The Neepawa Natives have kicked off their season with a pair of well-deserved wins.
On Friday night in Dauphin, the Natives jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind goals from Josh Blondeau and Patrick Carlin. Dauphin tied it at 2-2 after two periods, but Neepawa responded in the third with goals from Aiken Chop, Kyle McDonald and an empty netter from Justin Metcalf. Troy Pierce made 44 saves to earn the win. For complete game stats visit: http://www.mjhlhockey.ca.prod.sportngin.com/page/show/1535482-scores?_ga=1.194032557.1033683997.1439305939
The roles reversed Saturday night in Neepawa, as Dauphin jumped out to a 2-0 lead after scoring their second goal 8 seconds into the second period.
The Natives responded well though, with Metcalf, Brayden Atkinson and Reigan Buchanan all scoring before the end of the second period to put Neepawa up 3-2. McDonald and Jordan Martin (empty net) added two more goals in the third period to clinch the 5-2 win. Pierce again had a big night, saving 42 in the winning effort.
Neepawa’s next home game is Oct. 4. vs. the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. Puck Drop is 6:30 p.m.