Thursday night, Blues veteran Taeron Lewis exploded for a natural hat trick in the third to lead the Blues to a 5-3 victory.
On RBC game night, both teams came out looking for that all important first goal but an early penalty to Neepawa would get the Blues started. Kamerin Nault gave the Blues their first lead on the ensuing powerplay with his 11th of the year. The Natives fought back and tied it up two and a half minutes later. With plenty of shots directed at the nets (14-10 advantage blues), either team could have taken the lead but the score remained tied after one.
The second period saw the Blues regain the lead as Scott Rowswell also netted his 11th 6:19 in for a 2-1 lead. On a powerplay of their own, Neepawa evened the score 11:41 in and took their first lead of the game with five and a half minutes left to make it 3-2 after two.
The final period saw Lewis take over and tie it at three just over three minutes in, give the Blues another lead with 3:42 left, and then cap the evening off with his 3rd of the game and 11th of the year into the empty Neepawa net for a 5-3 Blues victory.
Game notes: The Blues Boston Pizza player of the game and OMG hardest working player was (who else) Taeron Lewis. Mike Newberger, with 26 saves, picked up his 4th win of the year. The Blues now sit in third place in the MJHL. Winnipeg Wild call up Joe MacGillivray picked up his first MJHL point with an assist on Lewis’ first goal in the third.