It was a decisive 4-1 win for the Aldergrove Kodiaks over the Ridge Meadows Flames, Dec. 29 at Aldergrove Arena.
Flames’ Cameron Alder opened the scoring early in the first before the Kodiaks responded with four power play goals to take the win.
Eric Callegari scored the Kodiaks’ first in the first period, and three more in the second period came from Brandon Dolby and Quinncy Leroux with a pair.
It was a four-point night for Leroux, who had assists on the first two goals, earning him the game’s first star. Aaron Markin had assists on both of Leroux’s goals and Eric Wieking and and Joshua Poitras had one assist each.
The win puts the Kodiaks firmly in the lead at the Brittain conference with 37 points after 31 games (16-9-2), three points ahead of the Abbotsford Pilots and five ahead of the Langley Knights. Mission Outlaws follow at 28 and the Flames sit at the bottom with 20.
The Kodiaks travel to Burnaby Winter Club on Jan. 4 to play the Grandview Steelers, and their first home game of the new year is Jan. 7 at Aldergrove Arena versus Richmond Sockeyes, puck drop 7:15 p.m.