The Ridge Meadows Flames have been playing better hockey, but the schedule has them up against the league’s best teams.
On Saturday night at the Harry Jerome Rec Centre in North Vancouver, they lost 8-4 to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack – a team that has gone a sterling 12-1-0-2 so far this season.
Boston Colley had a goal and an assist in the game, while Danny Wilson, Joe Olson and Dale Howell also scored.
The Flames got two first-period powerplay goals, then cruised to a 5-0 win over the Port Moody Panthers on Friday night in Pacific Junior Hockey League action at Planet Ice.
Kurt Klimek was perfect in goal, stopping all 23 shots that he faced in the shutout.
Colley had three assists, Andrew Strelezki had a goal and an assist, and Cameron Alder, Jordan Rendle, Bradley Crompton and Howell all scored.
The Flames, now 6-7, remain in second place in the Harold Brittain Conference.
Their schedule doesn’t get easier – they are in Richmond on Thursday, taking on the 12-3-0-1 Sockeyes, and then host a Halloween game on Friday night at Planet Ice, when they take on the 7-7 Grandview Steelers.