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McHaffie nets Kodiaks' double-OT winner

Spencer McHaffie's goal 33 seconds into double overtime capped off the Aldergrove Kodiaks rally from two goals down in a 3-2 victory.

The Kodiaks trailed the visiting North Vancouver Wolf Pack 2-0 just past the midway point of the junior B hockey game on Jan. 15 at the Aldergrove Arena.

But 71 seconds after falling behind by a pair, Stephen Ryan potted his league-leading 32nd goal of the year. Ryan currently stands at 67 points after 35 games.

Jonathan Philley then tied the score five minutes into the third period, setting the stage for McHaffie's overtime heroics.

In the three-on-three, Spencer's twin brother Scott had wrestled the puck away from a North Vancouver player along the boards at centre ice and Spencer swooped in to take the puck to the Wolf Pack goal. The full house of 500 fans roared in approval, as the win closed out the Harry Hunt appreciation night on a perfect note.

Mitchell Crisanti and Marcus Houck had the Wolf Pack goals.

Aldergrove's Jordan Liem stopped 24 shots while North Vancouver's Braden Krogfoss made 47 saves in the losing effort. Shots on goal were 50-26 in favor of the Kodiaks.

First star was Spencer McHaffie, followed by Spencer Unger and Braden Krogfoss.

The victory improved Aldergrove to 27-5-1-2 and their 57 points give them a 13-point cushion for top spot in the PJHL's Harold Brittain Conference. They also lead Richmond by four points for top spot overall.

The Kodiaks face a pair of road games this weekend, Jan. 17 at the Ridge Meadows Flames and Jan. 18 at the Wolf Pack.

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