The Aldergrove Kodiaks are now just one win away from taking the Harold Brittain conference playoffs championship, and moving into the Pacific Junior Hockey League championship playoffs.
The Kodiaks bested Ridge Meadows Flames 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Planet Ice, following a 6-3 win Friday night at Planet Ice, and a 4-1 win at Aldergrove Arena last Wednesday.
The Kodiaks will look to sweep the best-of-seven series Tuesday, March 7 at Aldergrove Arena, puck drop at 7:15 p.m. Game five, if needed, will be the following night, March 8, 7:15 p.m.
The Kodiaks led from the first period Sunday, scoring three in the period for a 3-0 lead going into the second.
The Flames scored twice in the second period, before the Kodiaks answered for the 4-2 game win. The third period was scoreless.
Kodiak Derian White opened the scoring, assisted by Cameron Davitt, and White scored another pair on power plays, with assists from Kyle Bosko (2), Ty Pickering and Jeremy Lagler. Kodiak captain Eric Callegari also scored on a power play, assisted by Lagler and Quinncy Leroux.
Kodiaks White and Bosko were the game’s first and second stars, respectively.
Kodiaks keeper Dawson Rodin has been in the net in all three playoffs games against the Flames.
Aldergrove outshot Ridge Meadows 45-24 that night.
In Friday’s game, the Flames opened the scoring on a power play late in the first period, but the Kodiaks responded with a pair before the buzzer went. Scoring for the Kodiaks were Cameron Davitt (short-handed) and Kyle Bosko, assisted by Joshua Poitras, Davin Padgham, Matt Oliver and Elijah Vilio.
Kodiaks Jacob De Waal and Davitt scored early in the second period before the Flame notched a pair of goals. Kodiak captain Callegari scored on a power play late in the period to bring it up to 5-3 for the Kodiaks.
Second period assists came from Davitt, Lincoln Lane (2), De Waal, Lagler and Leroux.
Kodiak Derian White scored the third period’s only goal for the 6-3 win. His assists came from Ryleigh Anderson and Lagler.
Davitt and De Waal were the game’s first and third stars, respectively.
The Kodiaks outshot the Flames 53-26 that night.