The Dauphin Kings didn’t just sweep the OCN Blizzard in their Manitoba Junior Hockey League Sher-Wood Division semifinal — they shut them out.
Michael Stiliadis made 21 saves on Saturday night as the Kings beat the Blizzard 3-0 in The Pas, giving the Dauphin netminder a shutout in each of the four games in the best-of-seven series.
In Saturday’s other games, it was: Virden Oil Capitals 3, Swan Valley Stampeders 2; and Selkirk Steelers 1, Winnipeg Blues 0.
Sunday’s game between the Portage Terriers and the host Steinbach Pistons was still in progress in the second overtime period at press time.
Their best-of-seven Addison Division semifinal series was tied at two games apiece heading into Sunday’s contest.
At The Pas, Souris’s Tanner Butler set up a pair of Dauphin goals, while Dillan McCombie, Dylan Butler and Tanner Lomsnes each had a marker.
Killarney’s Brian Archibald made 34 saves for OCN.
Oil Capitals 3 Stampeders 2
At Swan River, Ben Williams of Souris scored with 25 seconds left in regulation time as the Oil Capitals evened their best-of-seven Sher-Wood Division semifinal series 2-2. Brandon’s Cody Nelson set up Mack Hardy’s game-tying goal in the second for Virden, with Corey Haverstick supplying the other marker. Nic Erb and Dylan Favell scored for Swan Valley, which will visit Virden for Game 5 tonight at 7:30.
Steelers 1 Blues 0
At Winnipeg, Erik Pushka’s power-play goal 5:11 into the third period helped Selkirk stave off elimination in their best-of-seven Addison Division semifinal. Braeden Ostepchuk stopped all 29 shots he faced to record the shutout. Winnipeg’s Byron Spriggs made 16 saves.
The Steelers, who trail the series 3-1, host Game 5 on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
» Brandon Sun