Ice Hawks gun down the Outlaws

Delta continued their point streak in October, taking a 4-2 win over the Mission City Outlaws on Tuesday night.

The Hawks have now accumulated seven points over the last four games, winning three of the four, jumping up the standings into a tie for third in the Tom Shaw Conference.

Head coach Steve Robinson was happy to see different a few different players contribute points in the win.

“It’s good to see those guys chip in, and the other power play unit coming in and contributing a goal when we needed it,” he said.

Cole Bromhead scored his third goal of the season, finishing off a 2-on-0 play that saw Sam Dowell beat Mission’s last man back to send the Hawks on the breakaway.

Delta added another goal in the first frame to make it 2-0 heading into the dressing rooms after 20 minutes; Mitch Lavoie broke into the Outlaws’ zone, dumping a pass into the slot for Bradley Araki-Young, who one-timed a shot. Daniel Zuvic was there for the stop, but Mark Epshtein was there to pick up the rebound for his ninth.

The Outlaws got on the board in second period, with a point shot from Nicholas Thomson finding its way through traffic and past Hunter Tarves.

In the third period, the Hawks came out on the good side of a scramble in front of the Outlaws’ net, with Mitch Lavoie scoring his first goal as a Hawk and the eventual game winner.

On the power play, Mission’s Arman Grewal brought the Outlaws to within a goal, but that’s as close as they would come.

Not long after Grewal’s goal, the Hawks struck back with a power play goal of their own. Araki-Young took a shot from the point, and Montaro Uyeyama tipped it past Zuvic to lock up the win.

The Ice Hawks will now head to North Vancouver on Saturday for a date with the first-place Wolf Pack. Coach Robinson said that his team will need to stay focused on defense to have success on the road.

“We need to make sure we’re moving our feet and not give them any opportunities on the power play. Recognizing that we need to play a disciplined, defense-first game against a high-octane team on home ice is important.”

Game time is 7pm at the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre.