BLUES BEAT FREEZE 7-1 TO SWEEP SEASON OPENING SERIES
The Winnipeg Blues finished off the Winnipeg Freeze 7-1, giving them the win in all four games to open up their season.
A seeing eye shot opened the scoring, when Pearce Gare’s floater from the blue line beat Presley Lester, giving the Blues an early lead.
The Freeze played the Blues hard the rest of the first, but Jaden Ostrowski’s first MJHL goal was the only other tally in the period. The Blues carried a 2-0 lead into the dressing room after 20 minutes.
The Blues came out fast in the second: they scored two goals off the rush – Moreira and Fawkes had the tallies – and a late goal by Duncan Jowett on the power play gave the Blues a five-goal advantage after the middle frame.
The Freeze played a spirited third period despite the gap, ruining Dawson Green’s shutout and not giving in until the game ended. However, the Freeze end the first four games of the season with no points in the standings.
The Blues next series sees them face off with the Portage Terriers, while the Freeze face the Selkirk Steelers for the first time in franchise history; both games are on October 1. The Battle of Winnipeg won’t see its next chapter written until February 2022.