Hockey Canada B.C. Hockey Hockey Alberta Hockey Saskatchewan Hockey Manitoba Hockey Northwestern Ontario Ontario Hockey Federation Hockey Eastern Ontario Hockey Quebec Hockey New Brunswick Hockey P.E.I. Hockey Nova Scotia Hockey Newfoundland Hockey North

Team Manitoba opens with a win at Western Canada U16 Challenge

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 30, 2009 10:00 am

Game 1: Team Manitoba 4 – Team Saskatchewan 2

Brendan Leipsic scored 1 goal and added an assist to lead Team Manitoba to a 4-2 win over Team Saskatchewan in game 1 of the 2009 Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup from Blackfalds AB.

Jordyn Boyd opened the scoring for Manitoba 6:38 into the 1st frame, and Brayden Cuthbert added a marker late in the period to give Manitoba a 2-0 lead after 1 period of play.

The second period saw Saskatchewan bounce back with Jared Iron scoring a power play marker 9:53 into the second period. Manitoba regained a two goal advantage with two quick goals 1minute and 3 seconds apart. Sutton Olson scored his first goal of the tournament unassisted and Brendan Leipsic capped off his player of the game performance with a goal 1minute and 3 seconds later.

Saskatchewan scored the only goal of the third period when Tyler Balog scored with only 17 seconds left in the game.

Manitoba will take on Team BC at 4:00pm at Blackfalds multiplex on Friday. Team Saskatchewan will meet Team Alberta at 7:00 in Game two of the Friday night Double header.

Click here for the Team Manitoba Online Headquarters with daily news and scores.

Hockey Canada News
WHL News
Nov 2, 2005