Wolf Pack gets Burnaby boost in Cyclone Taylor bronze game

Burnaby's Jonathan Sheardown ensured that the North Van Wolf Pack's season ended of a boyant note, scoring in overtime to give the junior B hockey club a win in the Cyclone Taylor Cup bronze medal game on the weekend in Campbell River.

The provincial B hockey championship saw North Van, which won the Pacific Junior B title last month, rally from a 2-1 deficit to force extra time, with another Burnaby native, Aidan Bar-Lev-Wise forcing overtime with a tally at 12:36 of the third period.

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Sheardown, who began the year as a member of the Coquitlam junior A Express, buried the first shot AT 1:40 of the extra stanza.

The Wolf Pack posted a 2-2 record at the four-team championship tournament, beating the host Campbell River 5-2 in the opener. The squad suffered back-to-back setbacks, first 5-1 to eventual champion Revelstoke, and 3-0 to Victoria, to miss qualifying for the final.

Both Bar-Lev-Wise and Sheardown were part of a large 20-year-old core that helped pilot the club to the PJHL title, including a 4-0 sweep of the Grandview Steelers in the semifinals.

North Van's roster includes Justin Yee-Kozukan, an 18-year-old Burnaby player on an affiliate card.

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