Wolf Pack take first bite from Steelers

A little bit of turbulence unspooled the Grandview Steelers' perfect start to the 2019/20 Pacific Junior B Hockey League season.

After winning their first two games, the Steelers ran up against a hot goalie in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with the Mission Outlaws, then suffered a hard-luck 4-3 overtime loss on Sunday at the hands of the defending league champion North Van Wolf Pack.

There's nothing wrong with a little adversity, especially to start the season.

Grandvie held a 3-2 lead Sunday, thanks to goals by third-year forward Jordan Myers 1:55 into the third period, and Jarod Yau, nearly five minutes later. But the visiting Wolf Pack knotted it up at 3-3 on Dominic Davis' goal with 2:54 remaining in regulation. They completed the win 23 seconds into the second five-minute extra frame when Alex Suprynowicz beat Cale Dolan.

Anthony Benevoli had opened the scoring just 13 seconds into the contest, on a setup from Jameson Crawford.

Dolan faced 36 shots in the game.

One day earlier, Ethan Reilly put Grandview in the lead with a powerplay marker 3:28 of the first, and Mission netted its goal with our minutes to play in the second period. No one scored over 10 minutes of extra time.

The Steelers fired 37 shots at the Outlaws net but were only able to beat Daniel Zuvic once, while Emmet Larson turned aside 23 shots in his first start to the season.

Grandview will host Port Moody on Sunday, 7:15 p.m. at the Burnaby Winter Club.

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