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.

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