It’s a little hard to believe, but tonight marks the first match up of the season tonight when the Outlaws face the Port Moody Panthers at the Port Moody Arena.
Last season was a battle for the ages between these 2 clubs and the race for the playoffs last year was one that will be remembered for years to come.
Port Moody started off thi season a little slow going 0-10 to start the 2014/15 campaign but since then they have strung together 3 wins in a row after making a coaching change. The Panthers are coming off a 3rd straight loss last night against the Abbotsford Pilots and will be looking to get back to some winning ways in the month of November.
The Outlaws are also coming off a loss of their own last Saturday at the MLC against the Delta Ice Hawks but Mission City has been very good on the road this season with a record of 4-2-0-0 away from the Mission Leisure Centre.
Who to watch for:
Mission City – Brody Dyck – Dyck had a 2 goal game last Saturday against Delta and his puck control is really starting to take true form as he is able to create chances for the rest of his line.
Port Moody – Adam Rota – Rota leads the team in points with 14 goals and 20 points on the season. Rota was key contributor in the 3 game win streak the team went on in October as he had 11 points combined in those 3 games.
Not to sound too much like a broken record but in the extremely tight Harold Brittain Conference you can’t ignore the fact that a win and a roll is needed to get started. Tonight against a reeling team like the Port Moody Panthers is a good chance to get the ball rolling in the right direction.
Tune in for all the LIVE action on our FREE “audio only” channel at mixlr.com/outlawshockey or find the “LISTEN LIVE” link on our website in the left hand menu on missioncityoutlaws.com. Puck drop is 7:45 PM with the pregame show at 7:35 PM.
As for now you’re up to date. See you at the rink.