The Mission Outlaws defeated the North Vancouver Wolf Pack 4-2 before a large crowd at the Mission Leisure Centre on Wednesday night.
The win gives the local club a commanding 2-0 lead in the series entering tonight’s game in North Vancouver.
Bryce Pisiak scored a pair while Jacob Gushue and Kolby Steen added singles for the Mission squad.
Goaltender Bryce Phenix was outstanding in the Outlaws net.
Despite the victory, Outlaws coach Brad Veitch didn’t think it was a good game.
“I thought this was the worst game we played in the playoffs,” he said.
He said his players weren’t ready to go in the first period, but managed to battle back when needed.
“We were a little lucky tonight.”
Game four takes place Saturday night in the Mission Leisure Centre. Puck drops at 6:45 p.m.