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.

Just Posted

Langley artists lauded by country music industry

BC Country Music Association held its 42nd awards Sunday, co-hosted by Langley’s Karen Lee Batten.

Langley City Boxing wins fight to continue Clash series

The Langley City Boxing club and Coast Convention management met an agreement to continue Clash

Langley Fastball Association wins Association of the Year

Award at SoftballBC Awards Gala in Kamloops

Langley rollover crash slows traffic on 200 Street in Willoughby

Crews called to Monday afternoon collision involving two cars

VIDEO: Langley BMX racers propel pumpkins down their track

Once the standard race day was over, riders let a series of gourds roll down their Brookswood track.

‘She’s charging. Oh God’: Mama grizzly runs at B.C. man armed with shotgun

People online were quick to question – and defend – a man’s decision to shoot a grizzly bear charging him on a Bella Coola front yard

Red Sox beat Dodgers 8-4 in Game 1 of World Series

Benintendi has 4 hits as Boston cruises at Fenway

Lower Mainland boy has bike and prosthetic arm stolen

Bike has been recovered, but arm still missing

Canada announces $20M fund for women entrepreneurs

New federal program will provide up to $100,000 for female business owners to grow their operations

Vancouver Island man claims falling ice smashed his truck windshield

Man discovered volleyball-sized chunk ice on his truck Saturday, near Nanaimo, B.C.

B.C. veteran combats PTSD in the ring and on the farm

Cam Tetrault is a valuable contributor at Quesnel’s Two Rivers Boxing Club

B.C. vegan butcher to appear on Dragons’ Den

Victoria’s Very Good Butchers will star in Nov. 29 episode

Vancouver mom creates screen-free kids’ entertainment

Luna Cheng, who grew up in Langley, is one of the creators of BoredBox.

Fast ferries from B.C. spotted in Egypt

Controversial aluminum BC Ferries vessels ’big white elephants covered in dust,’ eyewitness says

Most Read