Langley Knights' Colin Catchpole keeps Aldergrove Kodiaks' Jordan Funk pinned to the ice in front of the Knights goal. The Knights won 7-4 in PJHL junior B action at the George Preston Recreation Centre on Dec. 18.

Kodiaks top Knights in first-place showdown

Cameron Davitt scored three times as Aldergrove tops Langley 7-4

The Aldergrove Kodiaks now sit alone in first place.

In a first-place showdown with the Langley Knights, Cameron Davitt scored three times as the Kodiaks beat the Knights 7-4.

The junior B hockey game was played on Thursday (Dec. 18) night at the George Preston Recreation Centre with Aldergrove punishing Langley on the power play, scoring four times in 10 chances on the man advantage.

The win — Aldergrove’s ninth in 11 games — improved the team to 14-9-2-4 and 34 points, two better than both the Abbotsford Pilots (15-12-0-2) and Langley Knights (15-13-1-1), for top spot in the PJHL’s Harold Brittain Conference.

The Kodiaks led 1-0 after one period and 3-2 after 40 minutes.

The visitors scored twice with the man advantage in the third period to break open the game.

Donovan Shambeau had a pair for the home side while Jackson Surbey and Carson Rose scored once apiece.

Aldergrove’s Jordan Funk had a goal and two assists and Elvis Jansons, Brandon Dolby and Eric Wieking had a goal and an assist apiece.

Nickolas Trenciansky made 46 saves in the loss as the Knights were outshot 52-31. Ben Giesbrecht stopped 27 shots for the victory.

Langley’s final game before the holiday break is Dec. 21 when they visit the Grandview Steelers at the Burnaby Winter Club.

The Kodiaks visit the Delta Ice Hawks at the Ladner Leisure Centre on Dec. 23.

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