The Aldergrove Kodiaks saw their modest two-game win streak come to an end with a 5-2 loss to the Mission City Outlaws.
Aldergrove had defeated the Delta Ice Hawks 6-2 on Sept.30 at the South Delta Rec Centre before losing to the Outlaws the following night (Oct. 1) at the Aldergrove Arena.
The mixed results still give the Kodiaks top spot in the Harold Brittain Conference with a record of 3-2-1-1 and eight points, which is one better than the Outlaws, although Aldergrove has played one less game.
The Kodiaks were up 4-1 at the end of the first period at South Delta Rec Centre and scored twice more in the second period for a 6-1 lead. The Devils scored the third period’s only goal for the 6-2 final score.
Goals worked out to be a pair from each of three Kodiaks, Cameron Davitt, Aaron Markin and Eric Callegari. Both of Callegari’s goals were on power plays, as was one by Davitt.
Assists came from Callegari (2), Jordan Funk (4), Quinncy Leroux, William Mann, Jamieson Ree, Joshua Poitras and Davitt.
First star went to Callegari, second to Markin and third to Funk.
The Kodiaks outshot the Devils 43-36 that night.
Kodiaks’ keeper Griffin Baillie stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced.
But the Kodiaks penalty kill surrendered three power-play goals the next night in the 5-2 loss.
Jordan Funk and Elvis Jansons — both with the man advantage — tallied for Aldergrove.
Kodiaks’ keeper John Krentz was tagged with the loss, allowing three goals on 15 shots before giving way to Baillie, who stopped 23 of the 24 Outlaws’ attempts.
The final goal was an empty-netter.
The Outlaws outshot the Kodiaks 40-30 that night and the Outlaws scored on three of five power plays. Outlaws’ Brock Padgham was first star, Kodiaks’ Aaron Markin was second and Outlaws’ keeper Jeffrey Veitch was third star.
The Kodiaks are back in action on Oct. 3 when they visit MSA Arena to face the Abbotsford Pilots.
The team’s next home game will be Oct. 8 against the Langley Knights.