The Port Moody Black Panthers put up a great battle, with outstanding work by their net-minder Angus Redmond against an all-out puck assault by the Aldergrove Kodiaks Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Aldergrove Arena.
The Panthers took it into overtime, tied at three apiece, before Kodiak Roshen Jaswal netted the winner at 43 seconds into OT.
The Kodiaks led in shots on goal all three periods, for a grand total of 59, versus 38 from the Panthers. The Panthers also opened the scoring in the first period at 5:23 and were up 1-0 at the start of the second.
The Kodiaks opened the scoring in the second, with one from Stephen Ryan at 3:00 on a power play, assisted by Adam Callegari and Joshua Cronin. It was a seesaw battle, however, with the Panthers responding on their power play at 6:38. This was followed with the Kodiaks’ Scott McHaffie scoring at 16:05, assisted by Stefan Gonzales and Spencer McHaffie. This evened it up only briefly as the Panthers closed the second with another power play goal at 17:43, to go up 3-2 at the start of the third.
The Kodiaks came out stronger in the third and Kodiaks’ Brandon Dolby scored the period’s only goal at 2:58, assisted by Ryan Veillet and Jackson Waniek.
Roshen Jaswal’s overtime goal at 43 seconds was assisted by the McHaffie twins, Spencer and Scott.
Scott McHaffie was named game first star and Roshen Jaswal second star.
The win puts the Kodiaks at 17 points after 17 games (8-8-1-0). They travel to Abbotsford Friday night to play the Harold Brittain conference leading Pilots (21 points after 16 games).