Wednesday night was whacky night in the Pacific International Jr. 'B' hockey league.
One of the leads in a brigade of befuddlers was the Port Moody Black Panthers.
With the Ridge Meadows Flames and Aldergrove Kodiaks posting huge upset wins over the Grandview Steelers and Richmond Sockeyes respectively, the visiting Cats got in on the act by settling for a sloppy 6-6 tie with the unheralded North Vancouver Wolf Pack.
Down 5-2 late in the second period, the Cats rallied for the game's next four goals, only to surrender one more with five minutes remaining to eventually settle for the draw.
While the Cats coughed up only one powerplay goal, a truckload of penalties permitted them from gaining any momentum and continues to pose a problem, said Black Panthers GM Ron Luniw.
"I don't know what to expect anymore," said Luniw, whose team has surrendered 17 goals, including five while a man down, in its last three games. "If you want to play in the penalty box, that's what's going to happen to you.
"The kicker [Wednesday] was we still got one point."
The Cats sit 5-5-4-1 and in third spot in the five-team Harold Brittain Conference, seemingly unable to get over the .500 hockey hump.
"We showed a lot of character coming back from 5-2 but we shouldn't have put ourselves there in the first place," Luniw said.
Martin Campbell spurred the Cats with two goals and one assist. Other PoMo marksmen were Dominik Gabrych, Matthew Bevilacqua, Anthony Borri and Dylan Friel.
The Cats visit the North Delta Flyers tonight (Friday) before hosting the Mission Icebreakers on Saturday at PoMo Rec Complex, 7:45 p.m.
ICING: Coquitlam Chiefs blanked the Westside Warriors 4-0 to capture the Kelowna Midget Tier 2 hockey tournament title last weekend. Andrew Walton, Cameron Davitt, Peter Matthews and Robyn Batchelor each scored, while Kai McDonald scooped the shutout.