The Old Dutch MJHL Showcase continued tonight with the No. 7 Blues taking on the No. 10 OCN Blizzard.
The Blues went into tonight’s game coming off a 5-1 win over Neepawa. Meanwhile, OCN was looking to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to Winkler.
Winnipeg came firing out of the gate. Within minutes of puck drop, the Blues had two goals up on the board. The first was from Kelton Sutherland firing on a rebound from Brayden Foreman to earn his seventh goal the season. The second was from Ty Naaykens and Jayson Szun pulling ahead for a 2-on-1. Szun set up Naaykens with a beautiful feed to fire home.
The Blues weren’t done there. Naaykens fired to the back of the net later in the first off another feed from Szun and Nathan Adrian, scoring on the power play. Naaykens’s goal would put the Blues up 3-0 heading into the first intermission.
Things continued to click in the second. Another power play for the Blues opened up space for Brayden Foreman to score the team’s fourth goal of the night. Foreman’s goal was assisted by Braeden Binda.
The Blizzard would go on to pick up the pace in the third, putting away two goals. Despite the effort, the Blues would come away with this one.
Jeremy Link, as per usual, had another solid game – making saves left, right, and centre. Link allowed just two goals on 34 shots.