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Aldergrove Kodiaks stalled, lose 4-7 to Wolf Pack

Aldergrove Kodiaks suffered a disappointing 4-7 loss to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack at Aldergrove Arena, Jan. 20.
Aldergrove Kodiaks assistant captain Cameron Davitt (with the puck) had a good night against the North Vancouver Wolf Pack Jan. 20 at Aldergrove Arena. Davitt notched a goal

The Aldergrove Kodiaks suffered a disappointing 4-7 loss to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack at Aldergrove Arena, Jan. 20.

It was the Kodiaks' third loss in as many games and leaves the team stalled at 38 points after 36 games (18-16-0-2).

The Mission Outlaws and Abbotsford Pilots lead the Harold Brittain conference with both teams tied at 53 points after 38 games, Aldergrove is in third place and Ridge Meadows Flames follow at five points behind the Kodiaks.

Aldergrove had started out well and were leading 3-1 at the start of the second period. However, the Wolf Pack evened it up in the second to make it 4-4 going into the third, and scored three more in the third for the win.

Shots on goal were fairly even with 33 for the Wolf Pack and 31 for the Kodiaks, and both teams scored twice on four power plays each.

Kodiak Cameron Davitt was the game's third star for his goal and assist in the first period.

Scoring for Aldergrove were Nathan Washington, Davitt, Deryk Kirchner (unassisted) and Spencer Unger. Davitt and Kirchner both scored on power plays.

Assists came from Derian White, Davitt, Brandon Dolby, Davin Padgham, Eric Callegari and Kirchner.

Next up for the Kodiaks is an away game Jan. 23 versus the Port Moody Panthers, and a home game Jan. 27 versus the Ridge Meadows Flames. The Kodiaks close the month with two back-to-back away games, Jan. 30 and 31, against the Mission City Outlaws and Grandview Steelers, respectively.

The Kodiaks will have four remaining regular season games in February before playoffs begin. The dates are at home Feb. 3 versus Delta Ice Hawks, away Feb. 4 at Langley Knights, away Feb. 9 at Delta Ice Hawks and the season closer at home Feb. 10 against Richmond Sockeyes.

Aldergrove Kodiaks Ryleigh Anderson. (Kurt Langmann photo)

Stalled Kodiaks drop pair of gamesThe Aldergrove Kodiaks lost a pair of games last week to the Abbotsford Pilots and Ridge Meadows Flames.

The team is stalled but remain firmly in third place in the Harold Brittain conference and are certain of a place in the playoffs after the regular season ends next month.

The Pilots opened the scoring in the Jan. 13 game at Aldergrove Arena. Kodiak Brandon Dolby responded early the second period, assisted by Spencer Unger, but the Pilots scored three more before Unger scored on a power play to bring the score to 4-2 for the Pilots.Unger's assists came from Davin Padgham and Cameron Davitt.

The Pilots scored their final goal in the third and Kodiak Quinncy Leroux responded a minute later, assisted by Cameron Davitt, to end the game 6-3 for the Pilots.

The Pilots outshot the Kodiaks 42-32 and both teams scored one apiece on the power plays. Unger was named third star.

The Kodiaks took an early lead in the second period, Jan. 15, against the Flames, with a goal by Eric Callegari from Lucas Stratford. The Flames responded to even it up at 1-1 at the start of the third.

However, the Flames would go on to fire six goals in the third before the Kodiaks responded with three, to end the game 7-4 for the Flames.

The Kodiaks' final three goals were scored by Joshua Pollock (2) and Derian White, with assists from Erik Bocale, Nathan Washington, Davin Padgham (2), Eric Callegari and Ryleigh Anderson.

The Kodiaks outshot the Flames 59-37 and scored twice on the eight power plays while the Flames scored one on five. Pollock was named third star.