The Aldergrove Kodiaks found themselves on opposite ends of blowouts last week.
The Kodiaks skated to a lopsided 8-2 win over the Langley Knights last Wednesday at Aldergrove Arena.
The very next day, the Kodiaks lost 5-1 to the Richmond Sockeyes at Richmond Arena.
These mixed results puts the defending Pacific Junior Hockey League champion Kodiaksâ€™ record at 17-12-2-5, as they sit on top of the PJHLâ€™s five-team Harold Brittain Conference.
The Kodiaks have a three-point lead on the Knights and Abbotsford Pilots, who are tied for second in the conference with 38 points each.
Mission (17-16-1-2 for 37 points) and Ridge Meadows (a distant fifth with a 12-24-0-1 record for just 25 points) round out the conference.
Thursday in Richmond, the Sockeyes built a 4-0 lead by the third period before Aldergroveâ€™s Aaron Markin snapped Richmond goaltenderâ€™s Kurt Russelâ€™s shutout bid at the 8:50 mark of the frame.
Forty-eight seconds after Markinâ€™s goal, the Sockeyesâ€™ Kyle Dion found the net to round out the scoring.
Jacob Wozney scored twice for the Sockeyes, who are second in the PJHLâ€™s Tom Shaw Conference with a 27-8-0-2 mark, four points back of the frontrunning North Vancouver Wolf Pack (29-6-0-2).
The Kodiaks return to the ice Wednesday when they host Mission City at Aldergrove Arena. Game time is 7:15 p.m.
ICE CHIPS: Eighteen-year-old rookie forward Cameron Davitt leads a balanced Kodiaksâ€™ scoring attack with 42 points, including 20 goals. Heâ€™s followed by Markin (41 points including a team-leading 23 assists) and Jordan Funk (40 points including a team-best 22 goals).