Despite trailing 3-0 in the MJHL Quarter-Finals, the Blues weren’t going to give the Steinbach Pistons the satisfaction of the sweep. Every game in the series has been close, but the Blues shone brightly in Game 4.
The Blues’ Nathan Adrian kicked off the scoring with an unassisted goal just 2:06 into first.
The Pistons tied it up 1-1 before the end of the first, but the Blues kicked it into high gear in the second and third.
Captain Kelton Sutherland regained the lead on the power play with some help from Codey Behun and Mikol Sartor. Behun followed it up with a power play goal of his own to start the third. Behun’s goal was assisted by Sartor and Darren Gisti.
About halfway through the third, Braeden Binda put the Blues up 4-1 over the Pistons. Sutherland and Griffin Chwaliboga each picked up assists.
To make things even better, James Maxwell scored just 45 seconds later to extend the lead to 5-1. Behun earned another assist and Riley Cusack grabbed his first of the night.
Sutherland closed out the evening with his second goal, which was assisted by Sulivan Shortreed and Dylan Cassie.
The Blues and Pistons will face off again in Game 5 in Steinbach on Saturday, Mar. 16. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.