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BLUES COMPLETE EFFORT LEADS TO 5-0 WIN OVER OCN

The Winnipeg Blues got their revenge against the OCN Blizzard with a 5-0 victory to close out the season series between the two teams.

Winnipeg came out with one of their best starts this year. The Blues outshot the Blizzard 8-1 through the first eight minutes, including the opening goal. Duncan Jowett snapped an 18-game goal drought to give the Blues the lead. OCN battled back through the rest of the first, but Winnipeg’s 1-0 lead lasted through the first 20 minutes.

Both teams had chances on the power play in the second, but neither could convert. Late in second, Sean Williams scored his third goal as a Blue just after a power play ended to extend Winnipeg’s lead. After 40, the Blues were up by two.

In the third, Winnipeg kept the ice even with OCN pushing for their first goal. Both teams had chances, but eventually Winnipeg came through.

Eric Fawkes and Tyler Teasdale scored 48 seconds apart to give the Blues complete control late in the third period. Teasdale’s goal was his first as a Winnipeg Blue, and first MJHL goal since February 27, 2020.

Fawkes added another late goal and Dawson Green picked up his second shutout of the season to finish off the win for Winnipeg.

OCN goes back hope to prepare for the Portage Terriers, while Winnipeg will get ready for a home-and-home with the Neepawa Titans. The Blues and Titans face off in Winnipeg on Friday, December 3 at the RINK Training Centre. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.