The Aldergrove Kodiaks started out ahead of the Delta Ice Hawks, Dec. 23 in Ladner, but ended up losing 4-3 in overtime.
The OT loss still gave the Kodiaks a point, for 35 points after 30 games, one point ahead of second place Abbotsford Pilots in the Brittain conference.
The Kodiaks were up 3-1 in the first period, with a pair of goals from Cameron Davitt sandwiching a power play goal by Jordan Funk and one by Hawks’ Quinten Wideski. Assists came from Eric Callegari (2), Eric Wieking, Davitt and Funk.
However, the Hawks evened it up with one goal in each of the remaining periods by Brent Chreptyk. A short-handed, unassisted goal by Hawks’ Jake Fletcher at 36 seconds into overtime sealed the game for the Hawks.
Shots on goal were fairly even at 32 for the Kodiaks and 31 for the Hawks.
Davitt was named game third star.
The Kodiaks host the Ridge Meadows Flames for the final game of the calendar year tonight (Monday, Dec. 29) at Aldergrove Arena, puck drop at 7:15 p.m.
The Kodiaks travel to Burnaby Winter Club on Jan. 4 to play the Grandview Steelers, and their first home game of the new year is Jan. 7 at Aldergrove Arena versus Richmond Sockeyes, puck drop 7:15 p.m.