The Aldergrove Kodiaks came out strong against Ridge Meadows Flames, Feb. 9, but it was not to be as the game ended in a 4-3 overtime loss.
Cody Hoy opened the scoring at 54 seconds into the game, assisted by Jordan Pughe and Mitchell Guiel. But 11 minutes later the Flames responded with one of their own and the first period ended in a 1-1 draw.
The Flames led 2-1 earl;y in the second but Pughe made a brilliant short-handed goal at 7:52, assisted by Colton Precourt, to end the second tied at 2-2
Again the Flames took the lead early in the third but Mitchell Guiel notched one at 11:01, assisted by Brandon Lamont and Eric McEwan, to put the game into overtime
The Flames potted the last goal at 2:19 to take the win, but at least the Kodiaks garnered a point for their effort that night.
The Kodiaks outshot the Flames 38-32 and they also kept the penalties down, but neither the Kodiaks nor the Flames scored on power plays that night, with six for the Kodiaks and two for the Flames.
It leaves the Kodiaks at the bottom of the conference with 34 points after 42 games (13-21-8), and one point and two wins behind fourth place Mission Icebreakers.
Both Aldergrove and Mission have four games remaining in the regular season. Aldergrove faces Squamish Friday, Abbotsford Saturday, hosts Abbotsford Feb. 16 for the final home game, and travels to Port Moody to take on the Black Panthers on Feb. 19.