Junior Outlaws improve to 16-3-2
The Kansas City Junior Outlaws opened 2009 with a tie and a victory on Saturday and Sunday on the road at Sioux City, Iowa.
Kansas City gave up four goals in the third period of Saturday’s game and watched a cozy lead disappear in a 5-5 tie.
The Outlaws scored three goals in the first period. The first was scored in a power play as Shawnee Mission West’s Jake Nichols finished a shot off an assist from Shawnee Mission Northwest’s Max Weibrecht in the seventh minute. Later in the period Tommy Dowell of Blue Valley West received a pass from Mill Valley’s Cameron Snyder and slipped a shot past the Sioux City keeper. Just 14 seconds later the Junior Outlaws scored again, this time on a goal by BV West’s Tyler Frederes.
KC took a 3-0 lead into the second period before extending the margin to 4-0 with a goal by Joshua Ziehm of Park Hill (Mo.).
Sioux City got on the board at the 9:35 mark of the second period, and from there the tide turned. Sioux City scored four times in the third period, and KC needed a goal from Weibrecht to force the tie.
Less than 24 hours later Kansas City regrouped and avenged the tie with a 5-2 victory over Sioux City. The Junior Outlaws again scored three first-period goals, but this time they preserved the lead.
Wiebrecht opened the scoring at 2:43 into the game. Four minutes later SM Northwest’s Tristan Pomerance scored. Blue Valley Northwest’s Matt Uvodich extended the lead to 3-0 just 12:10 into the match.
Each team scored goals in the second and third periods, but Kansas City never relinquished command.
Kansas City (16-3-2) returns to Iowa on Saturday and Sunday for a pair of games against Waterloo.