Brandonite Tanner Jago scored a pair of goals while Tristan Keck had three goals and an assist to lead the Winkler Flyers to a 7-1 triumph over the host Neepawa Natives in Manitoba Junior Hockey League action on Monday night at the Yellowhead Centre.
Connor Patchett also scored for the Flyers (11-21-8), who received three assists from former Native Tyler Swerdyliak and a goal and an assist from Cartwright’s Jory Mullin. Derrick Brooks replied with the lone goal for the Natives (10-25-5), while Brandonite Brayden Cuthbert drew an assist.
Meanwhile, the Dauphin Kings are eighth in the country in this week’s Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings. The Kings are currently second overall in the MJHL with a 27-11-2 record, behind the league-leading OCN Blizzard (28-14-3), who are ranked 15th in the country, and ahead of the Winnipeg Blues (25-12-0) who are ranked 17th in the CJHL.
In other MJHL news:
• Rory Futz of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines has been suspended for two games for receiving a checking from behind major on Jan. 9 versus OCN.
• Steinbach Pistons forward Trent Genyk has been named player of the week after scoring three goals and notching seven points in four games.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 15, 2013