Ridge Meadows Flames drop from playoff spot

The Ridge Meadows Flames dropped into last place in the Harold Brittain Conference with two more weekend losses.

Jordan Rendle (11) and the rest of the Ridge Meadows Flames have been pushed out of a playoff spot in the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

Jordan Rendle (11) and the rest of the Ridge Meadows Flames have been pushed out of a playoff spot in the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

The Ridge Meadows Flames dropped into last place in the Harold Brittain Conference with two more weekend losses.

The Flames lost 6-5 to the Aldergrove Kodiaks on Friday night, and 5-2 to the Abbotsford Pilots on Saturday – both at home.

The Flames led Aldergrove 5-4 into the last five minutes of the game, and then the Kodiaks got two late power play goals to steal the win. Their power play was two-for-four, while the Flames failed to score in two chances.

Against the Kodiaks the scoring was spread out, with Halen Cordoni, Grant Rosvig, Jordan Rendle, Nicholas Maydaniuk and Danny Wilson all tallying a goal, and Wilson adding an assist. Dale Howell also had two assists in the game. Tyler Read made 27 saves on 33 shots in goal.

Bradley Crompton and Andrew Castagna both scored for the Flames in the Pilots loss. Christian Plain stopped 24 of 29 shots in net.

Their Flames record drops to 8-15 on the season, and they are two points behind Mission (8-13-1-1) in the chase for the final playoff spot.