Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Kodiaks solidify grip on playoff spot with 12-10 win over Excelsiors
The game itself served as a pretty good reflection of the season as a whole: the Kodiaks got out to a fast start while Brampton was slow out of the blocks, then Brampton got things together and put on a push towards the end, but ultimately it wasn't enough.
Mike Teeter had a huge first period for the Kodiaks. He scored 4 goals in the period to help give KW a 6-2 lead. They were up 10-4 by the 12:41 mark of the second frame. Then Brampton started chipping away at the lead, getting 1 goal back in the second and outscoring KW 5-2 in the third.
Teeter added a pair of assists to lead the Kodiaks with 6 points, while Aaron Wilson had 5 (1g, 4a) and Jordan Critch 4 (2g, 2a). Dillon Ward made 46 saves to earn the win and helped his own cause with 3 assists. Ryan Learn and Ethan O'Connor each scored twice for Brampton. Sandy Chapman and Mike Burke each chipped in a goal and 3 assists.
Both teams are back in action Thursday night. Brampton plays host to the Brooklin Redmen and the Kodiaks are in Peterborough to play the Lakers.