Pilots players battle for the puck against the Whalers during PJHL action on Sept. 27. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Pilots win streak ended at two

PJHL club takes on North Vancouver and Mission this weekend

The Abbotsford Pilots’ two-game win streak was stopped dead in its tracks by the Delta Ice Hawks on Tuesday, as Delta crushed Abbotsford 8-1 at the Ladner Leisure Centre.

The Ice Hawks exploded for five goals in the second period, and outshot the Pilots 46-27.

Abbotsford’s lone goal came from Devon Wolfe, who scored in the middle of the Ice Hawks’ barrage of goals in the second period. Pilots goalie Brock Machholz was chased after allowing six goals on 28 shots, and replacement Noah Masog surrendered two goals on 18 shots.

Tuesday’s loss comes after a 4-3 win over the White Rock Whalers at MSA Arena on Sept. 27. The teams were tied at two after 40 minutes, but the Pilots took a 4-2 lead early in the third to hang on for the win.

Abbotsford got goals from Dylan Campbell, Reid Dunham and Sean McCracken (two). Machholz made 32 saves in the win.

The Pilots also blanked the Surrey Knights 1-0 on Sept. 26 at the North Surrey Sport and Ice Complex. Mitchell Metcalfe scored the game’s only goal, and Masog made 34 saves for the shutout.

Abbotsford sits in third place in the PJHL’s Harold Brittain conference with a record of 5-3.

The Pilots next host the top-ranked North Vancouver Wolf Pack tonight (Friday) at MSA Arena. Face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Abbotsford then travels to Mission to take on the Outlaws tomorrow (Saturday) at 6:45 p.m.

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