Abbotsford’s Cameron Judson fights for the puck against a Kodiak defender on Friday.                                 John Morrow/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford’s Cameron Judson fights for the puck against a Kodiak defender on Friday. John Morrow/Abbotsford News

Pilots finish off October with win

Abbotsford goes 3-6 in October after hot September

The Abbotsford Pilots ended a disappointing month with a big win in North Vancouver on Saturday.

Abbotsford handed the top team in the Pacific Junior Hockey League, the Wolf Pack, a 3-1 loss to end October on a high note.

Baylee Wright and Jacob De Waal scored in the first period for the Pilots, and De Waal made it a two-goal lead again in the third after North Vancouver got on the scoreboard in the middle frame.

Abbotsford’s power play was buzzing on Saturday, as both of De Waal’s goals were scored with the man advantage. Pilots goalie Keaton Dyck stopped 32 saves to record his eighth win on the season.

Wright was in on all three goals on Saturday, and he continued to lead the PJHL in scoring with 42 points in 17 games.

That win comes off the heels of a 4-3 loss to the Aldergrove Kodiaks at the MSA Arena on Friday.

Aldergrove scored three unanswered goals over the first two periods and never trailed in the game. Thomas Pickering on the power play, Wright and Cameron Judson all tallied for the Pilots. Dyck stopped 36 shots in a losing cause.

The Pilots also fell 6-3 to the Mission City Outlaws on Oct. 23. Mission opened the game with four unanswered goals to cruise to the win.

Jayden Castle, Alexander Beechey and Wright scored for the Pilots, and goalie Daniel Zuvic stopped 27 shots in the loss.

October saw the Pilots go a disappointing 3-6, but the club still remains in second place in the Harold Brittain conference and fifth overall in the league at 9-7-1.

Abbotsford next hosts the Ridge Meadows Flames on Friday at the MSA Arena. Face-off is set for 7:30 p.m.