Abbotsford Pilots keeper William Latimer left the net wide open for Aldergrove Kodiaks' scorer Stephen Ryan (#19) on a power play on Wednesday night at Aldergrove Arena. The Kodiaks won this playoffs game 2-0 to lead the series 2-0.

Aldergrove Kodiaks take 2-0 lead over Pilots

The Aldergrove Kodiaks have taken a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven playoffs series against the Abbotsford Pilots.

The Aldergrove Kodiaks have taken a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven playoffs series against the Abbotsford Pilots.

The Kodiaks won by a decisive 7-2 on Tuesday night at Aldergrove Arena and shut the Pilots out the next night, 2-0, again at home.

The series moves to Abbotsford’s home ice at MSA Arena on Friday and Saturday nights. Game five, if needed, is back at Aldergrove this Wednesday, March 12.

Poor discipline on Tuesday night cost the Pilots dearly as the Kodiaks scored on four of seven power plays, while the Pilots were unable to score on the sole Kodiaks penalty for delay of game. The Kodiaks also outshot the Pilots 40-28.

The first period was scoreless, but the Kodiaks were up 4-1 at the start of the third. Kodiaks scorers were Stephen Ryan, Jonathan Philley and a pair by Spencer McHaffie, both on power plays.

Third period goals were by Adam Callegari, and one power play goal apiece by Spencer Unger and Robert Jang.

McHaffie and Ryan were first and second stars of the game.

Kodiaks keeper Jordan Liem stopped all 26 shots by the Pilots on Wednesday, earning himself the game’s first star.

Aldergrove’s two goals were by Spencer McHaffie in the first period and Stephen Ryan in the second on a power play. Kodi Schwarz was named third star that night.

The Kodiaks outshot the Pilots 43-26.

The winner of the Harold Brittain conference series will carry on to fight the Tom Shaw conference winner. In the latter division the second round series between Richmond Sockeyes and North Vancouver Wolf Pack begins tonight (Thursday) at Richmond Arena.

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