Kodiak Kyle Bosko opened the scoring for his team's 4-3 win over Ridge Meadows Flames Jan. 13 at Planet Ice. Bosko also scored in the Kodiaks' 5-3 win over Delta Ice Hawks

Kodiak Kyle Bosko opened the scoring for his team's 4-3 win over Ridge Meadows Flames Jan. 13 at Planet Ice. Bosko also scored in the Kodiaks' 5-3 win over Delta Ice Hawks

Kodiaks stay on historic roll

Two more away wins for the Aldergrove Kodiaks this past week, for a league-leading 30 wins and 60 points in the regular season

The Aldergrove Kodiaks handed the Delta Ice Hawks a 5-3 loss Tuesday night (Jan. 17) at Ladner Leisure Centre.

The win improved the Kodiaks to 60 points after 36 games, with a league-leading 30 wins and six losses.

The Kodiaks were up 2-1 at the end of the first period, with all goals scored on power plays. Scoring for Aldergrove were Matt Oliver and Kyle Bosko, with assists from Eric Callegari, Cameron Davitt, and Quinncy Leroux.

The Hawks scored twice in the second period to make it a 3-3 tie at the end of the period. Scoring one for Aldergrove was Davitt, with assists from Sam Bodnaruk and Releigh Anderson.

The Kodiaks scored twice more in the third period for the 5-3 win. Scoring for Aldergrove were Clayton Schroeder and Elijah Vilio, with assists from Callegari, Joshua Poitras and goal keeper Dawson Rodin.

Shots on goal were fairly even at 28 for the Kodiaks and 27 for the Hawks. Game first star was Schroeder, and second star was Callegari.

Kodiaks defeat Flames

The Aldergrove Kodiaks held onto their winning streak Friday night (Jan. 13) at Planet Ice, with a 4-3 victory over the Ridge Meadows Flames.

The Flames opened the scoring early in the first period but were down 2-1 to the Kodiaks at the end of the period. Those two goals were scored by Kyle Bosko (unassisted) and Quinncy Leroux (on a power play) with help from Clayton Schroeder and Cameron Davitt.

Kodiak Elijah Vilio scored the second period’s only goal, assisted by Ty Pickering and Leroux, to put the Kodiaks up 3-1 over the host team.

The Flames rallied for a comeback in the third period, with a pair of goals (on a power play and shorthanded) to even up the score. However, Kodiak Davin Padgham scored the winning goal in the game’s dying minute to keep the game out of overtime. His assists came from Davitt and Schroeder.

The Kodiaks outshot the Flames in every period for a game total of 35-21. Caleb Ziemann was in the net for the Kodiaks.

Game stars were Leroux (first), Padgham (second) and Flames Paul Tucek (third).

The result left the Kodiaks clearly in the lead for the league with 58 points after 35 games, with the most wins (29) and fewest losses (6).

The Kodiaks have four home games remaining in the regular season: Jan. 18 vs Abbotsford Pilots; Jan. 25 vs Ridge Meadows Flames; Feb. 1 vs Surrey Knights; and Feb. 8 vs Richmond Sockeyes.

The Five remaining away games are: Jan. 17 vs Delta Ice Hawks; Jan. 21 vs North Vancouver Wolf Pack; Jan. 29 vs Grandview Steelers; Feb. 3 vs Abbotsford Pilots; and Feb. 9 vs Surrey Knights.

The Kodiaks have a firm lead in the Harold Brittain conference, as well as in the Pacific Junior Hockey League, and are assured a spot in the playoffs, starting in February.

Kodiaks Clayton Schroeder hits the ice in action versus North Vancouver Wolf Pack, Jan. 11. Schroeder also earned the game’s first star for his contribution to the Kodiaks’ 5-3 over Delta Ice Hawks, Jan. 17.