The Winkler Flyers took a 4-1 decision over the Winnipeg Blues to clinch their spot in the 2022 MJHL Playoffs.
An even start between the two teams saw both teams generate chances, but that wouldn’t be how the game got opened up.
Troy Hamilton scored a lucky goal when the rebound from his wrist shot went off a Blue into the back of the net.
Winnipeg couldn’t find an equalizer in the first, but lead the shot clock 15-12 after the opening frame.
Mike Svenson scored a highlight reel goal to put the Flyers up two early in the second, but Winnipeg would eventually get one back.
Mike Tanchak scored a nice backhander off some hard work behind the goal line to tally his eighth of the season.
Unfortunately, Winnipeg gave up a late goal to Josh Beauchemin off an icing call; consequently, Winkler was up 3-1 after 40 minutes.
Svenson scored another early goal to put the Flyers in control, and from there the Flyers held firm to punch their ticket to the playoffs.
The Winkler Flyers come up to Winnipeg tomorrow night for a rematch with the Blues at the RINK Training Centre. The game starts are at 7:30 p.m.