KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Kodiak Ty Pickering in action against the Mission Outlaws, Nov. 1. Pickering earned two points on Nov. 2 with a goal and an assist against the Richmond Sockeyes.

KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Kodiak Ty Pickering in action against the Mission Outlaws, Nov. 1. Pickering earned two points on Nov. 2 with a goal and an assist against the Richmond Sockeyes.

Aldergrove Kodiaks battle Sockeyes to 4-4 tie

Aldergrove Kodiaks battled the Richmond Sockeyes to the first tie of the season for both teams

The Aldergrove Kodiaks battled the Richmond Sockeyes to the first tie of the season for both PJHL teams, Nov. 2 at Richmond Arena.

After the first period ended in a 1-1 draw, the Kodiaks stormed into a 3-2 lead in the second period.

The Sockeyes pulled their goalie at the start of the third period to give themselves their only man advantage of the game and were rewarded with a goal at 36 seconds into the period, to even it up at 3-3.

The Kodiaks had been unable to score on three power plays in the second period but their fourth power play in the third period netted a goal and a 4-3 lead at 13:39.

However, in the dying minute of the game the Sockeyes evened it up at 4-4 to take it into overtime.

Two five minute rounds of overtime play were scoreless, and the game was declared a draw at 4-4.

Scoring for Aldergrove that night were Matt Oliver, Kyle Bosko, Clayton Schroeder and Ty Pickering. Assists came from Pickering, David Stickney, Oliver, Evan Cusmano, Arjan Cheema and Ryleigh Anderson.

Th Sockeyes outshot the Kodiaks 37-32.

The result leaves the Kodiaks at 17 points after 17 games (7-7-1-2).

Oliver has accumulated 33 points in 17 games for second place in the league’s leaders, while Bosko is seventh with 25 points.

Next up is an away game at Burnaby Winter Club this Sunday, Nov. 5 against the Grandview Steelers.