Abbotsford’s Mateo Toledo battles along the boards against Halen Cordoni during game two action in Abbotsford on Saturday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Pilots fire back in game three

Pilots now trail Ridge Meadows 2-1 in best-of-seven series

The Abbotsford Pilots have a chance to even the Harold Brittain conference final tonight (Friday) at two games apiece after a big win in Maple Ridge on Wednesday.

Trailing 2-0 in the series to the Ridge Meadows Flames, the Pilots scored a 6-4 win in game three to climb back into the series.

Noah Wiebe got the Pilots on the board just 80 seconds into the game, and Jeremy Zomar made it 2-0 for Abbotsford to close out the first period.

The offence continued for the Pilots in the second period, as Cameron Obcena, Tyler Wickman and Wiebe put Abbotsford up 5-0 by the middle of the second. The Flames got on the scoreboard to make it 5-1 after 40 minutes.

Ridge Meadows made it interesting in the third, drawing to within two goals before Mateo Toledo made it 6-3. The Flames added a late goal to reach the final score.

Pilots forward Baylee Wright picked up four assists in the win, and leads all players in scoring during the playoffs with 14 points in six games.

Abbotsford’s Gunnar Neilsen made 14 saves to earn the win.

The win comes off a game one 5-1 loss in Maple Ridge on March 2 and a game two 5-3 loss in Abbotsford on March 3.

The series shifts back to Abbotsford’s MSA Arena tonight at 7:30 p.m. Game five goes down on Saturday night in Maple Ridge.

If necessary, game six returns to the MSA Arena on Tuesday, with game seven scheduled for Thursday.

For more on the team, visit abbotsfordpilots.com.

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