After winning the first two games of the championship series

Outlaws facing elimination

Mission hockey team must win at home Friday night to force a game seven against North Vancouver Wolf Pack.

It’s do or die for the Mission Outlaws. The local junior B hockey squad has lost three straight playoff games and now face elimination entering Friday’s contest against the North Vancouver Wolf Pack.

The Outlaws, who won the first two games of the Pacific Junior Hockey League championship, are now down three games to two and must win at home in order to force a seventh and deciding match.

On Tuesday night, Mission travelled to North Vancouver and came out on the short end of a 5-2 score.

The Wolf Pack came out strong, jumping to a 2-0 lead. Late in the second period, Mission’s Nicholas Thompson found the back of the net to narrow the lead to 2-1

The Outlaws Bryce Pisiak tied the game up at two, but that was all the offence the locals could muster. The Wolf Pack scored three in a row to put the game away.

Friday’s 11-5 loss was one the Mission squad would like to have back. The locals charged out to a 4-1 lead in the first period and it looked like it could be easy sailing the rest of the way.

However, the Wolf Pack had other ideas. At the midway point of the second period, with Mission leading 5-2, North Vancouver began the comeback, scoring nine goals in a row.

Mission goals were scored by Ryan Sharma with two, Ram Brar, David McGowan and Bryce Pisiak.

On Saturday, the Outlaws were back on home ice, but fell 7-2.

Friday’s game starts at 6:45 p.m. at the Mission Leisure Centre.

If the Outlaws win, the seventh and deciding game will take place on Saturday night at 7:15 p.m. at the North Shore Winter Club.


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