POWERPLAY PROPELS WINNIPEG BLUES TO 4-2 WIN IN SELKIRK
The Blues used three goals on the man advantage to muscle themselves back into the win column. They won 4-2 over the Selkirk Steelers on the road to open up a four-game set between the two teams.
The Blues capitalized on their first two powerplays of the game in the first period. Josiah Vanderhooft’s wrister from the left circle went over the left shoulder of Hunter Tarves, while Garett Zasitko’s shot from the right circle went over the goalies’ right shoulder.
The rest of the first was uneventful until Joe Kraus took a ten-minute misconduct for a hit to the head of Quinton Hill late. The Blues were able to kill it off to leave the first 20 up 2-0.
The second period saw balanced play between the two teams to start. Eventually, a rush finished off by Zasitko put the Blues up by three. This is the first multi-goal game for Garett Zasitko.
After the Blues failed to convert a five-on-three, Tyson Smith put the Steelers on the board with a rebound goal off a two-on-one. The Steelers used that momentum to keep pressing, but couldn’t put another puck in the net.
The third period was also balanced hockey, with neither team able to gain an advantage. Both teams exchanged a power play goal, leaving the Blues with the win.
The two teams play again at the RINK Training Centre Saturday night at 7:30.