WITH PHOTOS: Langley Knights rolling

The Langley Knights are on the march again.

Winners of their past two games, the junior B Knights are knocking on the door in their bid to regain top spot in the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s Harold Brittain Conference.

A 7-2 win over the Ridge Meadows Flames on Friday at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge gives the Knights a 17-14-1-1 record, as they moved into sole possession of second place in the conference, one point back of the Aldergrove Kodiaks (15-10-2-5).

Leading 2-1 after the first period of Friday’s contest, the Knights took over in the second by scoring the only two goals of the frame.

Carson Rose on a Langley power play and an unassisted marker from Tristan Craighead gave the visitors a 4-1 advantage going into the final period of play.

A goal from Jackson Surbey 40 seconds into the third period all but put the game away for the Knights.

Then, after Langley’s Mitchell Biermann found the net 1:17 later, the Knights had an insurmountable 6-1 lead before the third period was even two minutes old.

Ridge Meadows’ Bradley Crompton and Langley’s Dylan McCann traded goals to cap the game’s scoring.

In the opening frame, the Knights jumped ahead 2-0 on goals from Joshua Smith and Alex Kalau, who scored on a Langley power play with 1:12 remaining in the period.

The Flames’ Boston Colley scored a highlight-reel marker to narrow his team’s margin to 2-1 with just 13 seconds to go before the first intermission.

Special teams was a factor. The Flames’ power play was scoreless in seven attempts.

The Knights, meanwhile, cashed in on two of their five power play chances.

The Knights play tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 6) at the Ladner Leisure Centre against the host Delta Ice Hawks.

Then, on Thursday, Jan. 8, they host the North Vancouver Wolf Pack at the George Preston Recreation Centre. That game gets underway at 7:30 p.m.

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