Ricky Nicholson scored with 1:58 left in regulation Sunday to lift the Vincent Massey Vikings to a 5-4 win over the host Neepawa Tigers in the opening game of their best-of-three Westman High School Hocky League quarter-final.
Kirk Dechka chipped in with two goals for the victors, with Carson Ransom and Chipper Osiname adding singles. Wyatt Salmon scored twice for the Tigers, with Garett Rempel and Brendan Harris adding singles.
In Monday’s other game, the Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur Wildcats shut out the Souris/Reston Sabres 4-0.
Elsewhere Sunday, it was: Dauphin Clippers 3, Melita/Waskada Devils 1; Deloraine/Hartney Colts 4, Crocus Plainsmen 0.
Wildcats 4 Sabres 0
Damian McConnell, Nathan Grenier, Connor Johnson and Ty Durupt scored for Glenboro/Carberry/Baldur, while Joel Baron earned the shutout.
Clippers 3 Devils 1
At Dauphin, Maxime Lizotte scored twice for the Clippers to open their best-of-three quarter-final. Wes Meggison replied for Melita/Waskada.
Colts 4 Plainsmen 0
At Hartney, the regular-season champion Colts took their quarter-final series opener behind goals from Quin Hobbs, Mitch Dillabough, Ty Moffatt and Riley Bodin, while Reiden Bodin earned the shutout.
» Brandon Sun