The Aldergrove Kodiaks surrendered the tying goal late in the second period and then two more in the third as they saw their five-game winning streak come to an end.
The Kodiaks failed to hold a 3-2 lead, falling 5-3 to the visiting Mission City Outlaws on Oct. 2 at the Aldergrove Arena in PJHL junior B hockey action.
The Outlaws had raced out to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Nolan Dyck and Holden Wilkerson 46 seconds apart in the first period.
Joshua Cronin got the home side on the board with a power-play goal with eight seconds to go before intermission and then Adam Callegari and Roshen Jaswal made it 3-2 Kodiaks with just over five minutes to play in the second.
But Wilkerson’s second of the night tied the score at three in the final minute of the second and Bryce Pisiak struck on the power play 1:42 into the third for a 4-3 Mission lead. And four minutes later, Bakshi Gill made it 5-3 with the game’s final goal.
The Kodiaks outshot the Outlaws 54-43 but Outlaws goalie Jeffrey Veitch earned his keep in stopping all but three of them.
Kodiaks Scott McHaffie earned game third star for his two assists, while Outlaws Wilkerson and Gill were first and second stars, respectively.
The loss dropped Aldergrove to 5-2-0-0 on the season. However, the Kodiaks still lead their division with 10 points after seven games.
The Kodiaks will look to bounce back as they visit the Ridge Meadows Flames on Oct. 4 at Maple Ridge’s Planet Ice.