Garett Rempel netted a hat trick and set up another goal on Sunday as the Neepawa Tigers opened the best-of-three Westman High School Hockey League championship series with a 5-2 win over the Major Pratt Trojans in Russell.
Wyatt Salmon added a goal and an assist for the Tigers, while Brett McKinnon also found the back of the net. Robert Wishart replied with a goal and a helper for the Trojans, with Brayden Cullum supplying the other marker.
Neepawa will host Game 2 on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
» Brandon Sun