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Blizzard Get By Flyers, On to Winnipeg Tonight

After a 5-2 victory over the Winkler Flyers last night the OCN Blizzard continue a two game road swing in Winnipeg to play the Blues tonight.  (Read more…)

Brady Keeper got the Blizzard off on the right foot notching the first goal of the game at the midway mark of the first period. The Blizzard would roll from there as the Flyers couldn’t get within two goals throughout the night.

Tonight the Blizzard continue their trek around Southern Manitoba as they visit the Blues in Winnipeg. OCN has now won 11 of their last 12 games and are currently riding a 4 game win streak. The recent surge by OCN now has them in a tight race with the Selkirk Steelers and Winkler Flyers for 2nd and 3rd in the MJHL standings. OCN sits just two points back of both teams and have 2 games at hand over Selkirk. 

DATE

AWAY

 

HOME

SCORE

TYPE

07-Oct-16

Winnipeg Blues

@

OCN Blizzard

3 – 4

RS

08-Oct-16

Winnipeg Blues

@

OCN Blizzard

2 – 3

RS

17-Dec-16

OCN Blizzard

@

Winnipeg Blues

2 – 5

RS

18-Dec-16

OCN Blizzard

@

Winnipeg Blues

5 – 7

RS

15-Jan-17

Winnipeg Blues

@

OCN Blizzard

2 – 3

RS

 

 

For the Blues and Blizzard, the home team has won all 5 previous meetings this season, which obviously bodes well for Winnipeg tonight. The Blizzard won one goal games over Winnipeg at the GLMC but it’s been a different story in Winnipeg. The Blizzard dropped a tough contest 5-2 in the first meeting and lost a high scoring affair 7-5 in the next.  In the 5 meetings Winnipeg has scored a total of 19 goals while OCN has scored just 17. 

OCN was lead offensively last night by the line of George King, Tristan Elie and Jeremy Dumont. The three combined for 9 points and have been the top offensive line for OCN since mid-January.

Jeremy Dumont was in on 4 of 5 OCN goals as he had 4 assists. George King scored his team leading 34th of the season and added two assists. Elie pitched in with 2 assists and leads the team with a 1.6 ppg mark since joining the Blizzard.

TEAM

GP

W

L

OTL

PTS

GF

GA

DIFF

STRK

Steinbach Pistons

54

45

8

1

91

232

108

+124

W2

Winkler Flyers

56

38

15

3

79

208

142

+66

L2

Selkirk Steelers

58

38

17

3

79

208

170

+38

W2

OCN Blizzard

56

37

16

3

77

191

142

+49

W4

Portage Terriers

55

34

18

3

71

235

177

+58

W1

Winnipeg Blues

56

27

24

5

59

188

190

-2

W2

Virden Oil Capitals

56

23

25

8

54

153

190

-37

L2

Swan Valley Stampeders

55

18

32

5

41

146

218

-72

L6

Neepawa Natives

53

16

31

6

38

144

206

-62

L1

Dauphin Kings

56

15

35

6

36

132

209

-77

L4

Waywayseecappo Wolverines

55

14

37

4

32

160

245

-85

W1

 

Tonight’s game can be heard on 102.9 CJAR with Jaret Schneider. Puck drops at 7pm from the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg.

 

Photo credits: Trevor Wright/ Opasquia Times.