The Aldergrove Kodiaks are the PJHL 2014 champions after defeating Richmond Sockeyes 5-1

Aldergrove Kodiaks win 2014 PJHL championship

Aldergrove Kodiaks are once again the Pacific Junior Hockey League champions, after defeating the Richmond Sockeyes 5-1, March 31

The Aldergrove Kodiaks are once again the Pacific Junior Hockey League champions, after defeating the Richmond Sockeyes 5-1 at Richmond Arena on Monday, March 31.

It was the third win in a row for the Kodiaks who were down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series after losing to the Sockeyes on March 26 at Aldergrove Arena. The wins on March 27, 29 and 31 were a vindication for the Kodiaks after losing all four championship games last year in a sweep by the Sockeyes.

This season the two teams were evenly matched, and many observers had predicted the Aldergrove-Richmond series would go the full seven games.

The victory sets the stage for the Kodiaks’ next challenge, the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Nelson on April 10-13, hosted by the Nelson Leafs. This B.C. championship series pits the Kodiaks against the Vancouver Island JHL champions, the Victoria Cougars, and the Kootenay JHL champions (yet to be determined with an April 1 finals between the Kamloops Storm and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks), along with the host Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay JHL.

The winner of that series advances as the provincial champions to the Keystone Cup for the Western Canadian championships. This series, hosted by Abbotsford Pilots on April 17-20, features the top teams from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northern Ontario, along with the host Pilots.

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