Mission City Outlaws’ forwards Chase Newman and James Veitch stuffed the scoresheet in a three-game win streak for the squad last week and received league-wide recognition. Newman and Veitch, both Mission natives, were named Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) Players of the Week for November 14-20, along with Richmond’s Rocco La Carra.
“Chase and James were playing together over that stretch, and just really fed off each other,” Outlaws’ head coach Brad Veitch said. “Both of them have been consistently working hard, making the most of their opportunities and getting some points.”
Newman notched a point in all three wins for the Outlaws. He scored a natural hat trick in an 8-2 rout of the Port Moody Panthers on Tuesday (Nov. 15), picked up an assist in a 5-3 win over the Richmond Sockeyes on Thursday (Nov. 17), and scored two goals — including the game winner — in another 8-2 beat down of the Abbotsford Pilots on Saturday (Nov. 19).
Meanwhile, Veitch continued his five-game point streak to earn player of the week honours. He tallied an assist against the Panthers, scored the game-winner in a two-goal performance against the Sockeyes and closed out the week with a goal and assist against the Pilots. Veitch built on his point-streak with a goal in an 8-4 win over the Grandview Steelers on Tuesday (Nov. 22) night at Mission Leisure Centre before it was snapped against the Abbotsford Pilots on Friday (Nov. 25).
The Outlaws sit in third place in the Harold Brittain Conference with a 16-8 record and 32 points after a six-game win streak. They trail the Langley Trappers and Ridge Meadows Flames in the conference along with Richmond and the Delta Ice Hawks in the league overall.
With 24 games remaining in the season, Mission is slated for visits to North Vancouver and Chilliwack before they return to Mission Leisure Centre on December 6 to face the White Rock Whalers.