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McHaffie nets OT winner

Aldergrove Kodiaks Spencer Unger tries to screen a shot on North Vancouver Wolf Pack goalie Braden Krogfoss in junior B hockey on Jan. 15 at Aldergrove Arena. - Harry Hunt/Black Press
Aldergrove Kodiaks Spencer Unger tries to screen a shot on North Vancouver Wolf Pack goalie Braden Krogfoss in junior B hockey on Jan. 15 at Aldergrove Arena.
— image credit: Harry Hunt/Black Press

Spencer McHaffie's goal 33 seconds into double overtime capped off the Aldergrove Kodiaks rally from two goals down in a 3-2 victory.

The Kodiaks trailed the visiting North Vancouver Wolf Pack 2-0 just past the midway point of the junior B hockey game on Jan. 15 at the Aldergrove Arena.

But 71 seconds after falling behind by a pair, Stephen Ryan potted his league-leading 32nd goal of the year.

Jonathan Philley then tied the score five minutes into the third period, setting the stage for McHaffie's overtime heroics.

Mitchell Crisanti and Marcus Houck had the Wolf Pack goals.

Aldergrove's Jordan Liem stopped 24 shots while North Vancouver's Braden Krogfoss made 47 saves in the losing effort.

The victory improved Aldergrove to 27-5-1-2 and their 57 points give them a 13-point cushion for top spot in the PJHL's Harold Brittain Conference. They also lead Richmond by four points for top spot overall.

The Kodiaks face a pair of road games this weekend, Jan. 17 at the Ridge Meadows Flames and Jan. 18 at the Wolf Pack.

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