It will be the last visit to the Ladner Leisure Centre of the regular season for the Outlaws tonight when they face the Delta Ice Hawks.
The last time these 2 teams met in Delta, sparks flew at the conclusion of a great game. The blessing in disguise from that game would have to be the fact that you could really see the Outlaws come together as a whole. Team chemistry has been very evident as of late and that was no more evident than in the 2 games this past week when Mission City won back to back games for the first time this season.
The Delta Ice Hawks are never to be taken lightly this season. The Ice Hawks lead the way overall in the standings with an impressive record of 14-5-1-1 for 30 points and sit 1 point over the Abbotsford Pilots in the overall standings. Lately, however, the Ice Hawks have not done themselves any favours dropping 2 of their last 3 games and the Outlaws have shown this season that they can elevate their game to a whole new level when facing strong opponents.
The Outlaws sit just 1 point back of the 3rd place Ridge Meadows Flames. As the Flames are idle tonight, the Outlaws have a real good opportunity to finally start making some headway in the Harold Brittain Conference.
Who to watch for:
Mission City – Dakota Klassen- Klassen had himself a game to remember last Friday night when he found the back of the net not once but twice for his first multi goal game of his PJHL career.
Delta – David Rudin – For my money, one of the most noticeable Ice Hawks the last time these 2 teams met at the Mission Leisure Centre. Rudin also leads all D-Men with 16 points this season.
The Outlaws coaching staff will have the difficult task of which goaltender gets the start tonight. Both goalies are playing very well these days and that is one decision I’m glad that I don’t have to make.
As always you can tune into the game on our FREE Mixlr.com audio only channel tonight at 7:20 pm pre-game with a 7:30 pm puck drop LIVE. You can follow the broadcast on twitter @outlawsbcast for all the links to the audio broadcast tonight and updates. You can also click the link below this blog post. Enjoy the game everyone.
GO OUTLAWS!!!! One Team, One Goal, One Mission.
As for now you’re up to date. See you at the rink.