Kodiaks roar back to top with 4-3 win

Aldergrove Kodiaks took the lead over the Richmond Sockeyes in the first period and kept it to the end for a 4-3 win at Richmond Arena

The Aldergrove Kodiaks took the lead over the Richmond Sockeyes in the first period and kept it to the end for a 4-3 win at Richmond Arena, Thursday, Oct. 17.

The Kodiaks outshot the Sockeyes 43-30 and scored on two of nine power plays, while the Sockeyes scored on one of five.

Kodiaks Scott McHaffie scored the game’s only goal of the first period at 9:54, assisted by Quincy Leroux and Spencer Unger.

The Kodiaks were up 2-0 early in the second when Kenny Prato scored on a power play at 26 seconds, assisted by Jeremy Lagler and Adam Callegari. The Sockeyes then scored two at 11:28 in the second period and at 6:38 of the third on a power play, before Adam Callegari pulled the Kodiaks ahead again at 9:41, assisted by Stephen Ryan and Roshen Jaswal.

Richmond evened the score up again at 11:21, before Kodiaks’ Lagler scored the second power play goal at 14:48, assisted by Callegari and Prato.

Callegari and Prato were the game’s first and third stars, respectively.

The Kodiaks have improved their record to 16 points after 12 games (8-4-0-0), one point ahead of the Abbotsford Pilots in the Harold Brittain conference.

The Kodiaks continue to dominate the league’s scoring leaders, with Stephen Ryan on top at 19 points, followed by Scott McHaffie (17), Kenny Prato (17), Spencer McHaffie (15) and Adam Callegari (15). Kodiaks goalie Tate Spraxton is also the league’s goalie leader with a 1.71 GAA after five games.

The Kodiaks host the Grandview Steelers at Aldergrove Arena, Wednesday, Oct. 23, puck drop at 7:15 p.m. They then travel to Port Moody on Saturday, Oct. 26 to play the Panthers and host the Richmond Sockeyes on Wednesday, Oct. 30.