The Aldergrove Kodiaks handily beat the North Vancouver Wolf Pack, 5-2, Saturday, Jan. 10 at Harry Jerome Rec Centre.
The Wolf Pack opened the scoring 10 seconds into the first but the Kodiaks responded with two goals in the last half of the period and never looked back from there.
Scoring for the Kodiaks were Brandon Dolby at 10:01, assisted by Joshua Poitras and Wyatt Versluis, and Eric Callegari, unassisted, at 14:07.
Kodiaks’ Cameron Davitt earned the first point of his three point night with a goal at 1:21 of the second, assisted by Eric Wieking and Elvia Jansons, before the Wolf Pack notched their second goal three and a half minutes later. However, Jansons scored at 18:57, assisted by Davitt and Callegari, to put the Kodiaks up 4-2 at the start of the third period.
Davitt scored the last goal of the night 47 seconds into the third, assisted by Jansons and Evan Cusmano, to end the game 5-2 for the Kodiaks.
Kodiaks’ keeper Ben Giesbrecht earned the game’s first star for stopping 46 of the Wolf Pack’s 48 shots on goal. Davitt was second star. The Kodiaks had 36 shots on goal that night and neither team scored on the power play.
The result puts the Kodiaks back on top of the Brittain conference, with 39 points after 36 games (16-11-2-5). They are one point ahead of the Langley Knights and have a game in hand, so it will be a battle for division supremacy when the Knights visit the Kodiaks at Aldergrove Arena, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 7:15 p.m. puck drop.
The Abbotsford Pilots follow close behind at 36 points, with the Mission Outlaws next at 35 points. The Ridge Meadows Flames trail at 22 points.
Over at the Tom Shaw conference, the Wolf Pack and Richmond Sockeyes are tied at 54 points, followed by Grandview Steelers with 37, Delta Ice Hawks with 31 and Port Moody Panthers trail at 13.
The Kodiaks travel to Richmond Arena to play the Sockeyes Thursday, Jan. 15, host the Mission Outlaws on Wednesday, Jan. 21, travel to Maple Ridge to play the Flames on Jan. 23, host the Grandview Steelers on Jan. 28, and close the month with an away game at Abbotsford Pilots on Jan. 30.