Outlaws send Kodiaks packing

Mission City pulls off second straight series upset, defeats Aldergrove in five games

Another local team has fallen victim to the Mission City Outlaws.

The Outlaws eliminated the Aldergrove Kodiaks in five games last week to advance to the Pacific Junior Hockey League championship series.

Mission City had beat the Langley Knights in six games in the opening round best-of-seven junior B hockey series.

Since losing games one and two to Langley, the Outlaws won eight of their next nine games, with the lone hiccup being a game one loss to the Kodiaks.

Following the series, Aldergrove coach Brad Rihela announced he was stepping down from the Kodiaks after two seasons in order to work with the Yale Hockey Academy in Abbotsford.

He will be the head coach of the school’s bantam prep team.

The Outlaws outscored Aldergrove — the top team in the Harold Brittain Division — 19-14 over the five games.

Mission City plays the North Vancouver Wolf Pack in the PJHL championship series.