Pilots drop pair of games

Abbotsford falls from first to third in conference after losses

Pilots goalie Jacob Crawford prepares to make a save during PJHL action on Friday.

The Abbotsford Pilots‘ three-game winning streak came to a crashing halt on the weekend.

The Pilots were blanked at home 3-0 by the Grandview Steelers on Friday, and then fell 4-3 to the Ridge Meadows Flames in Maple Ridge on Saturday.

The Steelers scored a goal in each period on Friday, and the Pilots couldn’t slip one by Grandview goalie Matteo Paler-Chow, who stopped all 26 shots Abbotsford fired at him.

The loss was a form of payback for the Steelers, who suffered their first home loss of the season to Abbotsford on Oct. 9.

Pilots goalie Jacob Crawford made 31 saves in the loss.

Abbotsford travelled to Maple Ridge the next day, but fell behind early to the Flames and couldn’t recover.

Ridge Meadows scored two goals in the game’s first three minutes to pace the win. Brady Morton got the Pilots on the board in the first period, but the Flames added a power play goal to go up 3-1 after one.

Abbotsford’s Philip Gauthier scored the lone goal in the second period to make it a one-goal game again, but the Flames scored on the power play early in the third to make it 4-2. Abbotsford’s Kellan Lavallee connected with a late power play goal to make it a 4-3 final.

The pair of losses dropped the Pilots from first to third in the competitive Harold Brittain conference, and they now have a record of nine wins, four losses and one overtime loss.

The club returns to action on Friday, when they host the Port Moody Panthers. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at the MSA Arena.

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