Pilots defender Savhan Gill controls the puck during PJHL against the Delta Ice Hawks on Friday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Pilots defender Savhan Gill controls the puck during PJHL against the Delta Ice Hawks on Friday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Pilots continue strong play

Abbotsford earns three of four possible points

The home undefeated streak is over for the Abbotsford Pilots, but the club still managed to earn three of four points from a pair of games on Friday and Saturday.

The Pilots hosted the Delta Ice Hawks on Friday and built a 2-0 lead over the first two periods after power play goals from Jacob De Waal and Tyler Wickman.

That lead evaporated in the third period, as Delta scored two power play goals of their own, including one with 35 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. The Ice Hawks connected on another power play goal in overtime to win 3-2.

Jamie Housch collected a pair of assists for the Pilots in the loss, with goalie Keaton Dyck stopping 33 shots.

Abbotsford then took on the Port Moody Panthers on the road on Saturday, and skated away with a 5-3 win.

Cameron Obcena opened the scoring at the five-minute mark of the first period, but the Panthers drew even eight minutes later. Thomas Pickering then scored a late one to put the Pilots up 2-1 after one.

Housch was the lone goal scorer in the second period, and De Waal gave the Pilots a 4-1 lead with a goal at 13:54 of the third. Port Moody scored two goals in 90 seconds to make it a 4-3 game, but Pilots captain Baylee Wright scored a late goal to make it a 5-3 final.

Dyck made 19 saves to record his fourth win on the season, while Wright collected four points and both De Waal and Obcena had three-point nights. Wright remains atop the Pacific Junior Hockey League standings with 17 points in six games.

Abbotsford’s loss on Friday was the team’s lone setback this year on home ice, but the club still has yet to lose a game at MSA Arena in regulation time. The Pilots sit in second place in the Harold Brittain conference, with a record of 4-1-1.

Abbotsford takes on the Aldergrove Kodiaks at the new Aldergrove Credit Union Community Arena tonight (Wednesday) at 7:15 p.m. The next home game is Friday night, when the Mission City Outlaws come to town.

For more on the team, visit abbotsfordpilots.com.