BURNABY - After shutting out their opposition on Friday night, the Abbotsford Pilots (9-17-0-0) had the result reversed on Sunday getting blanked by the Grandview Steelers (17-7-2-2) by a score of 2-0. The Pilots were unable to capitalize on the power play, including an instance in the third period which saw Abbotsford produce one shot during a five minute major. Steelers goaltender Cale Dolan stopped 15 shots on the way to his league-leading 7th shutout of the season, while Brock Machholz of the Pilots faced 21 shots in his first appearance since November 15th.
Shots: 8-3 Grandview
Shots: 7-6 Abbotsford
Goals did not start appearing until the final frame. Stepping out of the penalty box, Carson Zimmerman joined an odd-man rush by the Steelers into the offensive zone. With a trio of Steelers honing in on Brock Machholz, Ethan Strik connected with affiliate player Isaac Phillips at 4:28 for his first goal in a Steelers uniform, and the first goal of the game for Grandview. Jordan Myers would later score an empty net goal at 19:58 to put the game to rest at a 2-0 final score.
Shots: 9-5 Grandview
Final Score: Grandview Steelers 2 - Abbotsford Pilots 0
Final Shots: 23-15 Grandview Steelers
Cale Dolan - 15/15 saves for Grandview, W (14-6-1)
Brock Machholz - 21/23 saves for Abbotsford, L (7-10-0)
Abbotsford Power Play: 0/5
Grandview Power Play: 0/1
Next Pilots Game: Thursday in Surrey against the Knights at 7:00pm.