The Aldergrove Kodiaks are up 2-0 in the best-of-seven Pacific Junior Hockey League final championship series against the Delta Ice Hawks.
The Kodiaks were asleep at the switch for the first half of the game, and were trailing 2-0 Saturday, March 18 at Aldergrove Arena.
The Kodiaks “woke up” midway through the second period and scored three times in rapid succession before the end of the second period. A final goal in the third sealed the victory for the Kodiaks, with a 4-2 victory.
Scoring for the Kodiaks were Derian White, Matt Oliver and Kurt Klimek in the second period and Cameron Davitt scored another in the third on a power play.
Assists came from Arjan Cheema, Jacob De Waal, Kyle Bosko (2), Jeremy Lagler, Oliver, and White.
Stars of the game were Oliver, White and Bosko.
The Hawks outshot the Kodiaks in the first period only, by 8-5 but the Kodiaks outshot the Hawks for the game by a wide margin, 39-18.
The Hawks failed to score on six power plays while the Kodiaks scored one on 10 power plays.
Games three and four move over to the Ladner Leisure Centre on Tuesday, March 21 and Friday, March 24.
Games five to seven (if needed) will be at Aldergrove, Saturday, March 25, Ladner, Tuesday, March 28, and Aldergrove, Wednesday, March 29.
KURT LANGMANN PHOTO
Aldergrove Kodiak Matt Oliver moves in to score on Delta Ice Hawks, Saturday night at Aldergrove Arena.