Aldergrove Kodiaks keeper Ben Giesbrecht made a promising debut in the team's net against the visiting Grandview Steelers

Kodiaks battle Knights to draw

It would seem that the Aldergrove Kodiaks are mired in single-point games in the first quarter of their season.

It would seem that the Aldergrove Kodiaks are mired in single-point games in the first quarter of their season.

They battled the Harold Brittain conference leading Langley Knights to a 4-4 tie on Thursday (Oct. 23) at George Preston Arena, giving each team a single point for the night. The Kodiaks now stand at 12 points after 14 games (3-5-2-4), and the Knights lead with 19 points after 13 games (9-3-1-0).

A lot of the credit has to go to the Kodiaks’ new starting goalie, Ben Giesbrecht, who stopped 53 of the Knights’ 57 shots and earned himself the game’s second star. For the first time in a long time the Kodiaks were outshot, with 44 shots on the Knights’ net.

The Kodiaks were unable to score on their five power plays, while the Knights scored on both of their two power plays.

The Kodiaks opened the scoring early in the first period, when Jordan Funk netted the puck at 1:02, assisted by Cameron Davitt and Eric Callegari.

However, the Knights scored the next three goals before Jacon Cronin netted another in the dying minutes of the first, assisted by Maximillian Fritz and Dylan Geiger.

Down 3-2 at the start of the second, the Kodiaks evened it up at 7:14 with the period’s only goal, scored by Brandon Dolby, assisted by Geiger and Nolan Wallinger.

The Knights netted the first goal of the third period, but the Kodiaks replied two minutes later to even it up again. Kodiaks’ scorer was Elvis Jansons, assisted by captain Aaron Markin and Joshua Poitras.

The two overtime periods were scoreless, giving each team a point for the draw.

The Kodiaks host the Delta Ice Hawks, Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Aldergrove Arena, followed by the Richmond Sockeyes, Wednesday, Nov. 5. Puck drops at 7:15 p.m.

The Kodiaks’ next away game is on Saturday, Nov. 8 against the North Vancouver Wolf Pack at the Harry Jerome Rec Centre.

Just Posted

Langley chamber joins call to kill ‘no pipeline ever’ law

Bill C-69 will hurt the local Langley economy, Chamber warns

World Day of Prayer returns to Langley

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is hosting the annual day on March 1.

Young Langley family plagued by angry cab customers

A couple rents a house formerly used by a cab firm, and unwelcome visitors knocking.

Woman groped on Langley’s 208th Street

Police are asking for tips to identify the man responsible.

PHOTOS: Family Day a success at Aldergrove Telephone Museum

A record number of people visited the Telephone Museum on Monday to tour the historic exhibits.

VIDEO: Nail-biter game against Germany tonight earns Langley’s Team Canada a win

Langley’s Team Tardi is 5-2 at the junior curling worlds in Nova Scotia, hoping to defend their title

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died: B.C. police watchdog

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Most Read