Two streaks end as the Outlaws win in Aldergrove

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Matthew Trulsen made 43 saves and the Outlaws won the special teams battle against the Kodiaks in a 3-1 win Wednesday.

The Aldergrove Kodiaks were riding a four game winning streak when they hosted the Outlaws, who were win less in their past four.

For the second time this season, Matthew Trulsen faced his former team in the Kodiaks, as they went with Dawson Rodin in net.

In the First period,  The Outlaws capitalized while up a man.  Brenden Saether sent a low wrist shot from the near boards towards the net. It was redirected in front by Ryan Sharma, with Michal Holub garnering the other helper 8:05 in.

Just 1:29 later, the hosts responded. Matt Oliver pounced on a turnover at the Outlaws blue line. His initial shot was stopped, but not the rebound as the period finished tied at 1 a piece.

The eventual winner came in the Second period, and again on the power play. Baylee Wright worked some magic to score his 4th. He took a pass along the far board, did a toe drag through a diving defender who went down to block the shot, then snapped it 5 hole past Rodin. Nate Castoguay the lone assist with 1:29 left in the middle frame.

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The Outlaws third goal saw Liam Robinson poke a puck past Rodin after a scramble in front of the Kodiaks netminder. Tyler Wickman with the apple.

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The Outlaws locked it down the rest of the way, holding the Kodiaks off the board on 7 power plays while converting 2 of 3 of their own.

Trulsen made 43 saves while Rodin made 27.

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Coach Brad Veitch said he thought Trulsen had another strong game in net, and was impressed by the play of Tyler Wickman and Brendan Saether running the power plays from the point.

The ‘Laws are back home Saturday with Kolby Steen and the Abbotsford Pilots in town.

 

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