Flames’ unbeaten streak ends at eight

The top team in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League put an end to the winning streak by the hottest club, as the Aldergrove Kodiaks downed the Ridge Meadows Flames 3-1 on Wednesday.

It had been more than a month since the Ridge Meadows Flames lost a game.

The Flames stretched their unbeaten streak to eight games with a 4-1 win over the Delta Ice Hawks on Saturday.

Goaltender Tyler Read allowed one goal on 27 shots, and Jake Holland had two goals and an assist on the weekend. Other goals came from Jordan Rendle and Michael Bell, while Dale Howell had two assists.

The Flames also defeated the league-leading Kodiaks by a score of 3-2 on Dec. 20.

Ridge had them down 2-0, but Aldergrove scored on two late power plays to tie the contest.

Holland was the overtime hero and the first star of the game. Rendle and Boston Colley were the other scorers.

Read stopped 42 of 44 shots.

Prior to Wednesday, the Flames hadn’t lost since Nov. 23. That has been followed by a stretch of seven wins, two of them in overtime, and a tie.

In that eight-game run, the Flames allowed only 11 goals against, while scoring 29.

The local junior B team is now 13-13-3-2 (W-L-OL-T), and after a slow start now has 31 points in 30 games.

• Today (Friday) the Flames host their north Fraser neighbours, the Mission City Outlaws, at 7:30 p.m.

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