The North Delta Devils scored the first and last goals of the night against the Aldergrove Kodiaks but the Kodiaks dominated the rest of the game for a 7-2 win.
It was the tenth straight win for the Kodiaks and keeps them at the top of the Pacific Junior B Hockey League with 42 points after 26 games (20-4-0-2). The Kodiaks are 10 points ahead of the Abbotsford Pilots in the Harold Brittain conference and three points ahead of the Delta Ice Hawks in the Tom Shaw conference.
The Devils’ Tristan Craighead opened the scoring at 5:20 of the first period but Kodiaks Jacob Dunlop and captain Kenny Prato notched two for a 2-1 lead at the end of the first.
Kodiaks Jonathan Philley, Spencer McHaffie and Stephen Ryan each scored one apiece in the second.
Kodiaks Prato and Adam Callegari scored two more in the third before Devils’ Joshua Trisevic closed the scoring in the third.
Kodiaks’ keeper Tate Sproxton stopped all but two of the Devils’ 35 shots for the game’s third star, while first and second stars went to Prato and Callegari, respectively.
The Kodiaks had 41 shots on net. They scored on one of three power plays while the Devils scored on one of five.
Assists went to Elvis Jansons, Philley, Kodi Schwarz, Callegari (2), Robert Jang (2), Quinncy Lerouz, Scott McHaffie, Ryan (2), and Prato.
Kodiaks on the road
On Dec. 14 the Kodiaks travel to Port Moody Panthers before they host their final home game of this year on Dec. 18 vs Abbotsford Pilots. The Kodiaks have two more away games, Dec. 20 vs Ridge Meadows Flames and Dec. 21 vs Delta Ice Hawks.
In the new year the Kodiaks host Ridge Meadows Flames on Jan. 1 and travel to play the Richmond Sockeyes on Jan. 2.
All home games on Wednesdays at Aldergrove Arena start at 7:15 p.m. and fans who bring a non-perishable food item for the Aldergrove Food Bank receive $1 off the admission price.
In addition the Dec. 18 game against Abbotsford will feature a “teddy bear toss” for the Christmas Bureau. Fans should bring a teddy bear, wrapped in clear plastic, and these teddies should be tossed onto the ice after the Kodiaks score their first goal.