For their second game in a row the Aldergrove Kodiaks took an overtime loss, falling 6-5 to the Ridge Meadows Flames at Planet Ice, Friday, Oct. 10.
The OT loss followed a similar score at home versus the Langley Knights Oct. 8, but the losses at least provided a pair of points to give the Kodiaks 10 points after 10 games (3-3-1-3) and put them in second place in the Harold Brittain conference. The Knights sit at number one with 12 points after nine games.
The Kodiaks outshot the Flames 39-33 and scored twice on eight power plays, while the Flames were blank on three power plays.
The Kodiaks were up 1-0 at the start of the second after Brandon Dolby scored at 17:40 of the first, assisted by Maximilian Fritz and William Mann.
The Flames scored twice in the second before Kodiak Dylan Geiger scored, assisted by Nolan Wallinger and Dryden West to even it up. However, the Flames closed the second period with one more to put them up 3-2.
The Kodiaks scored three times in the third period, but the Flames closed the period with two more to set the overtime play.
Scorers for Aldergrove were Jordan Funk from Cameron Davitt and Joshua Poitras, and the two power plays by Elvis Jansons from Eric Callegari and Davit, and by Callegari from Davitt and Poitras.
Both teams had power plays in the first overtime but it was Grant Rostvig who scored for the Flames at 2:16 of the second power play.
The Kodiaks return to Aldergrove Arena to host North Vancouver Wolf Pack on Wednesday, Oct. 15, puck drop at 7:15 p.m. (after Star press deadline, see website for update: www.aldergrovestar.com). The Kodiaks travel to Port Moody to take on the Panthers this Saturday, Oct. 18 and host the Grandview Steelers at Aldergrove Arene, Wednesday, Oct. 22, puck drop 7:15 p.m. On the following night, Oct. 23, the Kodiaks travel to Langley to take on the Knights at Preston Arena.