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MAY 18, 2019 - Earlier this week, the Abbotsford Pilots acquired defenseman Tyson Goryniuk from the Port Moody Panthers in exchange for future considerations. 

Goryniuk initially started his PJHL career with the Pilots in late 2017 before being dealt to the Panthers, appearing in 62 games and tallying 2 goals, 4 assists and 235 penalty minutes over 1 and a half seasons. Additionally, Goryniuk appeared in one game for the Nanaimo Clippers in the 2018-19 season.

The 2000-born Chilliwack native is a product of the Pursuit of Exellence Academy based in Kelowna, playing for their Varisty and U16 programs between 2015 and 2017.

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Written by: Justin Sulpico

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LANGLEY - The Langley Trappers emerged victorious on Sunday afternoon over the Abbotsford Pilots, 4-3 the final score in Game #6 to close the first round series 4-2. All four Langley goals were scored on the power play. It was a back and forth affair with clubs exchanging goals throughout the afternoon and Langley never holding the lead until the end of the game. The eventual overtime winner was scored by Casey Whintors in the first overtime period. Trappers goaltender Kristian Lyon made 38 saves and was awarded 1st star honours. Abbotsford goaltender Keaton Dyck finished the afternoon with 25 saves. Langley will now face Grandview in the second round of the playoffs.

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Written by: Justin Sulpico
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ABBOTSFORD - The Langley Trappers defeated the Abbotsford Pilots in Game 5 at MSA Arena on Friday night by a score of 5-3. Two-goal scorers were seen on both sides as Baylee Wright of the Pilots and Trevor Sundher of the Trappers both found the net twice. Kristian Lyon stopped 52 out of 55 shots en route to his clubs’ third straight postseason win, and third win in franchise history. The Trappers have now bounced back in the best-of-7 first round series and lead 3-2. 

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Written by: Justin Sulpico
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LANGLEY TOWNSHIP - The Langley Trappers finally notched their first playoff win of the series, successfully defending the George Preston Centre on Tuesday night by defeating the Abbotsford Pilots by a score of 4-1. Three straight goals in the first period from Corbin Genge, Sloan Kelly, and Brandon Rexhepi were the difference maker in the third game of the best-of-7 series, which Langley now trails 2-1. A flurry of penalties assessed to the Trappers in the final five minutes of play did not phase the home team. Goaltender Kristian Lyon made a total of 52 saves in the win.

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Written by: Justin Sulpico

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Just over 24 hours after Game #1 was played, the Abbotsford Pilots repeated their winning ways over the Langley Trappers on Saturday night, defeating them 4-3 in Game #2 of their first round playoff series. A raucous crowed was on hand at MSA Arena as Keaton Dyck made 27 saves in the win. Kristian Lyon was credited with the loss however, backup goaltender Noah Masog had to step in for 13 seconds in the second period while Lyon had an equipment malfunction. Abbotsford now leads the series 2-0 as the play will shift to Langley on Tuesday and Wednesday night for Games 3 and 4.

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Written by: Justin Sulpico

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The Abbotsford Pilots took down the Langley Trappers by a score of 4-2 on Friday night at MSA Arena to take Game #1 of their first round playoff series. The two Harold Brittain Conference foes meet by way of seeding, Pilots with the 4th playoff seed and the Trappers with the 5th. The night was highlighted by a two-goal effort from Baylee Wright, and goaltender Keaton Dyck credited with the win.

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ABBOTSFORD - The dates have been set for the first round of the 2019 PJHL playoffs and the Abbotsford Pilots will face-off against the Langley Trappers in a best-of-seven series. It will be the second season in a row that these two teams meet in the first round. The two sides come into the postseason with the fourth and fifth seed, respectively. 

On the final home of the 2018-19 season, the Abbotsford Pilots (27-14-1-1) defeated the Port Moody Panthers (15-26-1-1) by a score of 5-1. Pilots captain Baylee Wright re-wrote junior hockey history in front of family and fans as he notched his 122nd point of the season, giving him the PJHL record for most points in a single season. Wright recorded four points on the night. Keaton Dyck recorded 22 saves for the win.

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The month of February started off fresh as the Abbotsford Pilots (26-14-1-1) defeated the Mission City Outlaws (12-26-0-3) by a score of 4-2 on Friday night. Three unanswered goals sealed the deal in the second period. Griffin Abbott and Tristan Takats were the goal scorers for the Outlaws. A three point night for captain Baylee Wright now sees him tied for the PJHL single season point scoring record of 121.

Game one of a home-and-home series saw the Abbotsford Pilots (25-12-1-1) emerge victorious over the Grandview Steelers (21-17-2-0) by a final score of 3-2. Will Hazell-Penaluna notched the game-winning goal at 4:49 of the 3rd period. Thomas Pickering and Jamie Housch also added tallies for the Pilots, who were backstopped by a 23 save effort from goaltender Keaton Dyck. Mateo Toledo and Tristan Olson were the goal scorers for the Steelers. The win snaps a two-game losing skid for the Pilots and is their 15th win at MSA Arena this season. 

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Friday night in Abbotsford saw the Pilots (24-11-1-1) fall by a score of 6-2 to the visiting Delta Ice Hawks (25-7-2-3). The loss saw Abbotsford snap a nine-game home win streak dating back to Nov. 2nd. Ice Hawks captain Jordan Deyrmenjian led his team with a goal and two assists while Pilots captain Baylee Wright notched an assist on the night. Jordy Engleson earned the win in goal for the Ice Hawks turning aside 22 of Abbotsford’s 24 shots while Keaton Dyck stopped 29 of 35 fired from the Delta Ice Hawks.

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Several Abbotsford Pilots have received the nod for this year’s Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) Prospect’s Game. The league announced rosters on Wednesday afternoon and three players will participate.

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Saturday night in White Rock the Abbotsford Pilots (23-10-1-1) shut out the White Rock Whalers (13-20-0-2) by a score of 4-0. Aidan Taylor got his 2nd straight win and first shutout in a Pilots uniform after being assigned to the team earlier in the week. It was a historic night for Pilots captain Baylee Wright who finished the night with three goals and an assist to become the first PJHL player since Josh Chapman of the Pilots in the 1998-99 season to surpass the 100 point mark. Wright finished the evening with 103 points on the season.

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The Pilots will have a strong contingency at this year's Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) All-Star Game. Rosters were unveiled by the league Tuesday morning and six players have been picked to represent Abbotsford.

Keaton Dyck (G), Tyler Wickman (D), Thomas Pickering (F), Cameron Obcena (F), Jake De Waal (F), and Baylee Wright (F) will all play for the Harold Brittain Conference team next week.

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The Abbotsford Pilots announced today that the club has acquired forward Will Hazell-Penaluna from the Port Moody Panthers in exchange for forward Alex Beechey.

Abbotsford Pilots Junior Hockey Club
Office: 34816 Orchard Drive, Abbotsford, BC, V3B 2B4
Arena: 2323 Emerson Street, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 3J3
Phone: 604.853.5258 | Email: abbotsfordpilots@shaw.ca

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