Aldergrove Kodiak Eric Callegari scored a short-handed goal and an unassisted goal in the third period against Grandview Steelers on Sunday

Kodiaks add three points over weekend with win and tie

Aldergrove Kodiaks are firmly in third place in the conference with an assured spot in the playoffs, starting later this month.

The Aldergrove Kodiaks took a 4-3 overtime win and a 3-3 tie over the weekend to add another three points to their regular season record.

The Kodiaks now stand at 45 points after 40 games (21-16-1-2), with four games left before the playoffs begin.

The Kodiaks defeated the Harold Brittain conference leading Mission Outlaws 4-3 in the second overtime on Saturday night at Mission Leisure Centre.

Kodiak Brandon Dolby opened the scoring in the first period, assisted by Spencer Unger and Joshua Poitras, but the Outlaws evened it up for a 1-1 tie at the start of the second. The Outlaws also scored the second period’s only goal to take a 2-1 lead.

However, the Kodiaks scored two more early in the third to take a 3-2 lead, with markers from Wyatt Versluis and Cameron Davitt, assisted by Kyle Bosko, Lucas Stratford, Derian White and Chase Manderville. The Outlaws then scored on a power play to take the game into overtime.

Kodiak Spencer Unger scored the winner at 1:12 in the second overtime, with assists from Brandon Dolby and Davin Padgham. Unger was also the night’s first star.

The Kodiaks outshot the Outlaws 32-29 but were unable to score on any of eight power plays, while the Outlaws scored on two of 11.

The Kodiaks also outshot the Grandview Steelers, 41-33, on Sunday afternoon at Burnaby Winter Club, in a 3-3 tied game.

The Steelers took the lead and were up 3-0 in the second period before Kodiak Cameron Davitt scored in the dying minute, assisted by Nathan Washington and Davin Padgham.

The Kodiaks scored another unanswered pair of goals in the third to take it into overtime. Scorers were Eric Callegari on both, including one unassisted and the other short-handed with assist from Joshua Poitras.Callegari was the game’s first star and Kodiak keeper Cole Forbes was third star.

The Kodiaks are firmly in third place in the conference with an assured spot in the playoffs, starting later this month. Aldergrove will likely face the Abbotsford Pilots in the first round of playoffs.

Kodiaks remaining regular season home games are Feb. 3 versus Delta Ice Hawks and Feb. 10 versus Richmond Sockeyes. The away games are Feb. 4 at Langley Knights and Feb. 9 at Delta Ice Hawks.

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