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WINKLER EDGES OUT WINNIPEG 3-2

The Winkler Flyers scored two goals in 18 seconds to fight for a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Blues.

Penalties ruled the first with the two teams combining for 48 penalty minutes against each other.

Those penalties also led to the two first goals of the game. Jackson Arpin struck for Winkler before Garett Zasitko tied the game with his 12th of the season.

The second stayed balanced for most of the period, but with a late power play Mike Svenson snuck a backhander in with one second left in the man advantage to get Winkler back out front.

Only 18 seconds after that, Nicholas McKee fired home a wrist shot to put Winkler up by two.

The Blues put together a good push in the third period and Eric Fawkes pulled Winnipeg back within one, but they couldn’t get a tying goal.

Winkler now sits six points clear of the Blues for second place in the East Division.

The Winnipeg Blues play their final game at the RINK Training Centre this season. The Steinbach Pistons come to the Manitoba capital for a 1:00 p.m. puck drop.