Sockeyes edge Kodiaks

Thursday’s game at Richmond Arena was a showdown between two heavyweights in the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

And the Richmond Sockeyes came out the victor.

A goal from Liam Lawson with 8:12 to go in regulation snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted the Sockeyes to a 2-1 win over the visiting Aldergrove Kodiaks.

The Sockeyes won their 10th consecutive game and upped their record to 21-4-3-2 while the Kodiaks fell to 24-5-2-1.

Even with the loss, the Kodiaks continue to lead the PJHL’s Harold Brittain Conference by a wide margin over the second place Abbotsford Pilots, and are three points clear of the Tom Shaw Conference-leading North Vancouver Wolf Pack for top spot in the PJHL.

Richmond took a 1-0 lead on a powerplay goal from Trevor Lima 9:01 into the opening frame.

After a scoreless second period, the Kodiaks’ Kodi Schwartz tied the score 4:02 into the third stanza.

The Kodiaks host the Mission City Outlaws tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 8) at Aldergrove Arena. Game time is 7:15 p.m.

 

Kodiaks 3, Ridge Meadows Flames 1

On New Year’s Day at Aldergrove Arena, the Kodiaks extinguished the Flames’ six-game win streak.

The Kodiaks led 3-0 and went on to defeat the Flames 3-1.

The Flames’ Michael Bell spoiled Kodiaks goaltender Jordan Liem’s shutout bid when he scored on a Ridge Meadows powerplay with 5:57 to go in regulation time.

After a scoreless opening period, the Kodiaks broke the ice with second period goals off the sticks of PJHL scoring Stephen Ryan at the 5:11 mark and Elvis Jansons with 6:04 remaining in the frame.

Ryan’s second of the night, and league-leading 30th of the season, gave the Kodiaks a three-goal cushion at the 3:08 mark of the third period.

ICE CHIPS: Ryan, a 19-year-old from Langley, leads the PJHL in scoring with 30 goals and 30 assists in 32 games.

His teammate Kenny Prato is third on the PJHL scoring table with 20 goals and 32 assists.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Stars offer four tickets to tonight’s Langley concert to $500 donors

From country music celebrities to NHL alumni, many famous faces hit the links at Redwoods today.

Langley animals feeling effects of smoky skies

Animal shelters are trying to keep their critters healthy through the smoggy days.

Medevac called to South Surrey business

‘Serious workplace incident’ reported to WorkSafeBC

Langley City in need of some Terry Fox Run helpers

People can help out on run day or be involved in preparations before then.

VIDEO: Mustang Roundup in Langley attracts car lovers from all over

A car show dedicated entirely to one model of Ford drew admirers and collectors to George Preston Recreation Centre.

Vehicle fire on the Coquihalla

Heavy congestion in north bound lanes

Prime minister greeted by B.C. premier as cabinet retreat begins

PM Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan meet in advance of federal cabinet meetings in Nanaimo

Are your kids anxious about going back to school?

BC Children’s Hospital offers tips to help your children be mindful and reduce stress

New trial ordered for James Oler in B.C. child bride case

Meanwhile, appeal court dismisses Emily Blackmore’s appeal of guilty verdict

This trash heap in Vancouver could be yours for $3.9 million

Sitting atop 6,000 square feet, the home was built in 1912, later destroyed by fire

Date rapist left victims with ‘long-lasting, emotional scars,’ judge says

Klifford Kenyon of Abbotsford sentenced to additional two years in prison

Fire in barn that housed therapy horses has been confirmed an arson

Abbotsford Police Department is now investigating and seeks witnesses

Team Canada’s next game postponed at Little League World Series

They’re back in action on Wednesday against Peurto Rico

Most Read