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Steelers Unable to Mount Comeback Against the Kodiaks

Steelers Weekly Recap

The Grandview Steelers are beginning to build some momentum as they have strung together 4 straight victories, the most recent being against the Surrey Knights on the road. The Steelers recorded double digits and put up 10 goals against the Knights who managed to spoil goaltender Kermany’s shutout bid with a power play goal in the late stages in the game. The Steelers offense saw almost the whole roster registering at least a point. The Steelers newest roster addition, Kaiden Johnson, registered 2 goals and an assist while Pavraj Bandesha and Cameron Lee also recorded 3 points.

Versus Aldergrove Pre-Game Breakdown

The Steelers carry a 6-3-1-0 record and are on a 4-game winning streak. The Steelers are also 3-0-1-0 at the House of Steeltown Pride. The power play is operating with a 20.59% success rate while their PK unit is 3 for 24 for 87.5%.

The Kodiaks are currently under .500 with a 5-7-0-1 record and are on the opposite spectrum of the Steelers with a 4-game losing streak. The Kodiaks have a 9.09% power play and an 85% penalty killing unit.

The teams have squared off once this season with Aldergrove winning the contest.

Game Recap

The Steelers were on the right track dominating the ice for the first 8 minutes however Captain Alec Pettingale gets called for a checking from behind which also comes with a game misconduct. The Kodiaks took full advantage battling back and building momentum. The Kodiaks open the scoring with a thunderclap of a slapshot in the slot to take a 1-0 lead into the 1st intermission. The Steelers did win the shot count 14 to 2.

In the middle frame, the Kodiaks who have been struggling to find the net, doubled up their lead as Taylor Chiu finds the back of the net. The Steelers were doing a good job creating chances around the Kodiaks net but were unable to solve goaltender Allen Gillies. As the clock winded down in the 2nd period, the Kodiaks score a buzzer beater to go up by three despite the protesting Steelers. The boys in black and yellow will need a big third period to get back into the contest.

The third period was a barnburner. It started off with the Steelers scoring 80 seconds in to finally get on the scoreboard, but the Kodiaks regain the lead a 90 seconds later. The Steelers responded with another goal shortly after to bring the deficient within 2. Then all chaos broke out. The Steelers get a 5 on 3 opportunity, and the Steelers make good to get within 1 with lots of time left on the second penalty. The Kodiaks then take a bench minor to give the Steelers 5 on 3 but the Steelers couldn’t find anymore magic to tie up the game. The Steelers appear to score a goal but it was called off as the net was knocked off derailing the Steelers comeback. The Kodiaks added a late insurance goal to put the final nail in the coffin.

Post Game and CCM 3-Stars

The Steelers registered 32 shots and the Kodiaks recorded 21 shots.

The CCM #ALLOUT 3 Stars for tonight’s contest:
1. Kodiaks #6 Taylor Chui
2. Steelers #8 Vincent Timperio
3. Kodiaks #10 Linden Storebo

The 3 Stars are brought to you by CCM.

The Week Ahead

The Steelers are headed to the famed George Preston Arena to battle the Langley Trappers and at the quarter mark of the season, the Steelers will host the high-powered offense of the Delta Ice Hawks.

The Steelers valiantly tried to mount a comeback but to no avail to drop the decision against the Kodiaks.

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