North Delta’s Tristan Jarry plays for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo: commons.wikimedia.org)

North Delta’s Tristan Jarry plays for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo: commons.wikimedia.org)

NHL HOCKEY

North Delta’s Jarry is hot for Penguins as team heads for Vancouver

‘It’s fun to play a lot and it’s fun to win,’ Tristan Jarry says

North Delta’s Tristan Jarry has a hot hand as starting goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins as the team prepares to battle the Canucks here on Saturday night (Dec. 21).

If he gets the start in Vancouver, the game would be a triumphant homecoming for Jarry, who has 10 wins and five losses in 15 games this NHL season, and a sizzling .940 save percentage.

Last week, Jarry had a franchise-record shutout streak ended at 177:15 minutes in a loss to Montreal, but rebounded the next game to earn his third shutout in four games.

“It’s fun,” Jarry said after the Dec. 12 win over Columbus, in a story posted to nhl.com.

“It’s fun to play a lot and it’s fun to win.”

The Surrey-born Jarry, 24, was selected by the Penguins in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. In recent seasons, he has split his time between the NHL club and its AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Now, he’s earned the starting role in goal for the Penguins, who are playing without injured star forward Sidney Crosby at the moment.

Winners of three in a row, the Penguins play in Edmonton tonight (Friday) before their game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday.

Years ago in North Delta, Jarry was in the French-immersion program at Devon Gardens Elementary. Later, he was schooled at Burnsview Secondary before switching to Delta Hockey Academy and studies in South Delta. After that, he played four seasons with Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL.

• RELATED STORY, from August 2016: Penguins prospect Tristan Jarry trains at Planet Ice in Delta.

In November 2017, Jarry became the Penguins’ starter for the first time, after Matt Murray went down with a leg injury in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

A year later, on Nov. 14, 2018, Jarry made history by scoring a goal into an empty net for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the AHL team’s 5-1 win over Springfield Thunderbirds.

“Jarry became the first goaltender in Penguins history, and the 14th in AHL history, to record a goal,” said a post on the team’s Youtube channel.

The goal is shown in video below.

The Penguins’ former starting goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury, was in net for Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday (Dec. 19) at Rogers Arena when the Canucks beat the visitors 5-4 in overtime, on a winner scored by Chris Tanev.

Elias Pettersson scored twice for the Canucks (17-15-4), and Antoine Roussel and Tanner Pearson had the other goals.

The win was Vancouver’s second in 10 games against the Golden Knights since Vegas joined the league in 2017-18. The Canucks are 2-7-1 against Vegas over that span.

with a file from the Canadian Press



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police barricade (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Surrey RCMP investigate shooting overnight at Whalley motel

Sergeant Elenore Sturko said a 38-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering from a serious injury

The South Point Exchange Wendy’s location was ordered closed for 10 days due to COVID-19. The closure took effect on April 9, 2021. (Google Streetview screenshot)
COVID-19 prompts 10-day closure of South Surrey fast-food restaurant

Fraser Health confirms order for South Point Wendy’s was issued April 9

Surrey School District building. (File photo)
‘We’re in a financial lockdown’: Surrey school district working with $40M budget deficit

District, board points to lack of immigration for new student enrolment

DriveBC says a vehicle incident could cause some delays on Highway 1 near 152nd Street heading westbound Thursday morning (April 15). (Map: Google Maps)
Part of HOV lane blocked on Highway 1 in Surrey

DriveBC tweets westbound lane near 152nd Street is blocked

Commercial trucks head south towards the Pacific Highway border crossing Wednesday (April 14, 2021). The union representing Canadian border officers wants its members to be included on the frontline priority list for the COVID-19 vaccine. (Aaron Hinks photo)
CBSA officers’ union calls for vaccine priority in B.C.

Border officers at ports including South Surrey’s Pacific Highway should ‘not be left behind’

A man wears a protective face covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he walks past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
COVID-19 spike in B.C. could overwhelm B.C. hospitals: modelling group

There are 397 people are in hospital due to the virus, surpassing a previous high of 374 seen in December

A deep cut on a humpback whale is shown in this recent handout photo in the Vancouver area. A conservation organization is warning boaters to be extra careful to prevent further harm to an injured humpback whale swimming in the Vancouver area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ocean Wise, Vanessa Prigollini *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Boaters urged to use caution around hurt humpback off Vancouver

Ocean Wise says watchers first noticed the wound 3 days ago and believe it was caused by a vessel strike

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Ron Rauch and his wife Audrey are photographed at their home in Victoria, Friday, March 5, 2021. Their daughter Lisa Rauch died on Christmas Day 2019 when a tactical officer with the Victoria Police Department shot her in the back of the head with plastic bullets after barricading herself in a room that was on fire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. families push for changes as special committee examines provincial Police Act

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth acknowledged the need to update the legislation last year

Major-General Dany Fortin, left, looks on as Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The Public Health Agency of Canada has set aside up to $5 billion to pay for COVID-19 vaccines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada negotiating contracts to secure COVID-19 booster shots for next year: Anand

Most of Canada’s current vaccine suppliers are already testing new versions against variants

Demonstrators at the legislature on April 14 called on the province to decriminalize drug possession and provide widespread access to regulated safe supply across B.C. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Rally calls for decriminalization, safe supply on 5th anniversary of overdose emergency declaration

From 2016 to the end of February, 7,072 British Columbians died due to overdose

(Government of Canada)
Liberal MP caught stark naked during House of Commons video conference

William Amos, in Quebec, appeared on the screens of his fellow members of Parliament completely naked

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 1, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 case count jumps to 1,168 Wednesday, nearly 400 in hospital

Now 120 coronavirus patients in intensive care, six more deaths

Most Read