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Kodiaks on win streak, defeat Sockeyes 5-3

Aldergrove Kodiaks keeper Mark Menicucci was outstanding in net Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Aldergrove Arena, stopping all but three of the Richmond Sockeyes shots, in a 5-3 win for thye Kodiaks. - HARRY HUNT PHOTO
Aldergrove Kodiaks keeper Mark Menicucci was outstanding in net Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Aldergrove Arena, stopping all but three of the Richmond Sockeyes shots, in a 5-3 win for thye Kodiaks.
— image credit: HARRY HUNT PHOTO

The Aldergrove Kodiaks gave everything they had Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Aldergrove Arena, and were rewarded with an important 5-3 win over the Richmond Sockeyes.

It was the Kodiaks' fourth win in a row and was a disciplined effort on both sides and the Sockeyes were the only ones to score on a power play.

Richmond opened the scoring at 6:40 in the first but the Kodiaks responded with a pair to close the period up 2-1. Scoring for Aldergrove were Brandon Dolby at 8:31, from Tyson Solotki and Cole Gastel, and by Kenny Prato at 10:39, from Adam Callegari and MacLean Hewitt.

The Sockeyes evened it up in the second period, and made it 3-2 at 40 seconds into the third on the power play. It was to be their last goal of the night though, as Aldergrove came back with three more for the 5-3 win.

Scoring for the Kodiaks were Hewitt at 4:02, from Callegari and Prato, Stephen Ryan at 9:10 from captain Daniel Higgs, and Stefan Gonzales closed it out with an empty-netter at 19:58.

Shots on goal were 45 for Sockeyes, 39 for Kodiaks. Game stars were Hewitt, Callegari and Gonzales.

The win puts Aldergrove at 29 points after 26 games (14-11-1-0), and 11 points behind conference leader Abbotsford Pilots.

The Kodiaks travel to Mission to play the Outlaws Thursday, Dec. 13, then to Port Moody to play the panthers on Saturday, Dec. 15 before hosting their last game of the year at Aldergrove Arena, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7:15 p.m., versus Delta Ice Hawks.

The Aldergrove Kodiaks totally dominated their game against North Delta Devils at Sungod Arena on Saturday night, Dec. 8.

The Kodiaks opened the scoring in the first period on a power play at 2:55 by Kenny Prato, assisted by Adam Callegari and MacLean Hewitt.

The Kodiaks scored three more in the first half of the second period before the Devils finally notched one on a power play at 10:11.

Those three Kodiaks goals were by Ryan Veillet at 4:39 (assisted by Scott and Spencer McHaffie), Spencer McHaffie at 5:44 (assisted by Veillet and Spencer McHaffie) and a power play goal by Callegari at 6:17 (assisted by Prato and Joshua Cronin).

Callegari closed out the second period with the Kodiaks’ last goal of the night at 10:58 (assisted by Hewitt and Prato). The Devils scored the third period’s only goal to end the game a 5-2 win for the Kodiaks.

Both teams were equal with shots on goal at 27 apiece. Game stars were Callegari for first, Prato for second and Veillet for third.

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