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Post Game Report | Vanderhooft’s hat trick leads Blues over Neepawa 5-4

Winnipeg, MB – Josiah Vanderhooft collected a hat trick including the game winning goal with under two minutes remaining in regulation time as the Winnipeg Blues defeated the Neepawa Natives 5-4 on Tuesday night.

The Blues were trailing 4-2 mid-way through the second period before scoring three unanswered goals, two off the stick of Vanderhooft.

The Blues would also collect goals from Rhys Raeside and Braden Fischer in the game. Raeside finished with three points (1G, 2A). Goaltender Cooper Hatfield stopped 28-of-32 shots.


Blues 5  Neepawa 4

Below is a rundown of the score sheet:


First Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)
0-1 Neepawa 8:51 Ethan Smith B. Hilhorst, B. Gillies
0-2 Neepawa 11:51 Cooper Morris E. Lieffers
1-2 Winnipeg 17:31 Josiah Vanderhooft D. Jowett


Second Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)
1-3 Neepawa 0:16 Cooper Morris N. Driver
2-3 Winnipeg 2:57 Rhys Raeside B. Fischer, M. Sartor
2-4 SH Neepawa 10:25 Benoit Mowbray Unassisted
3-4 PP Winnipeg 16:39 Josiah Vanderhooft J. Oleksiuk, R. Raeside


Third Period

Score Team Time Goal Assist(s)
4-4 Winnipeg 4:13 Rhys Raeside Unassisted
5-4 PP Winnipeg 18:15 Mikol Sartor C. Tiede


Special Teams

Team PP PK
Winnipeg 2/4 2/2
Neepawa 0/2 2/4


Shots on Goal

Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Winnipeg 8 14 10 32
Neepawa 10 13 12 35


The Winnipeg Blues look for two wins in a row when they host the Winkler Flyers on Friday, September 27. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 P.M. CT.