The Mission City Outlaws wrapped up the preseason schedule with 2 exhibition games this week against the Langley Knights and the Port Moody Panthers.
It all got started on Thursday night when the Outlaws got a real good look at their opening night opponent, the Langley Knights, at the George Preston Recreation Centre. Mission City was reunited with some regulars from last season that were making their return from Junior A camps and that was a big help for the club especially on the back end.
The staff had a lot to be happy with from what they saw from their club and also some things that would definitely need to work on to stay competitive this upcoming season like penalty trouble. This was evident the most in the late stages of the game as the Outlaws saw the lead they had almost erased but Mission City would hold on for the 6-5 win.
After the game I had a chance to catch up with Outlaws Forward, CJ Lillies to get his thoughts. Here is that interview:
On Saturday the hometown Mission fans would get their first real look at the team that is going to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup this season when the Outlaws took on the Port Moody Panthers in the final preseason match before the regular season starts.
The Outlaws found themselves trailing for the majority of the game but the poise of Mission City would dig deep and tie things up at 5-5 and send this one into overtime.
In Overtime, the Outlaws would improve to 2-1 in exhibition play as they were able to strike first in the extra frame and defeat the Panthers by final score of 6-5.
Overall there is a lot to be excited about with this Mission City hockey team as they get set for the first game of the regular season on the road in Langley on Thursday night.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!
As for now you’re up to date. See you at the rink.