It will be the 3rd meeting of the season when the North Delta Devils pay their second and final visit to the Mission Leisure Centre this regular season to take on the Mission City Outlaws tonight.
The Devils have had the number of the Outlaws in the first 2 meetings of the season. The first win came back in game #1 at the Mission Leisure Centre where the Devils handed the Outlaws a 5-2 loss. The 2nd game was played at the Sungod Arena and the Outlaws fell 3-2 in a penalty filled affair.
The Outlaws are coming off a win at home last Thursday at the MLC and are winners of 2 of their last 3 games with the most recent loss coming Tuesday night against the other Delta team, the Ice Hawks. The good news is after a loss like that, the Outlaws get right into it tonight.
The Outlaws still sit 1 point back of the Ridge Meadows Flames in the Harold Brittain Conference for 3rd place and the Flames are idle again tonight. Mission City will have to have a good showing and try and leap frog the Flames because this will take care of the games in hand the Outlaws had on Ridge Meadows.
The North Delta Devils have had their fair share of struggles this season and currently sit in the bottom of the Tom Shaw Conference with a record of 5-15-0-1 for 11 points on the season. Head Coach John Craighead has been very vocal lately with the lack of performance, in his opinion, that his team has had lately with a record of just 2-8 in the last 10 games and loser’s of 4 straight. You better believe that the Devils will bring high energy to their game tonight.
Who to watch for:
Mission City – CJ Lillies – Lillies was very good with his neutral zone coverage on Tuesday night in Delta. His ability to read the play and capitalize on missed opportunities to clear the puck out by the Ice Hawks was a welcome addition to the Outlaws game.
North Delta – Brett Mackey – This will be the first game back to the Mission Leisure Centre since being traded to the Devils for Mackey. Always want to have a good showing in front of the former fans and maybe silence the crowd early on.
Seeing how Will Latimer got the start between the pipes in Delta and Abbotsford, you would have to assume that Jeff Veitch may get the start tonight at home. Veitch was in net last Thursday when the Outlaws defeated the Port Moody Panthers.
Game time is 7:15 pm at the Mission Leisure Centre. Come on down and check out the action. Lets fill the rink and support our team Mission. Can’t make it out to the rink the broadcast will be available on FastHockey.com PPV and on our FREE audio only channel at MixLR.com.
One Team. One Goal. One Mission.
As for now you’re up to date. See you at the rink.