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Blues knock off first-place Steelers

The Winnipeg Blues completed a shocking upset of the Selkirk Steelers on Tuesday night.

The Blues beat the host Steelers 4-1 to clinch the best-of-seven Manitoba Junior Hockey League quarter-final series 4-1. Selkirk (49-7-4) led the league in the regular season, finishing a whopping 34 points ahead of fourth-place Winnipeg (31-23-6) in the Addison Division.

Elsewhere last night, it was: Portage Terriers 3, Steinbach Pistons 0. Tonight, the Swan Valley Stampeders host the Virden Oil Capitals, with Virden up 3-2 in that series.

In Selkirk, Jordan McCallum, Scott Rowswell, Taeron Lewis and Warren Callis scored the goals for Winnipeg. Erik Pushka replied with the goal for the Steelers. Byron Spriggs made 26 saves for the Blues, while Braden Ostepchuk stopped 18 shots for the Steelers.

Terriers 3 Pistons 0

In Portage, Talor Joseph stopped all 32 shots he faced while Dane Schioler scored twice and Jordon Boyd once as the Terriers evened up their best-of-seven series 3-3. Elkhorn’s Shawn Bowles had an assist for Portage.

Zach Rakochy stopped 27 shots for Steinbach, which will host Game 7 on Thursday night

» Brandon Sun

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 19, 2014

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The Winnipeg Blues completed a shocking upset of the Selkirk Steelers on Tuesday night.

The Blues beat the host Steelers 4-1 to clinch the best-of-seven Manitoba Junior Hockey League quarter-final series 4-1. Selkirk (49-7-4) led the league in the regular season, finishing a whopping 34 points ahead of fourth-place Winnipeg (31-23-6) in the Addison Division.

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The Winnipeg Blues completed a shocking upset of the Selkirk Steelers on Tuesday night.

The Blues beat the host Steelers 4-1 to clinch the best-of-seven Manitoba Junior Hockey League quarter-final series 4-1. Selkirk (49-7-4) led the league in the regular season, finishing a whopping 34 points ahead of fourth-place Winnipeg (31-23-6) in the Addison Division.

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