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Blizzard Take first Two of MJHL Finals

Thanks to two wins on home ice the OCN Blizzard have a 2-0 series lead over the Portage Terriers in the MJHL Finals. The Blizzard defeated the Terriers on back to back nights this weekend, 8-3 on Saturday, followed by a 6-0 shutout on Sunday.  (Read more…)

In net, Brett Epp got the victory each night allowing just 3 goals on 68 shots, recording his 4th shutout of the playoffs.  Epp has a sparkling 10-1 post season record to go along with a 1.53 GAA and a .951 Save Percentage.  

For the Portage Terriers they managed just three goals this weekend each of which came on Saturday night, scored by Jeremey Leipsic, Mackenzie Dwyer and Spencer Kuhlman.  In net Kurtis Chapman allowed 9 goals on 55 shots while Brock Aiken allowed 5 goals on 16 shots.

OCN leads 2-0

Game 1:

Portage 3 @ OCN 8

Game 2:

Portage 0 @ OCN 6

Game 3:

 Wed April 12 - OCN @ Portage- 7:30pm

Game 4:

Thurs April 13 - OCN @ Portage- 7:30pm

Game 5:

Sun April 16 - Portage @ OCN- 7:00pm (if nec.)

Game 6:

 Wed April 19 - OCN @ Portage- 7:30pm  (if nec.)

Game 7:

Sat April 22 - Portage @ OCN- 7:00pm (if nec.)

The Series will now shift to Portage for Games 3 and 4 this week. Game 3 goes Wednesday with game 4 set for Thursday night.   At 3 pm on Tuesday, April 11, preparations are being made to send the team off with a rally at the GLMC.

Both games can be heard locally in The Pas and OCN on 102.9 CJAR. Out of town listeners can catch the game at thepasonline.com. Puck drops at 7:30pm each night.

The OCN Blizzard were led this weekend by Tristan Elie who had a pair of monster outings. Elie recorded 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points and now sits 1 point shy of the MJHL Playoff scoring lead. OCN also had big contributions from Daylon Campbell and Brett Epp and the rest of the Blizzard. 

Campbell scored 3 times and added 2 assists for 5 points. The Blizzard also got goals from Brady Keeper, Jeremy Dumont, Brady Valiquette, Brayden Dale, Keevan Daniels-Webb and Kyle Wiltshire.