Neepawa win in Wayway


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By Eoin Devereux

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Neepawa’s offensive output was just too much for the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to handle on Wednesday, Sept. 27, as the Natives picked up a dominant 8-2 victory. The win was Neepawa’s third straight and has the club tied for first in the overall standings with Portage, OCN and Virden.

The Natives jumped out to a quick lead, as Bradley Marshall scored just 4:56 into the opening frame. Just under three minutes later, Troy Earl added to stat sheet, giving Neepawa the early two goal cushion. Before the end of the first, Ashton Anderson tallied a short-handed marker, giving the Natives a 3-0 advantage after 20 minutes of play.

It was simply more of the same in the second period, as Jordan Martin, Noah Carson and Lewis Negrich all added to Neepawa’s lead. A lone goal from Wayway’s Adam Withers was the only reply from the Wolverines, making it 6-1 going into the final 20 minutes of regulation. 

For the third, both Anderson and Marshall added their second goals of the night to the Natives' score sheet, while Waywayseecappo could only muster one of their own, making the final score 8-2 for Neepawa. Goaltender Noah Morin earned his first regular season win for Neepawa, with a 21 save performance. 

The next challenge for Neepawa will be against the defending MJHL champions, the Portage Terriers. The Natives travel to Stride Place in Portage la Prairie for the showdown on Saturday, Sept. 30. Start time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.