The Wilkie Sr. Outlaws have not only run the table in SWHL play during the season, but they have also won three provincial playoff games to up their record to an impressive 21-0 so far this season. Outlaws' player and Head Coach Derek Keller attributes their success to familiarity and chemistry.  

“We've been lucky over the years to have the same crew and the same core team for the most part. Nobody's really turned over so, I mean that obviously helps with the chemistry. We know where each other is, we have played together. We're getting to be an older team so, we have slowed down a stride or two, but I think the chemistry and just knowing where each other is on the ice makes up for that.” 

Shifting gears to tonight’s game against the Macklin Mohawks in the SWHL semifinals, Keller expects a hard-working series.  

“Macklin always plays us tough. We've had them several times over the years, we've got a pretty good rivalry going with them. They always play us tough. Good, honest, hardworking team so, we know we're in for they got three lines that can go. They have got a good defense corps, and they have got a good goalie. There are no easy games so we have got to be ready to go because if you don't show up prepared to play them you will end up on the wrong side of things.” 

Game one between the Mohawks and Outlaws goes Tuesday night at 8:30 pm in Wilkie.