Knights stretch streak to seven

October has been a good month for Langley junior B hockey club

The Langley Knights stretched their unbeaten streak to seven games — spanning the whole month of October — after a tie and victory last week in junior B hockey action.

The Knights tied the Aldergrove Kodiaks 4-4 on Oct. 23, the first time this season Langley did not win on home ice at the George Preston Recreation Centre.

The team did bounce back to win on the road, doubling the Abbotsford Pilots 4-2 at MSA Arena the next night. The results improve Langley to 9-3-1-0 and their 19 points give them a seven-point cushion for top spot in the PJHL’s Harold Brittain Conference.

Aldergrove is tied for second behind the Knights with a record of 3-5-2-4.

Carson Rose scored twice in the first game with Darien Craighead chipping in a pair of assists. Blake Gorrill and Jackson Surbey had the other goals. Cole Forbes made 40 saves.

Jacob Cronin, Elvis Jansons, Brandon Dolby and Jordan Funk scored for the Kodiaks. Ben Giesbrecht stopped 53 of the 57 shots he faced.

Against the Pilots, Langley scored three times in the third period to erase a 2-1 deficit.

Levi De Waal led the way with two goals and an assist while Tristan Craighead and Surbey had a goal apiece.

Nickolas Trenciansky made 42 saves for the win.

The Knights are on the road tonight (Tuesday) at the Ladner Leisure Centre against the Delta Ice Hawks. They also host the North Vancouver Wolf Pack on Thursday at the Preston Centre in a battle of the two division leaders.

Langley Times