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Maple Ridge Junior Bs get shutout win in Abbotsford

Flames back in action on Friday night against Surrey
Cam Connolly got a shutout in net for the Flames against the Abbotsford Pilots on Saturday. (Ryan Boese/Special to The News)

The Ridge Meadows Flames got a 4-0 shutout against the Abbotsford Pilots on Saturday, but had lost a meeting with the Richmond Sockeyes 5-3 the night before.

In Abbotsford, Theo Kochan continued his outstanding rookie campaign with two goals and an assist, while Cam Connolly got the shutout in goal, with 34 saves. Zack Lagrange had a goal and an assist, while Cohen Muc also scored.

The game was 1-0 into the third. Then the Flames were given their first three power plays of the game, and scored on all three.

Against Richmond, Cohen Muc and Jack Foster both had a goal an an assist, while captain Jordan Kujala also scored.

It was a close game, with the score knotted at 3-3 after the first period. It stayed that way until the third period, when Richmond got the game winner and an empty netter, as the Flames pulled their goaltender and tried to tie it up.

The weekend action drops the flames to fourth place in the Pacific Junior Hockey League, with a record of 18-6.

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The Flames will look to get back on a roll, as they host the Surrey Knights (5-19-1-0) on Dec. 2 at Cam Neely Arena, at 7:30 p.m., and the next night take on the Whalers (11-9-0-1) in White Rock.

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Neil Corbett

About the Author: Neil Corbett

I have been a journalist for more than 30 years, the past decade with the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News.
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