The Aldergrove Kodiaks wrapped up their first round of playoffs action Wednesday night at Aldergrove Arena with a 7-4 win over Mission Outlaws.
The Kodiaks had won the first three games but were badly beaten in game four, before taking the series in game five.
The win advances the Kodiaks, the Pacific Junior Hockey League champions, to the next round in the Harold Brittain conference playoffs against the Ridge Meadows Flames. The Flames took their series 4-1 against the Abbotsford Pilots.
The first-placed Kodiaks finished 24 points ahead of the Flames in the standings and took all six regular season meetings, but Ridge Meadows won their last five regular season games before eliminating Abbotsford 4-1 in the first round.
The Kodiaks host the Flames in game one of the conference’s final playoffs March 1 at Aldergrove Arena, followed by the Flames hosting game two at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge this Friday, March 3, 7:30 p.m..
Games three and four are both at Aldergrove Arena, on Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 8, 7:15 p.m.
Game five, if needed, will be at Planet Ice on Friday, March 10, 7:35 p.m.
Over in the Tom Shaw conference the division’s top team, Delta Ice Hawks led their series 4-1 over North Vancouver Wolf Pack, and the Grandview Steelers led 4-3 over the Richmond Sockeyes.