The Aldergrove Kodiaks took a 5-3 loss to the Abbotsford Pilots at MSA Arena Friday night, to drop down to third in their division.
Down 2-0 at the end of the first period the Kodiaks stormed back with three unanswered goals in the second to go up 3-2. However, the Pilots scored three unanswered goals in the third for the 5-3 outcome.
Scoring for the Kodiaks were Aaron Markin (2) and Eric Callegari. Assists came from Cameron Davitt (2), Hayden Goldsteyn, Jordan Funk, Quinncy Leroux and Elvis Jansons.
Markin earned the game’s third star.
Shots on goal were near even with 30 for the Kodiaks and 32 for the Pilots. The Kodiaks failed to score on four power plays, while the Pilots scored on one of five.
The Kodiaks stand at eight points after eight games (3-3-1-1) in the Harold Brittain conference. The Pilots lead the conference with nine points after eight games and the Langley Knights follow at eight points after seven games. Mission City Outlaws have seven points after nine games and Ridge Meadows Flames have six points after eight games.
The Kodiaks face the Knights at Aldergrove Arena, Oct. 8 and travel to Maple Ridge to take on the Flames this Friday, Oct. 10. The Kodiaks host the North Vancouver Wolf Pack at their next home game, Oct. 15, and play the Port Moody Panthers at their home arena on Oct. 18.