It was just what the doctor ordered on Thursday night for the Mission City Outlaws who have been reeling on home ice this young season and desperately trying to get a win in front of the home town fans.
For the second straight game, the opposition would get on the board first. The Ridge Meadows Flames would put a knuckler on net and it would handcuff Will Latimer. But the Outlaws would have an answer and it was on the power play when Kyle Lennea would go hard to the net and take a slap pass from Eddie Lalonde to notch his first of the year. The first period would end in a 1-1 tie.
On to the second and the Flames would take a 2-1 lead when Danny Wilson went to the net and was rewarded with a goal. Then in the last minute of play in the second period Brody Dyck would get the equalizer when he went to the net undetected and had the rebound come right on to his stick and he made no mistake knotting the teams at 2-2 going into the final frame.
In the third period the 2 teams exchanged chances early on but it was the Outlaws who make good on their chance just past the halfway point of the period when David McGowan would get his first of the season when he picked up the puck on boards, carried out front and wired one over the shoulder of Kurt Klimek. The Outlaws would hold off a late push from the Flames and would solidify the first win of the season on Home ice with a final score of 3-2.
It was a spirited affair between these two clubs and the season series is in full swing to say the least. Lots of great back and forth action, hard working goals and some rough stuff gave this game a real old school feel.
The Outlaws now hit the road for 2 games and it gets going on Saturday night when Mission City pays a visit to the Sungod Arena in North Delta to take on the Devils.
As for now you’re up to date. See you at the rink.