The Mission Outlaws’ defense disintegrated in the third period of their Nov. 9 game against the Aldergrove Kodiaks at Aldergrove Arena.
Outlaws’ keeper Matthew Trulsen had stood on his head in to stop all but three of 55 Kodiaks shots on his net on Nov. 4 and take that game into overtime (a 3-2 win for the Kodiaks).
However, the Kodiaks had his number on Nov. 9 though as the Kodiaks scored on eight of 42 shots on Trulsen.
The 8-2 win for the Kodiaks improved their standing to 30 points in 19 games (15 wins, four losses), and the best record in the league.
The Kodiaks again outshot the Outlaws, 42-23, and scored on four of 10 power plays, while the Outlaws managed one goal in eight power plays.
The Kodiaks opened the scoring in the first period on a power play by Eric Callegari, assisted by Elijah Vilio and Arjan Cheema. Outlaws Michael Holub evened it up before the end of the first period, to make it 1-1 going into the second.
The Outlaws Nathan McCarnan opened the second period’s scoring on a power play to take the lead but it was short-lived as Kodiak Matt Oliver notched a pair to take it to a 3-2 lead. Oliver’s first goal was short-handed and unassisted, and the second one was assisted by Cheema and Vilio.
The third period was all Kodiaks as the team scored five unanswered goals for the 8-2 win.
Scoring for Aldergrove in the third were Quinncy Leroux on a power play, Derian White on a power play, Vilio, Kurt Klimek and Jacob De Waal on a power play. Assists came from Joshua Poitras, Oliver (2), Ty Pickering, Clayton Schroeder, Callegari, Kyle Bosko (2), and Cheema.
Cheema was the game’s first star for his three point night, Vilio was second star and Callegari was third star.
Th Kodiaks face Delta Ice Hawks in Ladner next Tuesday, Nov. 15 and host the Port Moody Panthers the following night, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7:15 p.m. at Aldergrove Arena.
Kodiaks Eric Callegari scored Aldergrove’s first goal on Mission Outlaws in an 8-2 win Nov. 9.
Kodiaks Matt Oliver scored a pair of goals on Mission Outlaws Nov. 9.