The OCN Blizzard’s offense had a big night, peppering the Dauphin Kings with 38 shots throughout the game. The OCN Blizzard took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Wyatt Riendeau.
Tavis Roch did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Rylan Bartley delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Riese Gaber chipped in with 2 goals.
In the first, Hansell opened the scoring for OCN with a goal at 4:45 with helpers from his teammates Shoenfeld and Keeper. Hiebert netted a goal at 14:16 with helpers from his linemates, Dale and Fobair. Gaber quickly followed with a goal at 16:08 with assists from his linemates, Arnold and Knee.
In the second period, Campbell answered for the Blizzard with a goal at 9:56 with assists from Keeper and Roch. Riendeau scored what turned out to be the game winning goal at 13:28 with helpers from Hansell and Bartley. Gaber answered for the Kings with a goal at 16:01 with helpers from Richmond and Shamray.
During the third period, Apetagon answered for OCN with a goal at 0:36 with assists from Shoenfeld and Miller. Bartley deposited a goal at 11:41 with an assist from his linemate Hansell. Northey quickly followed with a goal at 12:40 with helpers from his linemates, Park and Hobbs. Roch quickly followed with a goal at 13:44 with assists from Wiltshire and Miller.
The Blizzard’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Laganiere’s big night as he stopped 37 of the 40 shots he faced. Laganiere’s counterpart, Kustra, also had a big night, managing to stop 31 of 38, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the OCN Blizzard’s record to (3-0-0-0).
Photography by Kelly Jacobson.