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Outlaws riding a four-game winning streak

The Outlaws return to action on Saturday, when the Ridge Meadows Flames come to town.
Mission Outlaw Kolby Steen tries to check Aldergrove Kodiaks player Davin Padgham during Mission’s 6-2 victory.

After kicking off 2016 with a loss, the Mission City Outlaws are rolling, and are now riding a four-game winning streak.

After defeating Port Moody 3-1 on Jan. 2 and knocking off the Aldergrove Kodiaks 6-2 on Jan. 6, the Outlaws played two in a row on the weekend.

The Outlaws hosted the Langley Knights on Saturday, and blasted them 7-0.

Mission fired 69 shots at the Langley goalie, and scored three goals in both the second and third periods. Goal scorers for the Outlaws were: Ryan Sharma (two), Bryce Pisiak, Baylee Wright, Noah Wiebe, David McGowan and Justin Bowerman.

Mission defender Nicholas Thompson added a trio of assists in the win.

The game got chippy in the third period, with two players on each team getting ejected following fights. Mission goalies Jeffrey Veitch and Joshua Matzek combined for the shutout, stopping a total of 13 shots.

The Outlaws then traveled to Burnaby to take on the Grandview Steelers on Sunday in a much closer game.

Wiebe opened the scoring the first period, and the lead stood until there was 3:09 left in the third period, when the Steelers tied the game up. However, with just 1:27 left, Bowerman grabbed the lead back for the Outlaws and secured the 2-1 win.

Outlaws goalie Joshua Matzek stopped 23 shots to earn his very first Pacific Junior Hockey League win.

The pair of wins improve the Outlaws to a record of 24 wins, 11 losses and one overtime loss. Mission also vaulted over the Abbotsford Pilots to retake first place in the Harold Brittain conference.

The Outlaws return to action on Saturday, when the Ridge Meadows Flames come to town. Faceoff is set for 6:45 p.m. at the Mission Leisure Centre.