Power play lifts Devils

The powerplay of the Delta Ice Hawks was the only thing that allowed the junior B team to salvage a point Tuesday night in Ladner.

The Ice Hawks scored all four of their goals with the man advantage in their 5-4 loss to the North Delta Devils in a Pacific International Junior Hockey League (PIJHL) game Tuesday night.

The Devils held a 13-5 shots on goal advantage in the first period, but trailed 2-0 before Ryan Carter netted his first of two power play goals for the visitors. North Delta led 3-2 at one point in the second frame before the Ice Hawks tied the game after 40 minutes.

The teams traded goals in the third, then Kyle Leung’s second of the contest just 11 seconds into overtime won the game for the Devils.

Mike Popowich also tallied for the winners.

North Delta was two-for-eight with the man advantage, while the Ice Hawks got their four goals on nine power play opportunities.

The Devils outshot Delta 38-32. Josh Krenus made 28 saves in the North Delta goal for the win.

For North Delta, it was their third win in as many games under new head coach Ron Johnson, and improved their record to 11-15-2 (won-lost-overtime loss). The Devils are now in sixth place in the eight-team PIJHL, one point back of the 11-12-3 Grandview Steelers.

The Devils were in Richmond last night to play the Sockeyes, and will host the Steelers Saturday night at the Sungod Arena at 8:30 p.m.

Eagles top Chiefs in Langley

Scoring two unanswered goals in each of the first two periods, the Surrey Eagles knocked off the Langley Chiefs 8-3 in a B.C. Hockey League game Wednesday night in Langley.

Ryan Pajimola, Adam Basford, Adam Hartley and Cameron Sinclair staked the Eagles to a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes, with Hartley, Brody Toigo, Max Grassi, and Richard Vanderhoek netting third period goals.

Grassi also assisted on three goals for a four-point night.

Surrey went four-for-eight on the powerplay, and held the Chiefs to just one goal on six opportunities.

The Eagles improved to 18-13-0-2 (won-lost-tied-overtime loss), and are in second place in the Coastal Division of the Junior A league, and will play a home-and-home series against the Merritt Centennials starting tonight at 7 p.m. at the South Surrey Arena.

The Centennials are in last place in the Interior Conference with a 7-18-1-5

The two sides play again tomorrow in Merritt.

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