The Mission City Outlaws defeated the Abbotsford Pilots 5-2 in the final deciding regular season game to finish in the top spot of the Harold Brittain conference with 64 points.
The Pilots followed at 62 points and the Aldergrove Kodiaks with a season total of 51 points are to face the Pilots in the first round of PJHL playoffs.
The Outlaws will face the Ridge Meadows Flames, which finished the season with 43 points.
In the Tom Shaw conference the North Vancouver Wolf Pack (67 points) will face the Delta Ice Hawks (46 points) in their first round of playoffs, and the Grandview Steelers (51 points) will face the Richmond Sockeyes (48 points).
The schedule for the best-of-seven playoffs round between the Aldergrove Kodiaks and Abbotsford Pilots has been set.
Game times are:
Tues., Feb. 16, 7 p.m. at MSA Arena
Wed., Feb. 17, 7:15 p.m. at Aldergrove Arena
Fri., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. at MSA Arena
Sun., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. at Aldergrove Arena
Tues., Feb. 23, 7 p.m. at MSA Arena
Wed., Feb. 24, 7:15 p.m. at Aldergrove Arena
Fri., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. at MSA Arena
The Aldergrove Kodiaks head into the playoffs with four of the top-20 league-leading players, including top players #8 and #9, Eric Callegari and Cameron Davitt, respectively.
Callegari has notched 26 goals and 26 assists in 42 games for a total of 52 points, while Davitt scored 23 and assisted in 29 goals in 44 games for a total of 52 points.
Kodiak Spencer Unger is not far behind with 49 points in 43 games, with 16 goals and 33 assists.
Especially noteworthy is rookie Kodiak defenceman Davin Padgham, who has scored nine goals and assisted in 34 for a total of 43 points in 42 games. Padgham at #18 is one of only three rookies in the league’s top-20, and is the only defenceman to make the list, except for his older brother Brock (#14 on the list), who plays for the Mission Outlaws.
Aldergrove Kodiaks finished the regular season with 51 points in 44 games and are playing the Abbotsford Pilots in the first round of playoffs this week. -Kurt Langmann photo