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Blues Drop A Close One to Steelers

Coming off a Friday night win in Steeltown the boys were looking to get on a roll but the Steelers unfortunately had different plans. In what was an entertaining game for the fans that saw each team eclipse the 30 shot mark the Blues came out on the short end of a 5 to 3 score.

Selkirk opened the scoring early in the first and carried that lead into the second. Joel MacGillivray evened things up on the power play at the start of the second with assists going to Kuczek and Bartlett. Captain Geordie Keane put the boys up one on a shorthanded effort shortly thereafter. The period came to a close with the Steelers drawing even.

The third saw the Selkirk draw blood first going up 3 to 2 but the Blues battled back with Dylan Cassie taking a pass from his D partner and firing a seeing eye wrist shot through traffic past the Selkirk goalie. Three minutes later on a pass from former Blue Mark Wilson, Carter Barley fired a shot along the ice beating Blues goalie Adam Derochie to go ahead for good. 

The boys turned up the pressure in the dying minutes of the game but could not even things up. Selkirk iced the game with an empty netter with nine seconds left to secure the win. Derochie ended the game with 29 saves on 33 shots.

Next action is Sunday October 16 at 630 pm when the Wolverines come to town.