Pilots extend unbeaten streak

Abbotsford posts wins over Langley and Grandview over the weekend

Pilots forward Mateo Toledo dekes around a Langley Knights defender during PJHL action on Friday.

Pilots forward Mateo Toledo dekes around a Langley Knights defender during PJHL action on Friday.

The Abbotsford Pilots’ unbeaten 2016 calendar year continued on the weekend, with wins on Friday and Sunday.

Abbotsford hosted the Langley Knights on Friday, and posted a dominant 7-1 win.

The Pilots scored four unanswered goals over the game’s first two periods before Langley got on the board. Abbotsford added three more in the game’s final frame.

Kevin Allen (two), Cole Methorst, Dryden Michaud, Jackson Waniek, Erik Olson and Francis Bamford all scored for the Pilots.

Devon Becker, Mitchell Plevy, Sean Olson and Hayden Guilderson each recorded a pair of assists.

Abbotsford goalie Jacob Crawford stopped 24 of 25 shots to post the win.

The Pilots returned to the ice on Sunday, traveling to Burnaby to take on the Grandview Steelers.

Sean Olson opened the scoring in the first period, with Mateo Toldeo and Michaud scoring in the second to give the Pilots the 3-0 win. The Pilots killed off all five penalties they received, and outshot the Steelers 29-27.

Crawford earned his first-ever shutout in the Pacific Junior Hockey League, stopping all 27 shots he faced. The Pilots have not lost in regulation time since Dec. 18, and have a record of six wins and one overtime loss in 2016 action.

The pair of wins helped Abbotsford keep pace with the first-place Mission City Outlaws in the Harold Brittain conference. Both clubs have 53 points, but Mission has one more win than Abbotsford.

The Pilots host the Outlaws on Friday, with top spot in the conference up for grabs.

Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at the MSA Arena. For more information on the team, visit abbotsfordpilots.com.