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The Winkler Flyers crushed the Winnipeg Blues in a 9-3 decision in game one.

In front of a full house, it didn’t take long for Winkler to give their fans reasons to cheer.

Mike Svenson, Daniel Isaak, Trent Penner, Justin Svenson, and Brody Beauchemin all scored in the first 12:48 of the first period to give the Flyers a 5-1 lead. Matt McLeod scored Winnipeg’s lone goal.

Dawson Green got pulled after allowing five goals on 13 shots.

Winnipeg got back-to-back power play goals in the second from Rhys Raeside and Mathieu Moreira to cut the Flyers lead in half. 

However, Justin Svenson scored his second of the game to beat Dawson Cowan and put the Flyers lead at three heading into the third.

In the third, Winkler outshot the Blues 13-4 and got goals from Trent Sambrook, Ryan Monias, and Jayden McCarthy to wrap up a dominant game one performance.

Winkler leads the series 1-0. The Blues and Flyers continue their series Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Game two is in Winnipeg at the RINK Training Centre.