The OCN Blizzard will welcome the Winnipeg Blues tonight to the GLMC, for game 5 of their best of 7, first round MJHL series. The OCN Blizzard have an opportunity to move to the second round with a win, they lead the series 3-1. (Read more...)
After winning Games 1 and 2 at home, the OCN Blizzard split games 3 and 4 with the Blues in Winnipeg. They now have a chance to close out the series this evening, their second opportunity to do so.
After OCN took a commanding 3-0 lead, the Blues took game 4 with an overtime winner thanks to Dexter Kuczek. Kuczek, cruised into the OCN zone on a 2 on 1 and was able to rip the winner through the pads of OCN goalie Brett Epp. The goal gave the Blues some life in the series as they won their first post season game. They will face elimination again tonight, but with a win could send the series back to Winnipeg for game 6.
The Blizzard have been led offensively through the playoffs by Brady Keeper and Victor Knaub. The two sit tied for the team lead with 6 points through 4 games. Between the pipes Brett Epp has been outstanding for OCN as he sits with a 3-1 record, a .924 save percentage and a 2.20 GAA. He will be back in net for OCN in game 5.
MJHL Playoff Bracket:
1. Steinbach Pistons- 3 (Game 6 Monday)
8. Neepawa Natives- 2
2. Winkler Flyers-3 (Game 6 Sunday)
7. Virden Oil Capitals- 2
3. OCN Blizzard- 3 (Game 5 Sunday)
6. Winnipeg Blues-1
4. Portage Terriers- 3 (Game 6 Monday)
5. Selkirk Steelers -2
Game 5 of this series was originally scheduled for Friday but thanks to freezing rain on Highway 6 and 60 it had to be postponed to tonight.
Head to Head- Blizzard lead series 3-1
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-4 @ Winnipeg Blues-5
Game 5 Mar-19-2017 Winnipeg Blues @ OCN Blizzard-7pm
*Game 6 Mar-21-2017 OCN Blizzard @ Winnipeg Blues-7pm*
*Game 7 Mar-23-2017 Winnipeg Blues @ OCN Blizzard-7pm*
Tonight’s game can be heard on 102.9 CJAR or thepasonline.com if you can’t make it to the GLMC. Tonight’s 50/50 is a guaranteed $1,000. Game time is 7pm.