The Mission City Outlaws came out strong in their third playoffs game against the Aldergrove Kodiaks but still ended up on the losing side of the 6-3 score.
The Outlaws outshot the Kodiaks 42-28 and made the only power play goal as well as a short-handed goal Monday night at Aldergrove Arena but the Kodiaks led in scoring throughout the night.
Kodiak Spencer McHaffie scored the only first period goal, assisted by Elvis Jansons and Joshua Cronin.
The Outlaws evened it up early in the second with a short-handed goal by Tristan Dundas. Kodiaks Quinncy Leroux scored at 8:46, assisted by Calen Whitworth and Robert Jang, to go up 2-1, but Outlaw Dylan Kooner evened it up again a couple minutes later.
The Kodiaks took charge in the 18th minute with a pair of goals seconds apart by Scott McHaffie, assisted by his brother Spencer and Elvis Jansons on both.
Down by 4-2 at the start of the third, Outlaw Kyle Raymond scored their final goal of the night at 9:27 of the third on a power play, before the Kodiaks took another pair. Brandon Dolby scored at 13:21, assisted by Jansons and Nolan Wallinger, and Leroux scored a shorthanded empty-netter, assisted by Jang, at 18:28 for the 6-3 win.
The next game in this best-of-seven series is on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:15 p.m. at Aldergrove Arena.