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Devils win a pair

Julius Ho of the North Delta Devils had a five-point night, including three goals, in a 6-3 win over the Squamish Wolf Pack Saturday. - FILE PHOTO /BLACK PRESS
Julius Ho of the North Delta Devils had a five-point night, including three goals, in a 6-3 win over the Squamish Wolf Pack Saturday.
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A two-game road win streak has vaulted the North Delta Devils back into second place in the Tom Shaw Conference of the Pacific International Hockey League.

The Devils stopped the Port Moody Black Panthers 2-1 last Tuesday (Feb. 1), then traveled to Squamish Saturday night where they defeated the struggling Wolf Pack 6-3

North Delta slid a point ahead of the Grandview Steelers with a 23-15-5 (won-loss-overtime loss) record. The Devils have three games to play, while Grandview still has five games to play.

The Devils fired 46 shots at Wolf Pack netminder Brighton MacDonald, but were held to a 1-1 tie after 20 minutes. They led 3-1 after two periods, and were up 5-1 midway through the third before Squamish netted a pair of goals in the final six minutes of play.

Julius Ho had a huge game against a Wolf Pack team which has won just six of 42 games this season. Ho netted three goals, and assisted on a pair from Michael Nardi. Wesley Lee also tallied for the Devils.

North Delta was in the lead for much of Tuesday’s game in Port Moody, but had to hang on to get the victory. Julian Feijo, an affiliate player called up from North Delta minor Hockey Association’s Juvenile team, opened the scoring in the first period.

Stephen Campbell made it 2-0 two minutes into the final frame, and outshot the Devils 12-10 in the last 20 minutes while trying for the tying goal.

Alex Wind was in the North Delta goal, turning aside 28 of 29 shots.

The Devils visit the league-leading Richmond Sockeyes tomorrow (Thursday) night in Richmond, then host Grandview Saturday at the Sungod Arena. Face-off is 6:45 p.m.

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