The OCN Blizzard had a successful weekend at home that brought them back up to the top of the MGEU West Division. On Friday the team faced off against the Selkirk Steelers, wasting no time before opening fire on goaltender Hunter Tarves. Ryan Monias opened up scoring just three minutes and 53 seconds into the first period. That goal remained the loan goal until Lucas Brennan tied the game 10 minutes later, only for Ashton Paul to answer with another Blizzard goal 70 seconds later.
The Second period went by much faster with only one penalty to both teams and a lone goal by Steelers Lucas Gillson that tied the game 2 all heading into the third period.
The Tension was huge heading into the third period with 3 penalties and a double minor penalty all being issued at the 9:40 mark. OCN Blizzard Michael Hlady was the lone scorer that pushed things ahead this period, with two goals to wrap up the night 4-2 against the Steelers.
OCN VS PORTAGE
Despite not winning the delayed overtime game the Blizzard came back swinging during the full 60 minutes of play that followed. Gavin Klaassen scored for the Terriers with the lone first period goal, with an assist from former OCN Blizzard Brock McDonald.
Alex Bernauer scored half way through the second period, tying things up for a few minutes before Ryan Botterill got one past Chase Hamm to push the Terriers ahead 2-1 before heading into the final 20 minutes of play.
Probably the most impressive comeback I have seen this season as newly acquired Darik Feasey pushed one past Bailey Monteiths foot and into the net. It's also worth noting this is Darik's 3rd game as an OCN Blizzard and his second goal since making his debut on Tuesday against the Kings. Just shy of 3 minutes later John Kremer scored to push past a potential overtime and force Portage to make a tough decision in the final minutes of play. Now with an empty net and 6 on 5 on the ice Chase Hamm blocked another shot before getting the puck to Michael Hlady who dumped it into the empty net on the other side and wrapped up the game 5-2 against Portage.
The Blizzard sit on top of the MGEU West Division with 49 points this season, a 2 point lead from a 3 way tie for second place for Waywayseecappo, Dauphin and Swan Valley. The team is back in action tomorrow at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Center when they host the Swan Valley Stampeders in interdivision play.