Chad Bodie of the Arborg Ice Dawgs of the Keystone Junior B Hockey League was our player of the night as Sunday was a busy day and evening in hockey, both in Manitoba and across the NHL.
Let’s start with the National Hockey League…
The Winnipeg Jets, coming off that huge 1-0 upset win over Ottawa in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon, will play again tomorrow night when the Philadelphia Flyers invade MTS Centre. Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien says he will return to action after missing five games with a lower body injury. Zach Bogosian practised with the team yesterday and is expected back soon. And Al Montoya, who got the shutout for the Jets on Saturday just might get a second straight start on Tuesday. Head coach Claude Noel says it will be a game-time decision.
There were six games in the NHL yesterday and last night:
Detroit 3 Los Angeles 2
Alec Martinez scored for the Kings at 19:07 of the third period to tie the game at 2-2 then Jonathan Ericsson scored at 19:55 of the third to give the Wings the victory.
Edmonton 3 Columbus 1
The Oilers’ Sam Gagner had a goal and an assist while Devan Dubnyk made 39 saves to get the win.
Boston 3 Buffalo 1
The Bruins Anton Khudobin made 25 saves in his second start of the season to get the win.
NY Rangers 5 Tampa 1
The Rangers Carl Hagelin had two goals and an assist while Rick Nash had a goal and an assist.
New Jersey 3 Pittsburgh 1
The Devils David Clarkson had two goals while former Manitoba Moose Johan Hedberg made 24 saves to get the win.
Chicago 3 Nashville 0
The Hawks’ Corey Crawford made 17 saves to get the shutout as Chicago has now gone 12 games without a regulation-time loss.
There were two games in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League last night: Zach Waldvogel had two goals and two assists and Adam Iwan made 38 saves to get the shutout as Portage whipped Swan Valley 6-0; and Paul Stoykewich had a goal and two assists as the Winnipeg Blues topped Selkirk 4-1. There is one game tonight: Neepawa plays at Waywayseecappo.
Our next game on the MJHL on NCI FM presented by Manitoba Lotteries, goes tomorrow night, from the Recreation Complex in Winkler as the Winkler Flyers play host to the Steinbach Pistons We begin with the Recycle Everywhere Pre-Game Show at 7:15, then at 7:30 p.m. we’ll have the game between the Flyers and the Pistons brought to you by Load Line Manufacturing in Winkler. Join the great Curt Keilback and me as we Bring Hockey Back to Your Community.
BRANDON WHEAT KINGS
The 20-33-2-2 Brandon Wheat Kings lost to 6-2 to Edmonton and 7-3 to Regina at home this weekend. The Wheaties play again Wednesday night against Medicine Hat, 7 p.m. at Westman Place.
MANITOBA TRIPLE A MIDGET LEAGUE
There were three games in the Manitoba Triple A Midget Hockey League last night: Lucas Skrumeda and Tyler Edwards each had a goal and two assists as the Winnipeg Thrashers beat Southwest 6-2; Tyson Furgala scored the winning goal as Interlake topped Norman 3-2; and Adam Vander Linden had to make only 14 saves as the Winnipeg Wild shut out Eastman 5-0. No games again until Wednesday when Norman plays Interlake in Teulon.
MANITOBA MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
There were four games in the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League last night: Shawn Gerbinski made 23 saves to get the shutout as River East beat Transcona 2-0; Pembina Valley edged the Twins 3-2; Charleswood blasted Stonewall 11-3; the Raiders outscored St. James 7-5. No games again until Wednesday when River East journeys to play Pembina Valley in Morris and St. Boniface is at Stonewall.
KEYSTONE JUNIOR B HOCKEY
And there were three games in the Keystone Jr. B Hockey League last night, the final night of regular season action: Chad Bodie had five goals and three assists as Arborg blasted OCN 13-1. Bodie finished second in scoring to Skylar Tait-Reaume of Peguis. Ste Rose beat Norway House 7-4; Selkirk beat St. Malo 6-1. The playoffs start later this week. The Peguis Juniors finished the regular season in first place with a record of 33-2-0-1. The Juniors set a league record with 24 straight wins.