After suffering a 4-6 loss to the Delta Ice Hawks Feb. 3 at Aldergrove Arena the Aldergrove Kodiaks paid back the Hawks with a vengeance Tuesday night with a 6-1 win over the Hawks in their arena.
It was the Kodiaks’ game right from the puck drop as the Kodiaks were up 3-0 in the first period and 6-0 in the second. Only a bit of a rally by the Hawks in the third resulted in the Hawks’ only goal that night, but it was not enough.
Kodiak Eric Callegari opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal and Derian White notched a pair of power play goals for the 3-0 lead. Assists came from Spencer Unger, Callegari and Davin Padgham, and Elijah Vilio and Nathan Washington, respectively.
In the second period Brandon Dolby scored another shorthanded goal, assisted by Cameron Davitt. This was followed by a goal from Ryleigh Anderson, assisted by Erik Bocale and Washington, and a power play goal by Callegari, assisted by Davitt and Unger.
Hawks’ Luc Soares scored their only goal early in the third period.
The Kodiaks outshot the Hawks every period except the third for an overall 32-24 shots on goal, and scored on three of six power plays while the hawks failed to find the back of the net on four power plays.
Callegari, White and Washington were named the game’s stars.
The Kodiaks stand at 49 points after 43 games (23-17-1-2) and their remaining regular season game is Feb. 10 at Aldergrove Arena versus the Richmond Sockeyes.
Barring a surprise upset for the Harold Brittain conference leading Mission Outlaws, the Kodiaks are headed to the first round of playoffs against the Abbotsford Pilots next week. The Pilots will have to win both of their remaining regular season games, including their final game against the Outlaws on Feb. 13, to move ahead of the Outlaws in the division.