In their final game of 2011, the Aldergrove Kodiaks fell 3-2 to their arch-rivals, the Abbotsford Pilots.
The two junior B hockey clubs squared off on Dec. 23 at Abbotsford’s MSA Arena.
After Aldergrove’s Stephen Ryan opened the scoring, assisted by captain Jordan Pughe, Abbotsford responded with three goals to finish the period up 3-1.
Samuel Ramsey got the Kodiaks within one with an unassisted short-handed goal late in the second, but Aldergrove could not get the equalizer. Ramsay was named the game’s third star.
The Pilots outshot the Kodiaks slightly with 41 to 38, respectively.
The loss cut the Kodiaks lead to four points over Abbotsford atop the PIJHL’s Harold Brittain Conference. The Kodiaks sit at 40 points after 28 games (19-7-1-1).
After hosting Mission Icebreakers Jan. 4, Aldergrove Kodiaks travel to Ridge Meadows Flames on Jan. 6 and Delta Ice Hawks on Jan. 10 before hosting the Richmond Sockeyes on Dec. 11 at Aldergrove Arena.