The OCN Blizzard will look for a sweep tonight in game 4 of their first round, MJHL Quarter Final series against the Winnipeg Blues. The Blizzard can close out their best of 7 series tonight following a 1-0 victory in Game 3 Tuesday.
The game had a great back and forth feel to it as neither team could find the back of the net until the third period. Goaltenders Brett Epp and Jacob Gnidziejko were outstanding between the pipes as the contest turned into a great goaltender battle.
It took until midway through the final frame when Victor Knaub and the OCN Blizzard finally broke through. Knaub would score his team leading 3rd of the post season on a great cross ice feed from Jordan Valentino. Taylor Derynck would pick up the second assist on the OCN tally.
Following the goal, OCN would play great shutdown hockey, led by Brett Epp as they would keep the Blues goalless, winning the game 1-0 and taking a commanding 3-0 series lead. Epp has been outstanding in the series for OCN and it reflects in his numbers. He’s 3-0 with a 1.33 GAA and a .948 save percentage.
Leading Playoff Scorers:
Victor Knaub 3 goals 2 assists- 5 points
Brady Keeper 1 goal 3 assists- 4 points
Lantz Hiebert 2 goals- 2 points
Kyle Wiltshire 1 goal 1 assist- 2 points
Daylon Campbell 1 goal 1 assist- 2 points
Brendan Bartlett 1 goal 1 assist- 2 points
Dexter Kuczek 1 goal 1 assist- 2 points
Matt Leblanc 1 goal 1 assist- 2 points
Noah King 1 goal- 1 point
Michael Forseth 1 assist- 1 point
Head to Head- Blizzard lead series 3-0
Game 1 Mar-10-2017 Winnipeg Blues-2 @ OCN Blizzard-3
Game 2 Mar-11-2017 Winnipeg Blues-2 @ OCN Blizzard-6
Game 3 Mar-14-2017 OCN Blizzard-1 @ Winnipeg Blues-0
Game 4 Mar-15-2017 OCN Blizzard @ Winnipeg Blues-7pm
Game 5 Mar-17-2017 Winnipeg Blues @ OCN Blizzard-7pm*
Game 6 Mar-19-2017 OCN Blizzard @ Winnipeg Blues-7pm*
Game 7 Mar-21-2017 Winnipeg Blues @ OCN Blizzard-7pm*
Tonight’s game 4 can be heard on 102.9 CJAR or thepasonline.com. Game time is 7pm with the pregame show beginning at 6:45pm. Jaret Schneider will have the call from the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg.