After a scoreless first period and a tied second the Aldergrove Kodiaks scored three unanswered goals against the Ridge Meadows Flames in the third to take a 5-2 victory, Jan. 27.
It was the second win in a row for the Kodiaks who now stand at 42 points after 38 games (20-16-0-2). The Kodiaks are in third place in the Harold Brittain conference, five points ahead of the fourth-place Flames.
The Kodiaks’ home game saw the Flames open the scoring early in the second period but the Kodiaks responded within minutes with a pair from Brandon Dolby and Joshua Pollock, assisted by Eric Callegari and Spencer Unger, and Lucas Stratford and Deryk Kirchner, respectively. The Flames then scored on a power play to make it a 2-2 tie at the end of the second.
In the second period the Kodiaks had outshot the Flames 22-12.
Despite being outshot 9-6 by the Flames in the third period, the Kodiaks were the only ones to score, first on a power play by Davin Padgham, assisted by Callegari and Unger at 4:40.
Less than four minutes later Kodiak Joshua Poitras put in another, assisted by Cameron Davitt and Dolby.Then in the dying minute after the Flames pulled their goalie for a man advantage, Padgham scored on the empty net, assisted by Callegari and keeper Cole Forbes.
The Kodiaks outshot the Flames overall, 36-29 and the Flames had eight power plays to the Kodiaks’ four.
First, second and third stars went to Kodiaks Unger, Callegari and Padgham, respectively.
The Kodiaks have six remaining regular season games left, with a pair of back-to-back away games this weekend, Saturday versus Mission City Outlaws and Sunday versus the Grandview Steelers.
The two remaining home games in February are Feb. 3 versus the Delta Ice Hawks and Feb. 10 versus Richmond Sockeyes. The two away games are Feb. 4 at Langley Knights and Feb. 9 at Delta Ice Hawks.
Aldergrove Kodiak Brandon Dolby moves the puck out of Aldergrove’s zone with Ridge Meadows Flames’ Dale Howell in pursuit.
Ridge Meadows Flames’ keeper Jason Sandhu puts the stop to Aldergrove Kodiak Brandon Dolby, Jan. 27 at Aldergrove Arena.