta Devils were blanked 8-0 by the North Vancouver Wolf Pack Wednesday night in North Vancouver, then were clipped 2-1 by the Ridge Meadows Flames Saturday at home in the Sungod Arena.

The Wolf Pack held North Delta to just 18 shots on goal, scoring eight themselves on 28 shots at the Devils goal. North Vancouver was two-for-seven on the powerplay, while the Devils were scoreless on five chances. After a scoreless first 20 minutes, North Vancouver scored three goals in the second period before adding five more in the third.

On home ice Saturday, the Devils fired 42 shots at Ridge Meadows netminder – and former Devil – Tyler Read, but didn’t score  until the game was out of reach. Thomas Cecchi scored the North Delta goal with just seven seconds to play, but the Flames already assured of a win with a 2-0 lead.

Ridge Meadows scored midway through the first period, and again five minutes into the third. North Delta was scoreless on three powerplay chances, while the Flames were shutout on five opportunities.

North Delta’s record slipped to 6-21-1 (won-lost-tied), 15 points out of a playoff position in the Tom Shaw Conference.

The Devils play a pair of first place teams this week, visiting the Aldergrove Kodiaks tomorrow (Wednesday) then playing at home to the Delta Ice Hawks Saturday at 7:15 p.m. in the Sungod Arena.

Surrey North Delta Leader

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