On Saturday night the Mission City Outlaws paid a visit to the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre in North Vancouver to take on the Wolf Pack and it was a match between two pretty evenly matched teams.
Both Teams came into the contest with 4 pts. each in their respective conferences. The Wolf pack were riding a high after defeating the Ridge Meadows Flames in double overtime the night before. The Outlaws were looking to take it to a possible tired North Van squad.
In the first period the Outlaws would open the scoring with a goal from Bakshi Gill. On a tick tack toe play by Mission and Gill received a perfect pass on the back door attempt and he put his first PJHL goal into the back of the yawning cage. A short while later the Wolf Pack would get on the board and tie things up with a goal from Mark Fletcher. Fletcher would dig deep and rush to the net as Brandon McReynolds would take a hard shot from his knees and goaltender Latimer couldn’t control the rebound as it comes right to the stick of Fletcher and he rung it off the cross bar and in. The opening frame ended 1-1.
The second period had everything but a lot of scoring with the only goal of the middle frame going to the Wolf Pack. The goal came off the stick of Spencer Quon after the Outlaws were called for delay of game when Jeff Penman accidentally put the puck out of play. Quon, in the slot would wrist one past Latimer into the net. The Wolf Pack would take a 2-1 lead into the final frame.
Third period started much like the second with great back and forth action. The Outlaws would get a pretty good scoring chance in the first minute of the final frame but the good defensive play from North Van would be the difference maker. To add insult to injury, Wolf Pack would score with just 0.1 seconds left on a beautiful back hand pass by Quon onto the stick of Cody Gordon. The Wolf Pack would hand the Outlaws the loss with a final score of 3-1.
With the loss Saturday night, The Outlaws stay tied for 3rd in the Harold Brittain Conference with the Ridge Meadows Flames who also lost to the North Delta Devils on Saturday night.
Next up for the Mission City Outlaws is a road game against the Aldergrove Kodiaks on Wednesday night. This game will be a good measuring stick for the Outlaws early on and also a chance for Mission City to get a bounce back effort.
As for now your up to date. See you at the rink.