The Aldergrove Kodiaks took their first loss in weeks, falling 2-3 at Port Moody Arena on Dec. 4.
The Kodiaks still maintain the best record in the Pacific Junior Hockey league, with 42 points after 27 games, for the most wins at 21 and fewest losses at six.
Kodiaks opened the scoring mere seconds into the first period with a goal by Jacob De Waal, with help from Eric Callegari and Kurt Klimek.
However, the Panthers scored three unanswered goals in the first half of the second period, despite being outshot 15-9 by the Kodiaks.
Kodiaks Cameron Davitt scored the only goal in the third, assisted by Callegari.
The Kodiaks outshot the Panthers 39-22 that night but failed to score on any of their six power plays, while the Panthers scored on one of four.
KODIAKS DEFEAT KNIGHTS 6-3
Aldergrove Kodiaks captain Eric Callegari’s hat trick made him the star of the 6-3 win over the Surrey Knights, Dec. 1 at North Surrey Rec Centre.
Callegari scored a goal in each period, and Kodiaks Cameron Davitt, Kurt Klimek and Arjan Cheema each scored one. The third period goals from Callegari and Cheema were on power plays.
Assists came from Derian White, Ryleigh Anderson (2), Elijah Vilio, Jacob De Waal (2), Cheema, Kyle Bosko, Callegari (2), Davitt and Ty Pickering.
The Kodiaks outshot the Knights 41-22 and the Knights failed to score on their sole power play that night.
UPCOMING KODIAKS GAMES
Upcoming games for the Kodiaks this month are:
Wed., Dec. 7 versus the Grandview Steelers at Aldergrove Arena;
Fri., Dec. 9 versus Abbotsford Pilots at MSA Arena;
Wed., Dec. 14 versus Mission Outlaws at Aldergrove Arena;
Wed., Dec. 21 versus Surrey Knights at Aldergrove Arena.