There was one game played in the PJHL last night and boy oh boy what a game between the Mission City Outlaws and the hometown Aldergrove Kodiaks.
The Outlaws for the second straight game opened up the scoring with a goal from Nolan Dyck. It was a rather strange goal as Dyck dumped the puck on net from outside the blue line and it rolled past the Kodiaks goalie to give the Outlaws the 1-0 lead. Shortly there after Mission City would capitalize on a broken play at the side of the net where Jonathon Philley would find a streaking Holden Wilkerson pinching from the point and Wilkerson would put it away for a 2-0 lead. Late stages of the first and the Outlaws with penalty trouble, the Kodiaks would get back within one when Josh Cronin wristed a hard shot through traffic and past Jeff Veitch as the first period ended as the visiting Outlaws had the lead 2-1.
In the second period and the Outlaws being hemmed in their own zone for most of the period, the Kodiaks would get the equalizer with a goal from Adam Callegari. With 5:40 to go in the middle frame the Aldergrove Kodiaks would take the lead with a goal from the point from Roshan Jaswal. Like the first period, the second would finish the same way with a late goal, and this time it was Wilkerson’s second of the game tying things up and making way for a great final frame.
Onto the third and right out of the gate you could get a sense that the Outlaws were going to throw anything they could muster against the Kodiaks and they did just that. Bryce Pisiak put the Outlaws ahead as he roofed it for his third of the year. Then Bakshi Gill would round off the scoring with his second goal in as many games. On a bad turnover from the Kodiaks behind their own net and Gill was able to push away at the side of the net and put it past the Aldergrove goaltender. 5-3 the final in this one.
The win is the second of the season for the Mission City Outlaws and because the Ridge Meadows Flames were idle tonight, the Outlaws now have sole possession of 3rd place in the Harold Brittain Conference. The Outlaws also hand the Kodiaks their first loss in 5 games.
It’s a quick turn around for the Outlaws as the host the Port Moody Panthers at the Mission Leisure Centre tonight at 7:15pm.
As for now you’re up to date. See you at the rink.