The Aldergrove Kodiaks finally overcame their losing streak with a 3-1 win away over the Port Moody Panthers Saturday night.
The Kodiaks dominated the shots on goal, 41-18, as well as the scoring that night.
Aldergrove took the lead in the first period with a goal by Cameron Davitt, assisted by Quinncy Leroux and affiliate Ty Pickering.
After a scoreless second period the Kodiaks notched two more in the third before the Panthers closed the scoring in this game.
Kodiaks’ scorers were Leroux from Derian White and Spencer Unger, unassisted.
Neither team scored on the power play, with Aldergrove having seven chances and Port Moody five.
First and second stars were Leroux and Davitt. Panthers’ keeper Jack Stradliotti was third star for his work in stopping 38 of the Kodiaks’ 41 shots.
The result leaves the Kodiaks firmly in third place in the Harold Brittain conference, with 40 points after 37 games (19-16-0-2), and ensures a spot in the playoffs next month.
Next up for the Kodiaks is a home game Jan. 27 versus the Ridge Meadows Flames. The Kodiaks close the month with two back-to-back away games, Jan. 30 and 31, against the Mission City Outlaws and Grandview Steelers, respectively.
The Kodiaks will have four remaining regular season games in February before playoffs begin. The dates are at home Feb. 3 versus Delta Ice Hawks, away Feb. 4 at Langley Knights, away Feb. 9 at Delta Ice Hawks and the season closer at home Feb. 10 against Richmond Sockeyes.