Luke Karakas scored a pair of goals for the Neepawa Natives on Sunday as they snapped their six-game Manitoba Junior Hockey League losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the visiting Swan Valley Stampeders.
In Sunday’s other game, it was: Winnipeg Blues 4, Steinbach Pistons 3.
On Saturday, it was: Virden Oil Capitals 5, Stampeders 1; and Selkirk Steelers 8, Blues 1. Saturday’s scheduled game between the Dauphin Kings and the Pistons in Steinbach was postponed due to the weather and travel conditions, with the makeup date yet to be announced.
At Neepawa, Riley Hillis and Killarney’s Colton Magwood both had a goal and an assist for the Natives (10-24-4). Riley Kolesar, who’s from Neepawa, and Jaret Smith also found the back of the net for the Natives, who sealed the game with three unanswered markers in the third. Brayden MacDonald, Bo Sigurdson and Max Flanagan replied for the Stampeders (16-22-1).
Blues 4 Pistons 3
At Winnipeg, Jordan McCallum scored one goal and set up another for the Blues (19-14-5), who got all their goals in the middle frame. Tyler Anton replied with a goal and a helper for the Pistons (27-9-1), who share the Addison Division lead with the Portage Terriers.
Oil Capitals 5 Stampeders 1
At Virden, Elkhorn’s Curtis Oliver had a goal and an assist for the Sher-Wood Division-leading Oil Capitals (22-11-2). Lucas Oliver of Melita, Ben Williams of Souris, Brandonite Cody Nelson and Mack Hardy also scored for Virden, which got 24 saves from Adam Iwan. Flanagan scored for the Stampeders.
Steelers 8 Blues 1
At Winnipeg, Soren Fredriksen scored three times to lead the Steelers (26-6-2) to their sixth win in a row. Erik Pushka had two goals and an assist, while Kauk added a goal and two assists for Selkirk. Scott Rowswell was the Winnipeg marksman.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 30, 2013