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Blues lose 1-0 to Neepawa despite dominating the puck

Despite nearly doubling Neepawa in shots, the Blues lost 1-0.

The Blues were looking for back-to-back wins for the first time since Oct. 18 of this year. Heading into tonight’s game, the Blues were sitting at one game above .500, while Neepawa sat at the bottom of the standings, winning just four games so far this season.

The Blues dominated in shots for the entire game. They led 13-6 after the first and 26-13 after the second but still couldn’t find the back of the net, going scoreless for the first two periods.

Neepawa opened the scoring with just under five minutes left in the second period. Mackenzie Belinski was credited with the goal, while Jesse Gibbons and former Winnipeg Blues player Cam Olstad each earned assists.

Neepawa had taken just 18 shots at the final buzzer, while Winnipeg had 34 but no points on the scoreboard.

Both teams play again on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The Blues head to Dauphin to play the Kings at 7:30 p.m., and Neepawa hosts Swan Valley also at 7:30 p.m.