The Winkler Flyers deserved a better fate in a 1-0 loss to the visiting Winnipeg Blues on Tuesday night. The Flyers generated chances but no goals, losing for the fourth straight time on home ice.

Looking to get back to their winning ways after seeing their four game winning streak snapped on Saturday night, the Flyers took on the Blues for the fourth time this season having won the previous three meetings.

The Flyers put the pressure on in the opening period and came within inches of taking a 1-0 lead on multiple occasions. Despite Winkler outshooting Winnipeg 11-5 in the period, the game went scoreless into the second. The second period had more Winkler chances but still no goals and the score remained 0-0 into the third.

With six minutes gone in the final period, the Flyers went on the power-play looking for the game’s first goal. Nearly a minute into the Winkler power-play, Blues leading scorer Dexter Kuczek intercepted a pass in the neutral zone and went in and scored a short-handed breakaway goal to give Winnipeg a 1-0 lead.

Winkler went looking for the game tying goal in the final 13 minutes of the game but it would not come. A shot off the Winnipeg goal post with just two seconds left on the clock would be the salt in the wound as the Blues hung on for the 1-0 win.

Aaron Brunn played well in goal for the Flyers as both teams recorded 25 shots on goal. The Flyers were 0-for-2 on the power-play and 6-for-6 on the penalty-kill.

The Flyers remain just a point back of first place in the MJHL Standings with a 21-10-0 record. Next up for the Flyers is the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg where they will play Waywayseecappo and OCN next Monday and Tuesday. Both games can be heard live on Country 88.9FM and online at

The Winkler Auto Dealers Skills Competition and Skate with the Flyers will take place Sunday, December 10th at 1pm at the Winkler Rec Complex.






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Sunday, December 9th

Carman at Winkler, 8 p.m.

Swan Valley at Dauphin, 4 p.m.
@ Seven Oaks Arena in Wpg
Wpg Blues vs Neepawa, 4:30 p.m.
Winkler vs OCN, 7:30 p.m.

Pembina Valley vs St. Vital
@ Wpg, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Pembina Valley vs Yellowhead
@ Shoal Lake, 2:30 p.m.
Central Plains vs Parkland
@ Portage, 1:15 p.m.
Eastman vs Norman
@ Thompson, 1:30 p.m.
Southwest vs Wpg Wild
@ Souris, 2 p.m.
Kenora at Brandon, 1:30 p.m.
Interlake at Wpg Thrashers, 1 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Bantam Hockey League
Pembina Valley vs Norman
@ Morris, 12:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Winnipeg, 2 p.m.
Vancouver at St. Louis, 2 p.m.
Boston at Ottawa, 4 p.m.
Montreal at Chicago, 5 p.m.
New Jersey at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Calgary at Edmonton, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Vegas, 8 p.m.

Carolina at Cleveland, 12 p.m.
Baltimore at Kansas City, 12 p.m.
Indianapolis at Houston, 12 p.m.
New England at Miami, 12 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 12 p.m.
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 12 p.m.
Atlanta at Green Bay, 12 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 12 p.m.
Cincinnati at L.A. Chargers, 3:05 p.m.
Denver at San Fransico, 3:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Dallas, 3:25 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Oakland, 3:25 p.m.
Detroit at Arizona, 3:25 p.m.
L.A. Rams at Chicago, 7:20 p.m.

New Orleans at Detroit, 2:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Toronto, 5 p.m.
Utah at San Antonio, 6 p.m.
Charlotte at New York, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 8th

Altona 5 Morden 4

Zone 4 High School Hockey League
Garden Valley 3 Miller 1

Selkirk 3 Winkler 0
Portage 6 OCN 1

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Pembina Valley 2 Brandon 1
Wpg Bruins 3 Interlake 0
Wpg Wild 4 Parkland 1
Norman 7 Eastman 6 (OT)
Southwest 8 Kenora 1

Manitoba AAA Bantam Hockey League
Wpg Sharks 1 Pembina Valley 0

Prince Albert 5 Brandon 2

Stockton 3 Manitoba 2 (OT)

Philadelphia 6 Buffalo 2
Los Angeles 5 Vegas 1
Ottawa 2 Pittsburgh 1 (OT)
Tampa Bay 7 Colorado 1
N.Y. Rangers 5 Florida 4 (SO)
Washington 4 Columbus 0
Boston 6 Toronto 3
N.Y. Islanders 3 Detroit 2
San Jose 5 Arizona 3
Calgary 5 Nashville 2

Dallas 107 Houston 104
Indiana 107 Sacramento 97
Atlanta 106 Denver 98
Brooklyn 112 New York 104
Cleveland 116 Washington 101
L.A. Lakers 111 Memphis 88
Boston 133 Chicago 77
Portland 113 Minnesota 105
Miami 121 L.A. Clippers 98

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