The Future Bright for Outlaws

The 2014/15 season was nothing short of extraordinary for the Mission City Outlaws.  This years team broke every record ever set in the teams existence in the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

The season started off a little bit on the slow side as the team was set to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup and at one point there was some doubt that this team might be the first team in the history of hosting a tournament of that caliber, to not make the playoffs.  Mission City converted the doubters in a hurry.

The Outlaws had a great showing down the stretch but none more noticeable than the record on home ice.  Mission City was able to go undefeated on home ice from November 30th until the end of the regular season.  They had a record of 12-9-1-0 at the Mission Leisure Centre.

The team finished 3rd in the Harold Brittain Conference with a record of 21-20-1-2 which was good for 45 points.  This was the best regular season record the Mission City Outlaws have ever had and the first time this team has finished better than 4th.

The Outlaws, for the first time, had a player on their team that led all Junior B hockey players in the province in goals.  Bryce Pisiak had 43 goals in the regular season.

The Outlaws weren’t done there.  This team had something to prove in the post season.  Mission City had the teams first ever playoff series win when they knocked off the Langley Knights 4 games to 2 and then they were able to punch their first ever PJHL Finals ticket with a 4 games to 1 series victory over last years PJHL Champions the Aldergrove Kodiaks.  The Outlaws came up a little short in the PJHL Finals 4 games to 2 to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack but I think this is going to make Mission City hungrier come next season.

With the stage set the Mission City Outlaws were ready to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup at the MLC.  All 4 teams were pretty evenly matched and the Outlaws had a great showing finishing 3rd in the round robin portion of the tournament and then defeating the very team that knocked them out of the playoffs, the North Van Wolf Pack, 7-0 in the Bronze medal game.  Who would have thought that the Outlaws would finish 3rd best in the entire province of British Columbia.  The Outlaws sure did.

All in all the city of Mission should be very proud of what their team accomplished this season and looking forward to the future to see what is in store for the team next season.

For the last time this season,

As for now you’re up to date.  See you at the rink in September.

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