Skip to content

Ridge Meadows Flames open season with shutout over Mission

Junior Bs back in action on Friday night when they host Chilliwack
Lincoln Edwards was the games first star and hard hat winner with three goals and an assist in his first game with the Ridge Meadows Flames. (Ridge Meadows Flames/Special to The News)

The Ridge Meadows Flames opened their Junior B hockey regular season with a 4-0 shutout win over the Mission City Outlaws on Friday night, then lost 5-3 in White Rock on Saturday.

Lincoln Edwards had a hat trick and four points in the season opener, as the rookie out of Abbotsford was involved in all the scoring for his new team that night, in his first game in the Pacific Junior Hockey League. He was named the first star of the game.

Veteran Cam Connolly was perfect in net, stopping all 21 shots he faced.

Theo Kochan, another rookie out of Pitt Meadows, had a goal and an assist.

On Saturday night, the Flames had a 3-1 lead midway through the game, but surrendered a 5-3 loss.

Sniper Jack Foster had a goal and an assist, captain Kordan Kujala scored, and Kochan got his second goal of the young season.

READ ALSO: Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen signs professional tryout agreement with Edmonton Oilers

The Flames had 17 shots in the third period, and were credited with out-shooting the Whalers 40-30 on the night.

The Flames get another back-to-back set this weekend. Friday night at Cam Neely Arena they will host the Chilliwack Jets, who have started the season with two wins. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Saturday they will be in Port Moody to take on the Panthers.

READ ALSO: Peterborough Lakers down Langley Thunder to take Mann Cup

Have a story tip? Email:
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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.
Read more