With a chance to create some separation in their race for the top spot in the division, the Aldergrove Kodiaks failed to do so, instead losing to both the first place and the last place teams in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League.
It began with a 3-2 home loss to the Mission Icebreakers, a team which picked up just its sixth win in 39 games, on Wednesday night at the Aldergrove Arena.
And it was followed by a 6-2 loss to the Richmond Sockeyes, who have just six losses in 39 games.
The end result is a slim two-point lead atop the Harold Brittain Conference over the Abbotsford Pilots with just six junior B hockey games remaining in the regular season.
Against Mission, Thomas Hardy scored twice in the first period and it looked like that would be enough. But Mission’s Danny Hall broke the goose egg with 6:24 remaining and then Kenny Prato and Brock Decker scored 10 seconds apart with less than 90 seconds remaining to pull of the shocker.
And the next night in Richmond, the Kodiaks trailed just 3-2 after 40 minutes but the Sockeyes sealed the win with three goals in the third.
Hardy, with his league-leading 29th, and Stephen Ryan had the Aldergrove goals.
Patrick Hunter, Rudi Thorsteinson, Carter Popoff, Justin Rai, Dominic Centis and Keenan Webb had the Sockeye scores.
Richmond scored three times with the man advantage.
Aldergrove will look to get back to the win column on Wednesday as they host the Ridge Meadows Flames on Feb. 15.