The Aldergrove Kodiaks were on the right track, outshooting the host Port Moody Black Panthers on Saturday night two to one and staying out of the penalty box, but a costly mistake cost the Kodiaks the game in overtime.
The game was scoreless in the first two periods and the Kodiaks finally notched one in the second half of the third period. Ryan Procyshyn scored at 11:49 on one of six power plays, assisted by Kodi Schwarz and Stephen Ryan.
However, Panther Martin Campbell scored at 17:07 to take the game into overtime.
And after Joshua Cronin was sent to the sin bin at 2:28 for high sticking, Martin scored another at 2:57 to end the game 2-1 for the Panthers.
The Kodiaks outshot the Panthers 54-27 and Procyshyn and goalie Mark Menicucci earned the game’s first and third stars, respectively. Panther goalie Angus Redmond was second star of the night.
The Kodiaks picked up a point that night for the overtime win, but are stuck at nine points after 12 games (4-7-1-0).
The Kodiaks travel to Richmond to take on the Sockeyes Thursday, Oct. 25. The Kodiaks close out the month by hosting North Vancouver Wolf Pack Wednesday, Oct. 31.