Craig Fournier scored 7:45 into overtime to give the Waywayseecappo Wolverines a 3-2 win over the OCN Blizzard in Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoff action on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Blues defeated the Winkler Flyers 4-2.
In The Pas, Robert Briem and George Splichal also scored for Waywayseecappo, while Mitch Wiebe finished with 31 saves.
Anthony Agner-Bouchard scored both goals for OCN, and Killarney native Brian Archibald stopped 28 shots.
Game 2 in the best-of-three first-round survivor series is slated for Thursday in Waywayseecappo at 7:30 p.m.
Blues 5 Flyers 2
In Winnipeg, Liam Bilton, Jordan McCallum, Kamerin Nault and Warren Callis scored for the hosts, while Byron Spriggs stopped 20 shots. Regan Stire and Evan Last scored for the Flyers, while Mitchell Maraschiello made 27 saves.
Game 2 in the best-of-three series is set for Thursday in Altona at 7:30 p.m.
Oil Cap, King honoured
Virden Oil Capitals forward Jake Dudar and Dauphin Kings netminder Jordan Piccolino are among the winners of MJHL player of the month awards.
Dudar was named rookie of the month after notching a goal and 10 points in 14 games for the Oil Capitals, while Piccolino posted a 4-2 record with a 1.50 goals-against average and a .949 save percentage in February to earn the nod as goaltender of the month for Dauphin, which is 16th in this week’s Canadian Junior A rankings.
In other awards, Selkirk Steelers sniper Parker Thomas was named player of the month for the third straight time, while Selkirk’s Joel Messner was defenceman of the month. Virden forward Corey Haverstick was a runner-up for player of the month, while Oil Caps teammate Kevin Pochuk was runner-up for top blue-liner.
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