Junior B Flames exorcise Devils

The Ridge Meadows Flames jumped out to a 5-0 lead, then cruised to a 5-3 win over the North Delta Devils on Friday at Planet Ice.

The Ridge Meadows Flames jumped out to a 5-0 lead, then cruised to a 5-3 win over the North Delta Devils on Friday at Planet Ice.

Two third-period power play goals helped the Devils make the game respectable.

Flames forward Marco Ballarin scored twice and added an assist.

He leads the Flames with nine goals and eight assists, for 17 points in 14 games. That puts him among the league’s leading scorers, sitting in eighth place in the PJHL.

Brandon Inwood and Dale Howell each had a goal and an assist, MacLean Hewitt scored, and Travis Oddy and Joe Olson each had two assists.

On Thursday, the Flames lost 5-2 to the Richmond Sockeyes.

Boston Colley and Oddy scored for the Flames.

Ridge now sits in third place with five wins, seven losses, two overtime losses and a tie.

• The Flames will be at the Ladner Leisure Centre on Tuesday night to face the Delta Ice Hawks. This Friday brings a rematch with the tough Abbotsford Pilots, who have gone 10-3-0-1, at MSA Arena.

Their next home game is Nov. 8, when they host the Richmond Sockeyes at Planet Ice. Game time is 7:30 p.m.