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Devils dropped on home ice

With nothing to play for until the post-season tournaments starts, the North Delta Devils dropped a 4-1 decision to the Richmond Sockeyes Saturday night at the Sungod Arena.

The Sockeyes, battling the Abbotsford Pilots for first place in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League (PIJHL), outscored the Devils by a goal in each period to move to within a point of top spot. Richmond led 1-0 and 3-1 at the period breaks, and netted the only goal of the final frame.

Kyle Brown scored the lone Devils goal, with an assist from Shane Goutsis.

Josh Krenus went the distance in goal, stopping 35 shots at the Sockeyes held a 35-39 advantage.

North Delta killed off six of seven Sockeyes powerplays, while failing to score with six man-advantage opportunities.

Destined for a sixth place finish in the eight-team PIJHL, the Devils will face either the Grandview Steelers or Ridge Meadows Flames in the first round of the playoffs.

In the race for third place and a playoff pairing with North Delta, the Steelers have a two-point lead on Ridge Meadows with each team having two games to play.

The Devils will close out the regular season next Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Sungod Arena.

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