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Post Game Report | Blues blanked by Steelers in final pre-season game

Selkirk, MB – The Winnipeg Blues dropped its final pre-season game of 2019 with a 4-0 loss to the Selkirk Steelers on Sunday.

Cole Wigestrand and Tanner Pochopinski led the way for the Steelers, each collecting two points. Goaltender Levi Mitchell blocked all 23 shots in faced for the shutout.

Blues goaltender Matt Merkel played the entire game and stopped 36-of-40 shots.


Blues 0  Steelers 4

Below is a rundown of the score sheet:


First Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)
1-0 Selkirk 13:31 Trent Halfdanson B. Burr


Second Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)
2-0 Selkirk 9:35 Matthieu Catellier T. Pochopinski
3-0 Selkirk 16:31 Cole Wigestrand Unassisted


Third Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)
4-0 Selkirk 5:21 Tanner Pochopinski C. Wigestrand


Shots on Goal

Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Winnipeg 7 7 9 23
Selkirk 11 11 18 40


The Blues begin the 2019-2020 regular season with a date against the Terriers in Portage. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 P.M. CT.

The Blues home opener is scheduled for Sunday, September 22 against those same Terriers at 5:30 P.M. CT.