An early high-sticking penalty by defenceman Jamieson Ree sent the Sockeyes to their first powerplay. A shot from Troy Kaczynski hit a defender in front and found its way to the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. Goals from Tyler Andrews and Matt Bissett led to a 3-0 Sockeyes lead and the end of the night for Kodiaks goaltender John Krentz just 5:15 into the 1st. Another goal from Bissett 3 minutes later on goaltender Griffin Baillie put the Sockeyes up 4-0, a lead they held for the remainder of the period.
Inevitably after a high-scoring 1st period, the 2nd period settled down considerably. Sockeye's centre Mac Colasimone broke the stalemate with a nifty move in tight before delivering a crisp backhand shot past Griffin Baillie for the 5-0 goal. Sockeye's call-up Quinten Paille (AP) played solid all night after facing single-digit shots in the first.
As the game wore on, it got progressively more chippy. A couple of early Aldergrove infractions led to 5-on-3's and a pair of goals for the Sockeyes as Bissett scored his third goal of the night and Colasmone scored his second. The Kodiaks added one on the powerplay when Jordan Andrews was called for crosschecking, breaking the shutout for Paille. That was the last of the scoring in this one as the Sockeyes thrashed the Kodiaks 7-1.
- Bailey Meadows