Knights trail Kodiaks for top spot as regular season draws to close

Langley sits five points back of Aldergrove with five games to play

The Langley Knights have their work cut out for themselves if they hope to capture the Harold Brittain Division title.

With five games to play, the junior B hockey club trails the Aldergrove Kodiaks by five points in the race for top spot in the PJHL division.

The Knights have led the race for much of the season, but have just one win in their past five games, a 4-3 victory over the second-place Abbotsford Pilots on Thursday (Jan. 22) at the George Preston Recreation Centre. But the team failed to build any momentum from that win after losing 5-2 on Saturday night to the MIssion City Outlaws at the Mission Leisure Centre.

Against the Pilots, Langley trailed 3-1 in the second period before rallying back with three unanswered goals. Dylan McCann scored the winner with less than three minutes to play.

Tristan Craighead, Alex Kalau and Carson Rose had the other goals while Cole Forbes stopped 27 shots for the win.

Against the Outlaws, the teams were tied at two after 40 minutes but Mission City scored three times in the third.

McCann and Mitchell Biermann had the Langley goals.

The Outlaws are one point back of Langley for third place in the division.

Meanwhile, Aldergrove has four wins in their past five games, including a pair last week, 8-3 over the Outlaws at the Aldergrove Arena on Jan. 21 and 4-3 in overtime against the Ridge Meadows Flames on Jan. 23.

Cameron Davitt led the way in the first game with two goals and five points while Quinncy Leroux (two goals, one assist), Eric Callegari (one goal, two assists and Elvis Jansons (one goal, two assists) each had three points.

Davitt also had the overtime winner in the next game while Brandon Dolby scored twice. Jansons had the other goal.

Aldergrove hosts the Grandview Steelers on Wednesday (Jan. 28) while Langley welcomes Mission City to town the following night.