Abbotsford Pilots pick up pair of wins

Abbotsford defeats Surrey and Port Moody over weekend

Alex Methorst pushes the puck forward against Surrey on Friday.

The Abbotsford Pilots kept pace in the highly competitive Harold Brittain conference, with a pair of wins on Friday and Saturday.

Abbotsford hosted the Surrey Knights on Friday, and took over late in the first period to earn the 5-4 win.

The teams traded leads early in the first, with Kellan Lavallee and Alexander Methorst giving Abbotsford a 2-1 lead mid-way through the first. Surrey tied the game minutes later, but Brady Morton put the Pilots up for good at 13:37 of the first.

Kolby Steen added a power play goal in the second period, but the Knights kept it a one-goal game with a late goal. The teams traded goals again in the third, with Lavallee scoring at 18:21, and the Knights scoring a minute later to make it a close finish.

Pilots goalie Noah Giesbrecht made 12 saves to pick up the win.

Abbotsford travelled north to Port Moody on Saturday and set the pace with four unanswered goals in the first two periods to cruise to a 7-2 win.

Morton, Methorst, Kyle Lennea and Philip Gauthier gave the Pilots a stranglehold on the game, with Morton adding a second goal in the middle frame.

Noah Wiebe and Methorst scored in the third to increase the Pilots’ lead. Jacob Crawford made 40 saves between the pipes for the win.

The pair of victories improved the Pilots’ record to 12 wins, five losses and one overtime loss, and they trail the first-place Aldergrove Kodiaks by three points in the conference.

Abbotsford takes on the Knights in Surrey on Thursday, before hosting the Ridge Meadows Flames on Friday. Face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at the MSA Arena.

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