A strong and steady performance across the entire Blues squad earned them a win over Waywayseecappo.
The No. 7 Blues went into tonight’s game with just a 4-point advantage over the Wolverines. The Blues’ win doesn’t advance them in the standings just yet but stretches the distance between Winnipeg and the bottom of the pack.
The Blues came out strong in the opening period. Forward Braeden Binda kicked off the scoring just under three minutes into play, and forward Nathan Adrian followed it up with another just a few minutes later. Binda’s goal was assisted by rookie Brayden Forman, while Adrian’s was assisted by another rookie, Ty Naaykens.
Both teams were neck-and-neck throughout the second with no goals being added to the scoreboard.
The Blues started dominating the puck in the third. They out-shot the Wolverines 19-6 in the period and put away their third and final goal of the night on the power play. Rookie Jayson Szun scored the goal with some help from Naaykens (his second assist of the night) and the team’s recent addition, Darren Gisti.
The Blues play again on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at home against the Winkler Flyers. The game was originally supposed to be played on Jan. 29 and was postponed to Sunday.