Pilots forwards Jamie Housch and Roy McClure chase down a Flames defender during PJHL action on Friday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Pilots post pair of wins

Abbotsford defeats Ridge Meadows and White Rock over the weekend

The Abbotsford Pilots started off the month of November on a high note, opening with wins on Friday and Saturday.

The club hosted the Ridge Meadows Flames on Friday, and clinched the 4-2 win with a pair of goals late in the third period.

Abbotsford and Ridge Meadows traded goals in the first, with Jacob De Waal opening the scoring at 10:38 of the first period and the Flames evening the score at 17:03.

Pilots captain Baylee Wright made it 2-1 with a power play goal late in the second period, but the Flames responded at 7:43 of the third to make it 2-2.

Jared Pitkethly then scored the eventual game winner at 13:40, with De Waal adding a late goal for the 4-2 final.

De Waal (three) and Wright (two) both recorded multi-point nights, and Abbotsford goalie Keaton Dyck made 32 saves for his ninth win of the season.

Video by: Joshua Watkins/Black Press

The Pilots then traveled to White Rock to battle the Whalers and dominated the expansion Pacific Junior Hockey League team with a 7-0 win.

De Waal (two), Wright, Tyler Falk, Pitkethly, Jamie Housch and Cameron Obcena all scored for the Pilots.

Wright (four), De Waal (three) and Thomas Pickering (three) all had big offensive nights, with Dyck making 18 saves for his second shutout and 10th win on the season.

Wright and De Waal are now first and second respectively in PJHL league scoring, with Wright collecting 48 points and De Waal scoring 33 so far this season.

The Pilots now sit in second place in the Harold Brittain conference with a record of 11-7-1.

The team next hosts the Surrey Knights at MSA Arena on Friday. Face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Abbotsford then travels to Mission to take on the Outlaws on Saturday at 6:45 p.m.

For more on the team, visit abbotsfordpilots.com.

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