Derrick Brooks’ unassisted goal in the third period held up as the game-winner as the Neepawa Natives beat the Winnipeg Blues 3-2 on Saturday during the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Showcase Weekend in Winnipeg.
Drake Lindsay and MacGregor’s Landon Thompson also scored for Neepawa (3-4-0). McCreary’s Rhett Law and Brandon’s Clayton Heinrichs picked up assists. Connor Cleverley had a pair of helpers for Winnipeg (5-2-0).
In Saturday’s other games, it was: Waywayseecappo Wolverines 4, Winkler Flyers 3 (SO); Steinbach Pistons 9, Dauphin Kings 3; OCN Blizzard 2, Portage Terriers 1 (SO) and Selkirk Steelers 5, Swan Valley Stampeders 3.
Wolverines 4 Flyers 3
Pilot Mound’s Brett Pinkerton picked up an assist and scored the only goal in the shootout for Wayway (3-3-1). Jean-Michel Naud, Russell Turner and Brett Lafond scored in regulation time. Jesse Collins and Justin Faux both had a goal and an assist for Winkler (2-3-2) and Cartwright’s Jory Mullin added two helpers.
The Wolverines also acquired 18-year-old forward Richard Dartnall from the SJHL’s Flin Flon Bombers on the weekend in exchange for future considerations.
Pistons 9 Kings 3
Jonah Wasylak scored two goals and Trent Genyk had three assists to lead the Pistons (3-5-0). Brenden Hurley netted a pair of goals for Dauphin and Ryan Luiten scored the other. Souris’ Tanner Butler picked up two assists and Deloraine’s Sutton Olson had one for the Kings. Killarney’s Brian Archibald took the loss in net. He was pulled during the second period after allowing five goals on 19 shots.
Blizzard 2 Terriers 1
Wilson Dumais and Thomas Ward-Cardinal both scored in the shootout for the Blizzard (7-1-0), who got a regulation-time goal from Garrick Gray. Lyndon Lipinski replied for Portage. MacGregor’s Mitch Wiebe made 30 saves in the Terriers’ net.
Steelers 5 Stampeders 3
Parker Thomas, Erik Pushka and Brett Dudar led Selkirk (3-3-1) with a goal and an assist each. Dylan Hykawy had two helpers for Swan Valley (1-3-1) and Virden’s Landon Peel added one assist.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 9, 2012