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Blizzard Sweep the Weekend

FEBRUARY 9 – Winkler downed by the Blizzard in a Shut Out

The Blizzard defeated the Winkler Flyers 2-0 on Friday, February 9, 2024, at the Roy H. Johnston Arena. The Blizzard improved their record to 25-14-1-3, while the Flyers dropped to 32-6-2-2. Tomas Anderson was the star of the game, making 25 saves for his fourth shutout of the season.

The FIRST PERIOD was scoreless, as both teams had 10 shots on goal. The Flyers had two power play opportunities, but the Blizzard penalty kill was strong.

In the SECOND PERIOD the Blizzard opened the scoring at 13:23, when Emilien Charron netted his first goal of the season, assisted by Marlen Edwards and Sam Zagari. The Flyers had another power play chance, but could not beat Anderson. The Blizzard outshot the Flyers 8-9 in the period.

THIRD PERIOD saw The Blizzard added an insurance goal at 6:25 of the third period, when Kieran Cooke scored his sixth goal of the season, assisted by Miguel Bouvier and a rare goaltender assist by Anderson. The Flyers had two more power play opportunities, but the Blizzard defense held firm. Anderson made 12 saves in the period, while the Flyers made 10. The Blizzard outshot the Flyers 12-4 in the period, and 30-25 overall.

The Blizzard earned a 2-0 victory over the Winkler Flyers, thanks to a stellar performance by Tomas Anderson. The Flyers suffered their second loss in a row, and gave the momentum the team needed to continue the weekend.

FEBRUARY 10 – Blizzard take the Freeze

The Blizzard showed no mercy to the Winnipeg Freeze on Saturday night, as they scored eight goals and shut out their opponents in a dominant performance. Riley See led the way with a hat trick and an assist, while Sam Zagari and Keenan McNeill each had a goal and three helpers. Tomas Anderson made 20 saves for his fifth shutout of the season and second of the weekend.

The FIRST PERIOD has The Blizzard wasting no time in taking control of the game, as See opened the scoring just 1:18 into the first period, assisted by Zagari and Kieran Cooke. Quincy Supprien doubled the lead at 5:54, with Zagari and Brett Ward getting the assists. See added his second of the night on a power play at 17:44, with Cooke and McNeill setting him up. The Blizzard outshot the Freeze 18-9 in the opening frame and took a 3-0 lead into the intermission.

The SECOND PERIOD was more of the same, as the Blizzard continued to dominate the Freeze in every aspect of the game. McNeill scored his first of the night at 4:04, assisted by Miguel Bouvier. See completed his hat trick at 5:20, with Supprien and Zagari getting the assists. McNeill netted his second of the game at 13:20, with Sebastian Hamming and Bouvier getting the helpers. The Blizzard outshot the Freeze 17-4 and extended their lead to 6-0.

The THIRD PERIOD saw The Blizzard did not let up in the third period, as they added two more goals to their tally. Bouvier scored a shorthanded goal at 6:58, assisted by Emilien Charron. Zagari scored his first of the night at 8:11, with See and Charron getting the assists. Anderson stopped all seven shots he faced in the final frame and preserved the shutout. The Blizzard outshot the Freeze 19-7 in the third period and 54-20 overall.

The Blizzard improved their record to 26-14-1-3 with the 8-0 win over the Freeze, who fell to 8-31-3-0.  The Blizzard will look to keep their momentum going when they travel to the Niverville Nighthawks on Friday.