Winnipeg once again scored in a bunch, all their goals came in the opening period. Jake Stilwell (1), Ryan Bittner (1) and Clay Tait (1) all had goals in the opening frame and that’s all the Blues would need. All were even strength. Yorkton did play well in stretches but were unable to capitalize, much like the Dauphin Kings in the MJHL Final.
The lone goal for the Terriers came of the stick of Riley Hunt (1). Yorkton’s Penalty Kill was very strong Saturday afternoon, it went 6 for 6 while their Power Play was 1 for 2.
Shots went the way of the Terriers as well, they put 26 on Byron Spriggs while Winnipeg launched 24 at Riley Medves. That was the main story actually, Riley Medves was the started for Yorkton. Their number one tender Kale Thomson apparently came down with the flu and could not play. Yorkton will hope to have him back tomorrow night when they face the Dauphin Kings. Winnipeg is off tomorrow, they’ll meet Coquitlam Monday night.
Player of the game awards went to Bresciani of the Blues and Thompson of the Terriers.
Next up at the Western Canada Cup is the host Dauphin Kings against the AJHL’s Spruce Grove Saints. Game time on 730 CKDM is 7:00pm!
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Winnipeg Blues at 2:01 – Jake Stilwell from Mitch Hansen
Winnipeg Blues at 16:56 – Ryan Bittner from Kamerin Nault and Liam Bilton
Winnipeg Blues at 18:23 – Clay Tait from Warren Callis and Joel Schreyer
Yorkton Terriers at 7:29 (PP) – Riley Hunt from Brady Norrish and Tyler Giebel
Yorkton Terriers at 5:36 – Tanner Lishchynsky for Holding (2 Min.)
Yorkton Terriers at 14:55 – Brett Boehm for Hooking (2 Min.)
Winnipeg Blues at 7:12 – Cody Danylchuk for Tripping (2 Min.)
Yorkton Terriers at 19:12 – Brett Boehm for Cross Checking (2 Min.)
Yorkton Terriers at 14:01 – Chase Norrish for High Sticking (2 Min.)
Yorkton Terriers at 16:11 – Chase Norrish for Interference (2 Min.)
Winnipeg Blues at 16:58 – Jordan McCallum for Holding (2 Min.)
Yorkton Terriers at 18:58 – Jordan Ross for Too Many Men (2 Min.)