Pilots outgun Outlaws

Abbotsford defeats Mission 5-4 in PJHL action on Friday

Pilots forward Justin Peaker pushes the puck forward against Mission during PJHL action on Friday.

For the second straight Friday, the Abbotsford Pilots took down a first place team in the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

A second period offensive explosion that saw the Pilots score four unanswered goals was the catalyst in a 5-4 Pilots win.

Mission opened the scoring and Abbotsford’s Sean Olson tied the game up in the first, but the Outlaws regained the lead with a late first period power play goal to hold a 2-1 lead after one period.

The Pilots turned on the afterburners in the second, when Olson scored 59 seconds in to once again tie the game up. Justin Wilde scored about two minutes later to give the Pilots the lead for the first time, and Alexander Methorst also scored minute later.

Cole Methorst then potted the eventual game winning goal after a nice set-up and the Pilots skated out of the second period with a three goal lead.

The Outlaws battled back in the third, scoring two goals and ringing a shot off the crossbar in the final minute, but the Pilots hung on for the 5-4 win.

“We started ok then struggled for a bit and then we were really good in the second,” said Pilot head coach Jim Cowden. “We really started to skate in the second period, I don’t think they got a shot in the first 10 minutes of the second. And our goals were all really good.”

Cowden said the penalty kill was again a big difference maker, as the Pilots had to kill of a two-man advantage for several minutes in the second period.

The win comes off a 3-2 loss to the Aldergrove Kodiaks on Wednesday.

For more details on both games, read Wednesday’s print edition of the Abbotsford News.

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