The Pilots and Outlaws are set to square off in game one of the Brittain conference final in Abbotsford on Friday.

The Pilots and Outlaws are set to square off in game one of the Brittain conference final in Abbotsford on Friday.

Pilots facing Outlaws in round two

Winner advances to PJHL final

A familiar foe stands in the way of the Abbotsford Pilots in their quest for a Pacific Junior Hockey League championship.

The Pilots learned on Saturday night that they will be matched up against their rival Mission City Outlaws in the Harold Brittain conference final, which gets underway on Friday night in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford and Mission met six times in the regular season, with each team winning three.

The Pilots will be well rested, having disposed of the Aldergrove Kodiaks in six games following a 5-1 win on Feb. 24.

Abbotsford had strong opening-round performances from forwards Mitchell Plevy and Hayden Guilderson, along with defender Devon Becker, who all scored six points against the Kodiaks. Pilots forward Jackson Waniek had a team-high four goals in the six-game series.

The series kicks off in Abbotsford on Friday at 7:30 p.m., with game two at the Mission Leisure Centre on Saturday at 6:45 p.m. Game three will also be in Mission on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Game four returns to Abbotsford, while games five and seven, if necessary, will be in Mission.

The winner receives the Harold Brittain conference title, and will then play the winner of the Tom Shaw conference final, which pits the Delta Ice Hawks against the Grandview Steelers.

Read the Abbotsford News online for more coverage of the series.