The Waywayseecappo Wolverines gave up three goals in the first six minutes of Friday’s Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoff game in The Pas, and couldn’t come back as they fell 5-4 to the host OCN Blizzard and saw their season come to an end.
Daniel Stagg of Killarney had a goal and an assist for the Blizzard, who got 45 saves from Killarney’s Brian Archibald as they won the best-of-three play-in series 2-1.
Brenden Luschinski scored twice for the Wolverines, while Brandonite Justin Holder stopped 37 shots.
The Blizzard advance to the best-of-seven Sher-Wood Division semifinal against the Dauphin Kings, who will host Game 1 on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The other Sher-Wood Division semifinal between the Virden Oil Capitals and the Swan Valley Stampeders starts in Virden today at 7:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the opening game of the best-of-seven Addison Division semifinal between the Portage Terriers and the host Steinbach Pistons was still in progress at press time.
» Brandon Sun