The Neepawa Titans ended a three-game losing streak last night, taking home a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Blues.
Neepawa got a hot start, scoring 53 seconds into the game off a face off to gain a 1-0 lead. Will Highet, a former Winnipeg Blues draft pick, scored the goal for his tenth of the year.
After that, the Titans kept the ice tilted throughout the first half of the first, outshooting Winnipeg 9-2 at the half-period break. Winnipeg played well after the break, but couldn’t find an equalizer in the first.
Eric Fawkes scored on a power play 27 seconds in to the second, and it seemed the Blues could use that to build some momentum early in the middle frame. Instead, Neepawa scored 39 seconds after Fawkes to go right back up, and they used that goal to build some momentum in the middle frame.
Neepawa netted another goal to go up by two, and while Winnipeg had some good penalty kills to keep the Titans lead at two, the Titans were once again the stronger team.
In the third, Neepawa locked things down. Although Brayden Foreman added another power play goal to get the Blues back within one, the Titans were able to walk away with the win.
The two teams will battle once again tonight in Neepawa at 7:30 p.m. You can listen along to the action on Gametime Radio online.