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Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:53

Gaining Momentum

The Spruce Grove Saints might be the hottest team heading into the playoffs at the Western Canada Cup following their second straight victory, this time 5-3 over the Winnipeg Blues in their final game of the round robin.

The result eliminates Winnipeg from the playoffs and gets the Saints in on the last day of play.

Scoring for the Saints Thursday afternoon were Nathan Smith (1), Paul Lovsin (1), Jake Mykitiuk (1), Dylan Hollman (1) and Cameron Hughes (2). Winnipeg had markers from Brett Brooks (1), Jackson Keane (2) and Kamerin Nault (1).

The game winner was a shorthanded goal past the halfway point of the third period after Hollman stripped the puck off Winnipeg's Ryan Bitter and tucked it under Byron Spriggs.

Goalies were both solid in the contest. Spriggs stopped 30 of 34 shots he faced, Spruce Grove's Kenny Cameron turned aside 34 of 37.

Power Play's were in favour of the Blues, who ended the afternoon 2 for 5 while Spruce Grove was 0 for 2.

The player of the game awards went to Hollman of the Saints and Nault of the Blues.

So things get a little clearer heading into tonight's contest between the Dauphin Kings and Coquitlam Express. That game happens at 7:00pm this evening on CKDM, the Pre Game Show kicks off at 6:30pm! Make sure you tune in if you can't make it down to the rink!

Thanks for following!

Before I go I want to congratulate the Winnipeg Blues on their great run which included an MJHL Championship. They are proof that you should never read what's on 'paper' and believe it. See you next season.

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SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1

Spruce Grove Saints at 5:17 - Nathan Smith from Tristan Sieben and Geoffrey Crisfield
Spruce Grove Saints at 5:43 - Paul Lovsin from Colton Leiter and Carson Samoridny

PERIOD 2

Winnipeg Blues at 2:07 (PP) - Brett Brooks from Ryan Bittner and Liam Bilton
Spruce Grove Saints at 15:27 - Jake Mykitiuk from Cameron Hughes

PERIOD 3

Winnipeg Blues at 5:55 (PP) - Jackson Keane from Ryan Bittner and Warren Callis
Winnipeg Blues at 9:38 - Kamerin Nault from Clay Tait
Spruce Grove Saints at 12:39 (SH) - Dylan Hollman (unassisted)
Spruce Grove Saints at 19:27 (EN)- Cameron Hughes from Geoffrey Crisfield

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PENALTY SUMMARY

PERIOD 1

Winnipeg Blues at 8:16 - Geordie Keane for Hooking (2 Min.)
Spruce Grove Saints at 17:40 - Cole Nicholson for Interference (2 Min.)

PERIOD 2

Spruce Grove Saints at 2:00 - Nathan Smith for Slashing (2 Min.)
Spruce Grove Saints at 9:14 - Geoffrey Crisfield for Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2 Min.)
Winnipeg Blues at 9:14 - Clay Tait for Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2 Min.)
Spruce Grove Saints at 11:22 - Gabe Bast for Hooking (2 Min.)
Spruce Grove Saints at 12:51 - Geoffrey Crisfield for Roughing (2 Min.)
Winnipeg Blues at 12:51 - Clay Tait for Roughing (2 Min.)

PERIOD 3

Winnipeg Blues at 2:08 - Jordan McCallum for Roughing (2 Min.)
Spruce Grove Saints at 5:30 - Dylan Hollman for Roughing (2 Min.)
Spruce Grove Saints at 12:29 - Tristan Sieben for Boarding (2 Min.)

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