The Winkler Flyers scored three goals in the third period on their way to a 5-3 win over the visiting Portage Terriers on Sunday night. Playing their first game in a week, the Flyers had a strong showing while picking up their fifth straight victory.

Entering play on Sunday, the Flyers and Terriers were headed in opposite directions. After dropping their first two games of the season, the Flyers had come out on top in their last four outings. The Terriers, meanwhile, had lost their last three after starting the season with four straight wins.

The Flyers had a good opening 20 minutes and scored first just past the halfway mark of the period. On the power-play, Matt Christian found fellow Grand Forks native Brock Montgomery at the point and the defenseman scored on a one-timer to put Winkler up 1-0. Coltyn Bates also assisted on Montgomery’s first of the year. The assists also increased Christian and Bates’ point streaks to seven games.

Winkler doubled their lead to 2-0 just over five minutes into the second, once again on the power-play. Matt Christian scored the goal, picking the top corner after a great individual effort with Bates and Montgomery drawing the assists. Portage Rookie Joey Moffatt scored before intermission and the Flyers took a 2-1 lead into the third.

With a great Thanksgiving crowd cheering them on, Jacob Lacasse scored his second of the season to push Winkler in front 3-1 just over a minute into the third. Matt Christian and Aidan Bar-Lev-Wise picked up the assists.

However, the defending champion Terriers had some fight left and scored the next two goals, tying the game 3-3 with 3:55 left in regulation. But Winkler had a quick answer for that as Matt Christian fed the puck into the slot for Nolan McGuire not even a minute later, and the Winkler Captain put the Flyers back in front with his team leading 7th goal of the season. It was Christian’s fourth point of the game and team leading 10th assist of the year.

With Portage goaltender Brock Aiken on the bench in favor of the extra attacker in the final minute, Montgomery and Bates each earned their third points on the night on Will Blake’s empty net goal to make the final score 5-3 for Winkler.

Troy Martyniuk had another strong game between the pipes for Winkler, kicking aside 29 Terrier shots while increasing his record to 4-2. The Flyers outshot Portage 40-32. The Flyers were 2-for-4 on the power-play and 2-for-3 on the penalty-kill.

The Flyers (5-2-0) will take the rest of the week off before hosting the Swan Valley Stampeders on Friday, October 13th. Puck drop for Petro Canada Black Friday is 7:30pm.

GREAT CANADIAN OIL CHANGE THREE STARS
1ST STAR – F MATT CHRISTIAN (WINKLER)
2ND STAR – D BROCK MONTGOMERY (WINKLER)
3RD STAR – F NOLAN McGUIRE (WINKLER)

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Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
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Central Plains 3 Interlake 2 (OT)
Yellowhead 8 Norman 2
Wpg Thrashers 5 Parkland 3

MMJHL
Raiders 3 Pembina Valley 2 

MJHL
Dauphin 4 Neepawa 2

AHL
Manitoba 6 Milwaukee 1

NHL
St. Louis 3 Buffalo 2 (OT)
Chicago 3 Arizona 1
Toronto 1 Edmonton 0
Minnesota 4 San Jose 3 (OT)

NFL
Buffalo 13 Indianapolis 7 (OT)
Carolina 31 Minnesota 24
Chicago 33 Cincinnati 7
Green Bay 27 Cleveland 21 (OT)
San Francisco 26 Houston 16
Kansas City 26 Oakland 15
Detroit 24 Tampa Bay 21
Dallas 30 N.Y. Giants 10
Arizona 12 Tennessee 7
Denver 23 N.Y. Jets 0
L.A. Chargers 30 Washington 13
Jacksonville 30 Seattle 24
Philadelphia 43 L.A. Rams 35
Pittsburgh 39 Baltimore 38

NBA
Toronto 102 Sacramento 87
Boston 91 Detroit 81
Indiana 126 Denver 116 (OT)
Minnesota 97 Dallas 92
New Orleans 131 Philadelphia 124
New York 111 Atlanta 107

Monday, December 11th

MJHL
Showcase
@ Bell MTS Iceplex in Wpg
Virden vs Selkirk, 4 p.m.
Portage vs OCN, 6 p.m.
Winkler vs Waywayseecappo, 7 p.m.

NHL
Washington at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Colorado at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Dallas at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
Florida at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Carolina at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

NFL
New England at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

NBA
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Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Charlotte at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
New Orleans at Houston, 7 p.m.
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