Saturday night at the IcePlex, goaltender Scott Parsons backstopped the Blues to a 5-0 victory over Virden.
It only took a little over five minutes for the Blues to take a lead they’d never give up. Kamerin Nault opened the scoring with his 12th and extended it to 2-0 four and a half minutes later on the powerplay. Parsons saw very little action in the first as Virden was limited to three shots (versus twelve by the Blues).
The middle period saw the Blues continue to dominate, outshooting Virden 10-7 and outscoring the visitors 3-0. First it was Alex Halstensgard’s 5th 8:34 in, followed three minutes later by Liam Bilton and his 11th. Closing out the second period scoring with 1:33 left was Jackson Keane’s 12th to make it 5-0 after two.
All that was left was for the team to stick together and help Parsons to his 12th victory and second shutout of the year. Mission accomplished as Virden’s eight third period shots were kept out and the Blues extended their winning streak to two.
Game notes: The Blues Boston Pizza player of the game was Scott Parsons and the OMG hardest working player was Garret Browning. The Blues continue to creep up on the second place Winkler Flyers. Kamerin Nault was clipped by a high stick but returned shortly after. The Blues have acquired goaltender Brian Archibald from the OCN Blizzard. Archibald played in Dauphin during the 2012/13 and part of the 2013/14 season and was traded to OCN at last year’s trade deadline.