Two road victories for Devils
One more point in the standings is all the North Delta Devils need to clinch a Pacific Junior Hockey League playoff position.
The Devils blanked the Port Moody Panthers 2-0 in Port Moody Saturday night, all but wrapping up a top four finish in the Tom Shaw Conference with four games to play. At 20-16-3-1 (won-loss-overtime loss-tie), North Delta is in third place, 10 points up on the Grandview Steelers who have five games remaining.
The fourth-place North Vancouver Wolf Pack occupy the fourth-place position in the standings, and are six back the Devils with seven games left on their schedule.
For North Delta to drop into the basement (only the last place team will miss the postseason), they would need to lose their final four games while the Steelers win all five of their remaining contests.
North Delta was outshot in Port Moody, but got 28 saves from Tyler Read and tallied twice on their 21 shots at the Panthers goal. Tanner Lenting in the first period and Colin Catchpole in the second were the Devils goal scorers.
North Delta won't play until Feb. 5, when they visit the Delta Ice Hawks in Ladner.