The Portage Terriers managed to hang on to their share of first place in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League on Sunday despite having their seven-game winning streak snapped.
Parker Thomas had a goal and an assist as the host Selkirk Steelers shut out Portage 3-0. However, the Steinbach Pistons couldn’t move ahead of Portage in the standings as they fell 3-1 to the Winkler Flyers on Sunday.
On Saturday, it was: Waywayseecappo Wolverines 3, Dauphin Kings 1; Terriers 6, Winnipeg Blues 3; and Pistons 4, Swan Valley Stampeders 3.
Saturday’s game between the host Virden Oil Capitals and the Neepawa Natives was postponed. The Natives said they were unable to play due to illness and injuries.
At Selkirk, Erik Pushka and Brian Mackenzie netted the other markers for the Steelers (25-6-2). Braeden Ostepchuk made 30 saves for the shutout. Talor Joseph stopped 16 of the 18 shots he faced for Portage (25-8-5).
Flyers 3 Pistons 1
At Steinbach, Cartwright’s Bryce Enns set up Travis Marit for the game-winning goal for the Flyers (11-23-4), who snapped their four-game losing streak but still reside in the Addison Division basement. Evan Last scored in the opening frame for Winkler, while Regan Stire closed out the scoring with a power-play marker in the third.
Matt Franczyk replied with a power-play marker for the Pistons (27-8-1), who had their six-game winning streak snapped.
Wolverines 3 Kings 1
At Waywayseecappo, Brenden Luschinski scored a pair of goals and MacGregor’s Mitch Wiebe made 29 saves as the Wolverines (10-22-2), who are tied for the league’s worst record, ended Dauphin’s seven game winning streak. Dylan Nelson netted the other goal for the Wolverines, while Dalton Siwak scored the lone marker for the Kings (21-13-1).
Killarney’s Brian Archibald stopped 17 of the 20 shots he faced in net for Dauphin. Michael Stiliadis, who became the first Kings goalie to score a goal in Friday’s contest, had the night off.
Terriers 6 Blues 3
At Winnipeg, Taylor Friesen netted a pair of goals and set up another one for the Terriers, while Zack Waldvogel and Dane Schioler both had a goal and an assist. Elkhorn’s Brett Orr, Brad Bowles and Taylor Sanheim each recorded an assist. Jake Stilwell, Jordan McCallum and Kamerin Nault replied for the Blues (18-13-5).
Pistons 4 Stampeders 3
At Swan River, Hayden Goderis scored a pair of goals, with Ryan Edevold and Colin Baudry supplying the other markers for the Pistons. Max Provencher had a goal and an assist for the Stampeders (16-20-1), while Max Flanagan and Colton Brausen added the other Swan Valley goals.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 23, 2013