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Kodiaks offence in high gear as post-season nears

Aldergrove Kodiaks Scott McHaffie shoots at Mission City Outlaws
Aldergrove Kodiaks Scott McHaffie shoots at Mission City Outlaws' goalie Jared Knott during a 7-5 Kodiaks win last week (Jan. 30) at the Aldergrove Arena.
— image credit: Harry Hunt/Black Press

The Aldergrove Kodiaks filled the net with ease as they posted three straight victories.

The junior B hockey club flexed their offensive muscles, scoring a combined 21 goals while allowing just nine in that span.

The three straight wins keep alive the team’s outside shot of catching the first-place Abbotsford Pilots, who hold a five-point lead in the standings with four games remaining for Aldergrove in the PIJHL regular season. Abbotsford has five games to play, including one head-to-head battle with the Kodiaks next week.

In the Kodiaks’ most recent games, they hammered the Grandview Steelers 8-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Burnaby Winter Club and then defeated the Ridge Meadows Flames 6-2 at Maple Ridge’s Planet Ice on Friday.

They also posted a victory over the Mission City Outlaws 7-5 last Wednesday at the Aldergrove Arena.

Against the Steelers, Aldergrove scored four times in the opening period as they cruised to victory.

Adam Callegari (two goals, one assist), Spencer McHaffie (two goals) and Stefan Gonzales (three assists) led the offence while Cole MacInnes stopped 36 shots for the win.

In the previous game, MacLean Hewitt posted the hat trick for the Kodiaks while Mark Menicucci made 22 saves in goal.

And against the Outlaws, Scott McHaffie and Kodi Schwarz had two goals and an assist apiece to pace the attack. Menicucci made 36 saves for the victory.

The Kodiaks host the Flames tomorrow (Wednesday) night at the Aldergrove Arena at 7:15 p.m.

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