Parker Thomas scored one goal and set up two others for the Selkirk Steelers as they shut out the host Neepawa Natives 3-0 on Sunday in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
In Sunday’s other game, it was Portage Terriers 4, Winkler Flyers 1.
On Saturday, it was: Waywaseecappo Wolverines 3 Virden Oil Capitals 2 (SO); Steinbach Pistons 3, Winnipeg Blues 2; and Steelers 3, Flyers 1.
At Neepawa, Erik Pushka added a goal and an assist, with Kolby Woods supplying the empty-netter for the Steelers (33-6-2). Nathan Park made 25 saves for his first shutout of the season. Brandonite Tyson Verhelst stopped 40 shots for the Natives (10-29-4).
Terriers 4 Flyers 1
At Portage la Prairie, Taylor Sanheim scored one goal and Shawn Bowles, who’s also from Elkhorn, set up two others for the Terriers (17-11-5), who snapped a three-game losing streak. Zack Waldvogel added a goal and an assist, while Zac Robidoux stopped 18 shots. Brett Klassen replied for the Flyers (12-27-4).
Wolverines 3 Oil Capitals 2 (SO)
At Waywayseecappo, J.J. Cruikshank scored twice in regulation for the Wolverines (12-24-2), then had the only goal of the shootout. His short-handed goal with 9:27 left in the third period forced OT. Brandonite Cody Nelson and Kurt Johnas also scored for the Oil Capitals (23-14-2), who have lost three straight. Justin Holder of Brandon made 31 saves for Waywayseecappo, while Kyler Beckett stopped 32 shots for Virden.
Pistons 3 Blues 2
At Steinbach, Matt Franczyk had the winner 4:17 into the third for the Pistons (31-9-2). Jordan McCallum and Warren Callis replied for Blues (21-15-5).
Steelers 3 Flyers 1
At Selkirk, Joel Messner and Shane Gingera led the Steelers with a goal and an assist each, spoiling Mitchell Maraschiello’s 38-save effort for Winkler.
Kings beat deadline
The Dauphin Kings pulled off a couple of late-reported moves before Friday’s MJHL trade deadline. They sent goalie Brian Archibald, a 19-year-old from Killarney, to the OCN Blizzard for future considerations. The Kings also picked up goalie Jordan Piccolino, 19, from Cornwall Colts (Ont.) for forward Tommy Hrazdira, 19.
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