The Kodiaks lost their final game of the regular season Wednesday night in Aldergrove, bowing out against the Richmond Sockeyes.
Richmond had the early jump, outshooting the Bears 10-5 in the first period and scoring the only two goals of the frame. The Sockyes took the early lead.
The Kodiaks drew within one on a Mathieu Melanson tally at 7:24 of the second, but coughed up a powerplay goal to fall behind by two again.
Melanson scored again to bring the Kodiaks within one, but the Richmond Sockeyes responded with a late goal to regain the two-goal advantage.
The teams combined for 28 shots in the third period but neither team could find the back of the net, to make the final 4-2 Sockeyes.
Mathieu Melanson was named second star recording both Kodiaks’ goals.
Aldergrove was ultimately outshot by the Steelers 39-32.
The Sockeyes have clinched third place in the final standings.
The Kodiaks now await their next opponent for the first round of playoffs.