Pilots pelt pucks at Flames goalie, win 5-3

The Abbotsford Pilots beat the Ridge Meadows Flames 5-3 on Friday evening at MSA Arena.

Abbotsford Pilots forward Brad Parker celebrates teammate Brett Kolins’s first-period goal against the Ridge Meadows Flames at MSA Arena on Friday. The local junior B hockey club won 5-3 to improve to 11-4-0-0 on the season.

The Abbotsford Pilots dominated the Ridge Meadows Flames in the shots-on-goal department, and it translated to a 5-3 victory on Friday evening at MSA Arena.

The Pilots out-shot the last-place Flames 44-14, building a 3-1 lead and cruising from there.

Kyle Star paced the offence, scoring twice, while Ryan Stewart, Brett Kolins and Riley Lamb also tallied for Abbotsford. The Pilots improved to 11-4-0-0, good for second in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Harold Brittain Conference. They trail the Aldergrove Kodiaks by two points, but have a game in hand.

The Pilots are back in action on Thursday, as they visit the Mission Icebreakers (7:45 p.m., Mission Leisure Centre). They return home to host the Delta Ice Hawks on Friday (7:30 p.m., MSA Arena).

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