The Abbotsford Pilots continued their hot run, picking up three of a possible four points in a pair of games against the Ridge Meadows Flames on Friday and Saturday.
Abbotsford traveled to Maple Ridge on Friday, and started out strong by building a 3-1 lead after the first period. Hayden Guilderson, Kenessary Kylyshbek and Cole Methorst all tallied for the Pilots.
However, the Flames kept chipping away, eventually tying the game at three at 6:14 of the third period. Ridge Meadows then scored at 3:28 of overtime to earn the 4-3 win.
Abbotsford outshot the Flames 42-34.
The two teams met again at the MSA Arena in Abbotsford on Saturday, and the Pilots had revenge on their mind.
Abbotsford jumped out to a three-goal lead in the first period, and then added four more in the second. The Pilots scored one more time in the third, before the Flames scored a pair of late goals. The 8-2 win is the goal total Abbotsford has scored this season.
Jackson Waniek (three), Kevin Allen (two), Mateo Toledo, Kellan Lavallee and Guilderson all scored for the Pilots. All but three players dressed for Abbotsford recorded a point.
Abbotsford’s record now stands at 22 wins, 10 losses, one tie and two overtime losses. They dropped out of first place after the weekend, with the Mission City Outlaws leapfrogging them in the Harold Brittain conference.
The club next hosts the Langley Knights on Friday. Face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at MSA Arena.