Aldergrove Kodiak #17 Joshua Pollock scored twice against Richmond Sockeyes netminder Kurt Russell

Kodiaks ground Pilots 5-1

Aldergrove Kodiaks returned to the win side of the ledger with a convincing 5-1 victory over the Abbotsford Pilots, Nov. 7 at MSA Arena.

The Aldergrove Kodiaks returned to the win side of the ledger with a convincing 5-1 victory over the Abbotsford Pilots, Saturday, Nov. 7 at MSA Arena.

Strong net minding from Kodiaks affiliate Matthew Trulson shut out all but one of 38 shots by the Pilots, while the Kodiaks made good on five of 33 shots at goalie Jacob Crawford.

The Kodiaks scored on one of six power plays while the Pilots failed to net one in eight.

The win boosted the Kodiaks to 18 points in 18 games (8-8-0-2), behind the Mission City Outlaws at 33 in 20 games and the Pilots at 25 in 19 games.Ridge Meadows follows at 15 after 17 and Langley at five after 18, in the Harold Brittain conference.

Scoring for Aldergrove were Cameron Davitt and Logan Webber in the first period, Eric Callegari and Davin Padgham in the second and Ivan Vilcauskas in the third.

Assists came from Brandon Dolby (2), Matt Oliver, Kyle Bosko, Spencer Unger, Wyatt Versluis, Davitt, Webber and Padgham.Kodiaks Webber,

Trulsen and Padgham were first, second and third stars, respectively.

Kodiaks stumble in Sockeyes tilt

The Aldergrove Kodiaks were in fine form for the first two periods against the visiting Richmond Sockeyes on Nov. 4 but the team fell apart in the third for a disastrous 9-3 loss.

Kodiak Joshua Pollock scored a pair of goals in the first two periods for a 2-1 lead at the start of the third, and the Kodiaks outplayed a lacklustre Sockeyes side.

However, in the third the Kodiaks fell apart with poor defence and undisciplined attacks on the visitors at Aldergrove Arena and allowed no less than eight consecutive goals by the Sockeyes before finally closing the game with a power play goal by Kodiak newcomer Nathan Washington for the final score of 9-3 for the Sockeyes.

The Kodiaks had outshot the Sockeyes 24-20 in the first two periods but the Sockeyes unleashed an assault of pucks in the third, outshooting the Kodiaks by a staggering 22-7 in the period.

Pollock’s goals were assisted by Washington and Derian White, and Brandon Dolby and new player Lucas Stratford. Washington’s goal was assisted by Edvins Jansons.

The Kodiaks’ next home games are 7:15 p.m. on Nov. 11 versus Delta Ice Hawks and Nov. 18 versus Ridge Meadows Flames, followed by a trek to play the Sockeyes at their arena on Nov. 19.

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