The Aldergrove Kodiaks moved to the top of the Junior B hockey league with a 6-3 win over Surrey Knights Thursday, Oct. 13.
The Knights have been struggling with 10 losses in as many games, while the Kodiaks have won nine in 12 games for 18 points. This is tied with the Ridge Meadows Flames, although the Flames have a game in hand.
Thursday’s game at North Surrey Rec Centre saw the Kodiaks open the scoring in the first period, with one from Cameron Davitt, assisted by Clayton Schroeder and Max Duchnycz.
The Kodiaks would score two more in the second before the Knights notched their first goal. Kodiak Davitt was first on a power play, assisted by Eric Callegari, followed by Jacob De Waal, from Quinncy Leroux.
Callegari would score on another power play in the second, assisted by Elijah Vilio, before the Knights responded to make it 4-2 for the Kodiaks at the start of the third.
Callegari scored short-handed early in the third, assisted by Davitt and Vilio, followed by a power play goal from the Knights. Leroux, assisted by Callegari, scored an empty-netter late in the game to close the scoring at 6-3.
The Kodiaks outshot the Knights 43-24. Callegari was the game’s second star.
Next up, the Kodiaks host the Delta Ice Hawks on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7:15 p.m. at Aldergrove Arena.
The Kodiaks host North Vancouver Wolf Pack on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7:15 p.m., followed by a trip to Maple Ridge to play the Flames on Friday, Otc. 28.