The Neepawa Tigers spoiled the party in Russell on Friday.
Garett Rempel and Wyatt Salmon both scored a pair of goals as the Neepawa Tigers defeated the host Major Pratt Trojans 4-1 in the provincial AA high school hockey semifinals, ending Major Pratt’s hopes of winning a provincial title on home ice. Jordan Furman scored for the Trojans.
The Tigers will battle the Deloraine/Hartney Colts in today’s final at 2 p.m. The Colts defeated the Melita/Waskada Devils 5-2 in the other semifinal. Andrew Vercaigne, Jared Maxwell, Lucas Hainsworth, Regan Bertholet and Ty Moffat scored for the Colts, while Wes Meggison and James Turnbull replied for the Devils.
The Trojans and Devils will play for bronze today at 11 a.m.
Meanwhile, in the consolation final, the Pembina Tigers, who are from Cartwright, Manitou and Pilot Mound, scored four unanswered goals to edge Somerset’s Prairie Mountain Mustangs 6-5. Kirby Bridges had two goals for the Tigers, while Braeden Beernaerts netted a pair for the Mustangs.
The Dauphin Clippers went 0-2 at the provincial AAAA hockey championship in Winnipeg on Friday. Jessy Morran scored Dauphin’s lone goal in a 6-1 loss to the Kelvin Clippers before they fell 3-0 to the River East Kodiaks.
» Brandon Sun