Junior B Flames fall to last place with loss to Icebreakers

The Flames opened the scoring Friday night with powerplay goal seven and a half minutes in courtesy of Sean Pesut.

The Ridge Meadows Flames sit in last place in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League after coming up short against the Mission Icebreakers Friday night at home, 4-3.

With the loss, the Flames (4-17-0, 8 points) were passed in the standings by the Icebreakers (3-14-3, 9 points), who take sole possession of the final playoff berth in the Harold Brittain Conference.

The Flames opened the scoring Friday night with powerplay goal seven and a half minutes in courtesy of Sean Pesut.

However, the Icebreakers responded with three unanswered goals before the first period came to an end.

The middle frame was all Flames as Adam Bartsch and Matt Bissett each scored in the opening minutes of the period to tie the game at 3-3.

The deadlock was finally broken seven minutes into the third period by Trevor Schmidt of the Mission Icebreakers. The Flames pressed hard to equalize in the third period, outshooting the Icebreakers 15-7.

The Flames pulled goalie Wesley McLeod with a minute and 15 seconds to play for the extra attacker, but were unable to tie the game and send it to overtime.

The loss is the 17th in 21 games for the Flames.

McLeod stopped 23 of 27 shots he faced. The Flames powerplay went 1-for-4, while the Icebreakers were 1-for-3 with the man-advantage.

Shane Harle was named the game’s third star, despite getting thrown out of the game midway through the first period after fighting with Mission’s Dakota Klassen.

• The Ridge Meadows Flames next home game is this Friday against the Port Moody Black Panthers at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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