Luke Galatiuk’s penalty-shot goal helped the Crocus Plainsmen win Game 1 of their Westman High School Hockey quarter-final 3-0 over the Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur Wildcats on Thursday.
Jackson Wallis and Austin Dobrescu also scored at Kinsmen Arena, while Tyler Ingraham earned the shutout. Game 2 will be played tonight in Glenboro at 7:30.
Late Wednesday, Jake Cullen and Layton Dornn each had one goal and two assists to lift the Plainsmen to a 5-3 win over the host Virden Golden Bears for a 2-0 sweep in their provincial AAAA qualifier.
Crocus will face the winner of the Dauphin-Vincent Massey series in the final.
Meanwhile, the host Neepawa Tigers doubled up on the Major Pratt Trojans 6-3 on Wednesday night to open their best-of-three provincial AA qualifier.
Riley Kolesar and Jesse Adams both scored twice for Neepawa.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 15, 2013