The Blizzard played two vital games against teams in the MGEU West division over the weekend.
On Saturday the Blizzard faced the Waywayseecappo Wolverines, a team in a 1 point battle against the Neepawa Titans for the final playoff spot in the West.
Despite being short a man due to an interferance penalty a minute before, Sam Zagari opened up scoring 8 minutes into the first period, Followed by another goal from Griffin Ayotte 12 minutes into the period. Waywayseecappo Wolverines Aiden Moser, scored his teams first goal with just 5 minutes left of the first period, only to wind up in the box himself for boarding during the final two minutes.
An intense second period followed, with game a whopping 11 penalty calls across both teams (5 Blizzard, 6 Wolverines) that included game misconducts, roughing, major fighting and more. Despite this, Griffin Ayotte scored his second goal of the night only two minutes into the period and Riley See scored two, one a minute afer Griffin, and another at the 11 minute mark.
It seemed during the third period a fire was lit under the Wolverines as they came back, hard. Scoring three goals during the period and nearly catching up. If it hadn't been for a goal from Ethan Bibeau it may have been a much closer game, but at 60 minutes the buzzer went and the Blizzard came out with a 6-4 win over the Wolverines
on Sunday the Blizzard were up against the MGEU West leading Virden Oil Capitals. both teams were evenly matched, both in net and out on the ice. unlike the night before, only 7 penalties were called between both teams (3 Blizzard, 4 Oil Capitals.) Sam Zagari scored the loan goal of the night during a power play as Tomas Anderson kept 28 shots out of the net, ending the night 1-0 for the Blizzard.
Although the Blizzard have officially earned their playoff mark. The Dauphin Kings are still not far behind, having also earned 4 points during the weekend. This makes tomorrows game even more vital, as the Blizzard host the Dauphin Kings at 7:30 PM tomorrow at the Roy H Johnston Arena.