The Kodiaks jumped to an early 2-0 lead with back-to-back goals in the span of 1:46. Matthew Melanson (3) opened the scoring at 10:24 with an assist from Tyler Cannon. A short time later, the Kodiaks leading scorer Lucas Thompson (6) beat Machholz at 12:10, with helpers from Paul Dosanjh and Ethan Koskelainen. The Pilots were able to make it 2-1 at 13:36 with affiliate player Dalton Edwards (1) firing a shot in the low slot past Aldergrove netminder Jonas Hamrin for his first goal in the PJHL.
Shots: 14-10 Aldergrove
The lone goal of the middle frame didn’t come until there was 3:09 left, when an unassisted effort from Melanson (4) got him his second of the night. The Kodiaks would go into the third period with a 3-1 lead.
Shots: 15-9 Abbotsford
Edwards (2) was able to notch his second of the evening only 56 seconds into the third period when Hamrin was unable to hold on to a shot from Ethan Rideout from the left circle which allowed the affiliate player swoop in for the rebound. This 3-2 score would hold until the final buzzer.
Shots: 10-8 Abbotsford