It was a bad night to be a home team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League on Friday.
Jared Sprink scored a pair of second-period goals for the Waywayseecappo Wolverines as they edged the host Neepawa Natives 4-3 in one of four games in which the visiting team came out on top.
In Friday’s other games, it was: Portage Terriers 4, Virden Oil Capitals 2; Steinbach Pistons 2, Dauphin Kings 0; and Selkirk Steelers 3, Winkler Flyers 1.
At Neepawa, Sprink’s goals gave the Wolverines (3-3-1) a 4-1 advantage, but the Natives (1-7-2) didn’t go away quietly as Riley Hillis and Drake Lindsay both scored in the final frame to close the gap to one, but that’s as close as Neepawa could get.
Robert Briem finished with one goal and two assists for Wayway, while Dylan Nelson provided the other marker.
Hillis scored Neepawa’s other goal. Derrick Brooks finished the night with three assists.
Terriers 4 Oil Capitals 2
At Virden, Dylan Butler scored twice as Portage (6-2-0) had four unanswered goals to earn the win. Elkhorn’s Brad and Shawn Bowles both picked up an assist.
Melita’s Lucas Oliver scored twice for the Oil Caps (5-3-0) in the first 3:26. Virden native Wyatt Kalynuk had an assist.
Pistons 2 Kings 0
At Dauphin, Justin Augert set up Nicholas Kobelka’s opening goal and then scored the insurance marker for Steinbach (7-1-0).
Nicholas Deery stopped all 22 shots for the Pistons. Jeremy Pominville made 32 saves for the Kings (4-4-0).
Steelers 3 Flyers 1
At Winkler, Parker Thomas assisted on the game-tying goal and scored the winner for Selkirk (5-2-1). Shawn Pachet netted to lone marker for Winkler (2-6-0), which gave up three unanswered goals.
The Natives have traded the Junior A rights of 18-year-old forward Rhett Law to Saskatchewan’s La Ronge Ice Wolves for 20-year-old forward Jaret Smith.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 12, 2013