The OCN Blizzard celebrated the season with their Christmas Party. Read more to see photos of some of the fun we had. (Photos submitted by Ann Marie Clark, Deanne MacInnis & Andre Murphy)
Finally….a great team win last night in Dauphin as the boys get the “monkey” off our backs and put an end to the “L” streak with a huge 4-3 OT win. Preparation and accountability have been a huge focus these last few weeks. Sticking with the game plan from puck drop to the final buzzer is needed to ensure success of the team, last night and the future.
Despite not having bounces coming our way, the players really worked and earned a big win last night. After spending time on our special teams and game preparation this past week, improvements were evident, as the guys killed a 9 minute penalty and as well as earning 2 power play goals.
As a team we continue to look for improvements and are confident when playoff time comes, we will be a team to contend with. The message will continue to be the same all season long, it’s a process and we need to stick with it. Being accountable and sticking to the plan is key to our season success.
Thanks again to the best fans in the league as your support of our players and team!
The OCN Blizzard are thinking about Braden Pettinger, who recently was severely injured. The following is a summary from his gofundme page, which you are invited to donate to:
Braden Pettinger, a recent recruit of Portage, suffered a life-altering injury and is now paralyzed. The degree of paralysis is severe and although he under went a lengthy surgery in Winnipeg, it is unknown whether or not he will recover from his injuries.
As officials we thought it would be nice to extend the efforts and collect donations from anyone in our circle that may wish to support Braden and his family during this difficult time. If you wish please contribute to this fund to help Braden and his family cover the medical and travel expenses that they will have.
Jordin Tootoo started out his Junior career with the OCN Blizzard in 1998-99 scoring 16 goals and 21 assists in 47 games. A fan favorite, he was known for his thunderous hits and tough style of hockey,
Tootoo then moved onto the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League were he played for 4 seasons with over 209 points. Drafted by the Nashville Predators 98th overall, Tootoo remains in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils.
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