Jr. B Flames eliminated by Aldergrove

Kodiaks take opening-round PIJHL series four games to two.

The Ridge Meadows Flames were eliminated from the PIJHL playoffs Thursday, falling 2-1 to the Aldergrove Kodiaks at home.

Sean Pesut, Reece Rivard and Matt Bissett, scored on a powerplay in the first period to give the Jr. B Flames a 1-0 lead.

However, Brandon Potomak scored for Aldergrove, also on a powerplay, four minutes later to tie the game.

Daniel Higgs then scored what proved to be the winner, unassisted, at 9:31 of the third, giving the Kodiaks a 4-2 series victory.

The final frame Thursday featured no penalties, a sharp contrast to Game 5 the night before, when the two sides combined for 70 minutes in penalties in the third period alone, including a suspension to Flames captain and regular-season leading scorer Danny Brandys.

Aldergrove outshot Ridge 30-27 on Thursday. Wesley McLeod made 28 saves for the Flames and was selected second star.

The Kodiaks now advance to the Harold Brittain Conference final against the Abbotsford Pilots, who defeated the Port Moody Black Panthers in their first-round series.


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