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December Recap

DECEMBER 5 – The Blizzard Defeat Swan Valley Stampeders 3-1

The Blizzard earned a hard-fought victory over the Stampeders on Tuesday night, with a 3-1 win at the Swan River Centennial Arena. The Blizzard improved their season record to 14-10-0-2, while the Stampeders fell to 6-18-2-0.

The FIRST PERIOD has a late Blizzard goal when #11 Riley See scored his sixth goal of the season, assisted by #23 Sam Zagari. The Blizzard outshot the Stampeders 13-12 in the period.

During the SECOND PERIOD the Stampeders tie the game with no answer from the Blizzard.

THIRD PERIOD See and Supprien steal the win when  #11 See scored his second of the night and seventh of the season, unassisted. Shortly after #17 Quincy Supprien scored an empty-netter with less than two minutes left, assisted by #44 Brett Ward and #16 Sebastian Hamming, to secure the win for the Blizzard. Tomas Anderson made 10 saves in the period and 27 in total.

DECEMBER 9 – The Blizzard showed no mercy to the Winnipeg Freeze on Saturday, December 9, as they scored nine goals in a one-sided showing at the Hockey For All Centre. The Blizzard improved their record to 15-10-0-2, while the Freeze dropped to 6-18-1-0.

The FIRST PERIOD has the Blizzard opened the scoring early, as Sam Zagari netted his fifth goal of the season at 4:36, assisted by Ethan Bibeau and Riley See. See doubled the lead at 12:17, with Bibeau picking up his second helper of the night. Adam Belzil made it 3-0 at 13:24, with Eric Mork and Sebastian Hamming getting the assists. The Freeze had no answer for the Blizzard’s offence, as they were outshot 16-6 in the first frame.

The SECOND PERIOD saw the Blizzard continued their onslaught, as Belzil scored his second goal of the game at 8:43, with Marlen Edwards and Mork setting him up. Kieran Cooke added another goal at 13:03, with Mork and Belzil earning the assists. Edwards scored a power-play goal at 16:32, assisted by Zagari and Hamming. The Freeze were unable to generate any offence, as they only managed seven shots on goal in the second period.

THIRD PERIOD The Blizzard did not let up, as Mork scored his sixth goal of the season at 1:08, with Miguel Bouvier and Edwards getting the assists. Tyler Bernier scored his first goal of the season at 7:33, with an assist from Hamming and Lucas de la Salle. Freeze gets on the board but is quickly answered when See scored his second goal of the game at 15:01, assisted by Bibeau and Zagari. Freeze finish with another goal but it just wasn’t enough. The Blizzard outshot the Freeze 14-6 in the final period.

DECEMBER 12 – The Blizzard pulled off a thrilling shootout victory over the Winkler Flyers on Tuesday night, thanks to a clutch goal by Riley See in the extra frame.

The FIRST PERIOD saw a slow 20 minutes of Blizzard action while the Flyers net a PP goal to give them the lead.

During the SECOND PERIOD the Blizzard respond with a power play goal of their own, as #23 Sam Zagari nets the Blizzard’s first goal, set up by #16 Sebastian Hamming and #16 Ethan Bibeau.

The THIRD PERIOD  had both teams exchanging goals and penalties. #27 Marlen Edwards scored a beautiful goal at 7:25, giving the Blizzard their first lead of the game. Flyers tie it up mid period.

OVERTIME goes scoreless and leads to a shootout.

The game went to a SHOOT OUT, where the Blizzards #11 Riley See was the only player to score, beating Klassen with an incredible goal. Anderson stopped all three Flyers shooters, securing the win for the Blizzard.

The Blizzard improved their record to 16-10-0-2 with the win, while the Flyers dropped to 19-3-1-1 with the loss. Anderson made 38 saves on 40 shots.