The Abbotsford Pilots suffered a rare loss to their cross-river rivals, the Mission City Outlaws, but bounced back with a dominant road win over the Grandview Steelers.
The Outlaws stunned the Pilots 4-2 on Friday at MSA Arena, scoring four straight goals bridging the second and third periods to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 4-1 lead. Dakota Klassen scored twice for Mission, while Kyle Raymond and Bakshi Gill added singles. Eric Wieking and Colton Cowden replied for the Pilots.
On Sunday, the Pilots took out their frustrations on the Steelers, pummeling them 10-5 at Burnaby Winter Club.
The Steelers raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, but the Pilots scored eight times in the second period and went 5-for-10 on the power play for the game en route to victory. Bradley Parker (four goals, two assists), Kolten Grieve (five assists), Braedon Monk (one goal, two assists) and Clayton Lake (two goals) paced the offence.
The Pilots (14-5-1, 29 points) still hold a one-point edge on the Aldergrove Kodiaks for first place in the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s Harold Brittain Conference, and they host the Kodiaks this Friday (7:30 p.m., MSA Arena).