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BLUES STYMIED BY SELKIRK, LOSE 6-4

The Selkirk Steelers snapped the Winnipeg Blues winning streak at three with a 6-4 win in Winnipeg

Selkirk locked Winnipeg down in the opening period, not letting them get anything going at five-on-five. Winnipeg was held to just three shots, their lowest total in a first period this season. 

The Steelers held a 2-1 lead after the first. Cameron Hibbert and Quinton Hill scored for Selkirk, while Ryan Ostermann scored the Blues third shorthanded goal of the season.

Both teams got into some penalty trouble in the second, and both teams were able to capitalize with power play goals. The two teams had three five-on-three man advantages between them, and Winnipeg took seven penalties, their most since the calendar flipped.

Selkirk led 4-3 after 40 minutes. Jordan Hughesman and Mathieu Catellier found the scoresheet for Selkirk. Ryan Ostermann’s second goal of the game complemented Brayden Foreman’s goal to keep the Blues on pace with Selkirk.

Lucas Brennan and Sean Williams traded goals for their respective teams early in the third, but no matter what Winnipeg tried, they couldn’t find an equalizer. Tyson Smith potted an empty netter to give Selkirk their 16th win this season.

The Blues return to action January 28 when the Selkirk Steelers return to the RINK Training Centre for a Friday night matchup at 7:30 p.m.