Ridge Meadows Flames drop back under .500

The Ridge Meadows Flames dropped to a losing record with a 4-1 loss against the Delta Ice Hawks on Friday night at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge.

The Flames kept themselves within striking distance most of the way. The score was 1-0 for Delta after two periods, and midway through the third period it was still a one-goal game, 2-1.

The Ice Hawks got the game-winning goal on their fourth power play and added a late insurance goal.

The Flames outshot them 34-28 in the losing effort. Goaltender Tyler Read had 24 saves on 28 shots.

Nicholas Maydaniuk scored for the Flames, and Jake Holland had an assist.

The loss drops the Flames to 16-17-2-3 on the season.

Thursday they will be in Richmond to take on the Sockeyes, who in the hunt for first place in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League.

• Friday night they will take on the Port Moody Panthers at Planet Ice, at 7:30 p.m.

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