Keesin Richard scored one goal and set up two others to lead the Vincent Massey Vikings to a 4-1 victory over the Crocus Plainsmen in a high school hockey game on Tuesday night at the Optimist Arena.
With the victory, the Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three first-round AAA/AAAA provincial playoff series, with Game 2 slated for Monday at the Optimist Arena at 3 p.m.
Chipper Osiname and Clark Whelpton both had a goal and an assist, while Wyatt Garden scored once for the Vikings. Norman Brightnose replied with the goal for the Plainsmen.
Tigers 5 Chancellors 3
In Minnedosa, Garett Rempel fired four goals to lead the visiting Neepawa Tigers past the host Chancellors in a Westman High School Hockey League regular-season game.
Shane Levandosky also scored for Neepawa (8-4-0).
Tyson Bachewich, Clay Bergeson and Nathan Stephenson replied with the goals for Minnedosa (3-7-3).
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 8, 2014