January 16 Game Recap

Declan Warburton was the lone Delta goal-scorer on Tuesday night, netting his ninth and tenth goals in the Hawks’ 4-2 loss to North Van Tuesday night. // Katie Lawrence-Balloch photo



In the sixth and final game between the Delta Ice Hawks and North Vancouver Wolf Pack this season, the Wolf Pack evened the season series at three with a 4-2 win at the Ladner Leisure Centre.

Penalties hurt the Hawks in this one, with all three Wolf Pack goals coming on the man-advantage in the first and second periods.

The game was scoreless until the last minute of the first period, when the Wolf Pack were able to capitalize on a power play to take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.

In the second, Delta racked up five minor penalties and paid the price on two of them, with the Wolf Pack leading 3-0 after 40 minutes of play.

The Ice Hawks took advantage of a power play themselves to start the third period, with Yuji AKimoto crashing the zone and passing inside to Declan Warburton for a quick tap in to finally beat Braydon Burrows and get the home team on the board.

Warburton scored the first even-strength goal of the game late in the third, taking a pass from Nicholas Kolb off a faceoff and backhanding it over the shoulder of Burrows to make it a one-goal game with three minutes left.

But with the Hawks’ net empty, North Van went on a 2-on-1 and slid home the dagger to take a 4-2 win.