How is it that one night the Outlaws look like no team can beat them and on other nights the opposite happens? That is the million dollar question for the Mission City organization. Hockey is a funny game like that and like the old saying goes, that’s why we play the games.
On Thursday night the North Delta Devils made their second and final visit to the Mission Leisure Centre this regular season. The Outlaws were coming off a disappointing loss to the Delta Ice Hawks on Tuesday when the club dropped a 3-2 decision and were looking to right the ship against the Devils. However, the latter happened and the Outlaws found themselves on the wrong end of the score board at the end of the night 6-3.
Devils forward Tristan Craighead had a night to remember as the PJHL rookie had 4 goals in a winning cause for North Delta. Craighead improves his record to 9 goals and 3 assists on the season for 12 points.
Jeff Veitch had the start in net for the Outlaws and he was the first to admit after the game that it wasn’t his best effort between the pipes Thursday. This was no more evident when Veitch was replaced by Will Latimer in the second intermission. The Outlaws would use this as a message from the coaching staff and come out fast in the third period putting 2 quick shots past Devils goaltender Nickolas Trenciansky. The Devils would answer back with 2 goals of their own and that would be all they needed to end their 4 game losing skid.
As the Ridge Meadows Flames were idle Thursday and the Outlaws not able to pull out a win, the standings stay the same in the Harold Brittain Conference with the Outlaws still trailing the Flames by 1 point.
Next up for the Outlaws is a road game against the Port Moody Panthers on Saturday night. Game time is 7:45 PM from the Port Moody Arena.
As for now you’re up to date. See you at the rink.