Flames finish season winless against Kodias
The Ridge Meadows Flames finished their season series against the Aldergrove Kodiaks, their first-round playoff opponent, with a 9-2 loss on Wednesday in Aldergrove.
That leaves the Flames o-fer Aldergrove, with a 0-6 record against them in this Pacific International Junior Hockey League season.
The Flames were down 6-0 after two periods, but Travis Oddy and Sean Pesut both scored in the third period to break the shutout.
There are still two games left in the regular season, but the two teams are locked into second and third place, and will be first-round playoff rivals.
On Friday the Flames hosted the Port Moody Panthers, and in overtime beat a team desperate to cling to the last playoff spot in the Harold Brittain Conference by a 4-3 score.
Adam Bartsch was the game’s first star, and had a goal and an assist. Travis Oddy had two assists, while Michael Nolan, Matt Bissett and Marco Ballarin each scored.
Bissett’s tally gives him a team leading 25 goals and 41 points in 41 games, which is good for 15th in PIJHL scoring.
Wesley McLeod made 31 saves on 34 shots to get the win.
The Flames’ next game will be Thursday night at the Richmond Arena, when they take on the first-place Sockeyes at 7:30 p.m. The next night they host the Mission City Outlaws in their final game of the regular season at Planet Ice, at 7:30 p.m.