Winnipeg Ice advance to WHL East Closing after 6-3 win over Moose Jaw – Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca

Winnipeg Ice advance to WHL East Final after 6-3 win over Moose Jaw - Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca

2022-05-14 09:36:14

The Western Hockey League’s high workforce took one other step in direction of their final aim Friday night time because the Winnipeg Ice punched their ticket to the WHL’s Jap Convention Closing.

Matthew Savoie scored two objectives and the Ice doubled up the Moose Jaw Warriors 6-3 at Wayne Fleming Enviornment Friday night time in Recreation 5 of their second-round collection.

And now it units up a showdown with the second-best workforce within the league, the Edmonton Oil Kings, who’ve but to lose a recreation within the playoffs.

The Ice obtained off to a shaky begin Friday, permitting Ryder Korczak to attain simply 46 seconds in after which a Thomas Tien aim with simply over 4 minutes to go within the first put Moose Jaw up 2-0.

However Winnipeg confirmed why they’re by no means out of a recreation with their high-powered offence scoring the sport’s subsequent 4 objectives.

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Zachary Benson’s aim with 2:56 left within the first minimize the result in one which boosted the workforce, based on head coach James Patrick.

“If 2-0 retains hanging round, it may very well be a protracted night time, however he will get that aim and the bench erupted and spirits have been lifted,” Patrick mentioned.

And the Ice got here out flying within the second as Savoie evened the sport for Winnipeg 1:39 in.

Cole Muir would put the Ice forward for good later within the interval and Connor Geekie added one other Winnipeg aim with lower than 5 minutes to play within the second.

Moose Jaw would minimize the result in one slightly later within the center body on an Atley Calvert powerplay aim, however that’s as shut as they’d come as Savoie and Mikey Milne scored within the third interval to stitch up the victory.

Daniel Hauser made 23 saves in internet for the Ice.

Savoie mentioned the workforce simply caught with the plan after a sluggish begin.

“Our group was actually constructive on the bench, we had lots of vocal guys protecting our spirits up,” Savoie mentioned.

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The highly-anticipated Ice-Oil Kings collection begins Friday, Might 20 in Winnipeg with Recreation 2 going the next night time.

“We’ll do some extra preparation on them this week and actually get the methods dialed in for them,” mentioned Savoie. “They play a bodily recreation and we’ll need to up our depth.”

The Oil Kings gained three of 4 video games towards the Ice this 12 months and Patrick expects a tough collection.

“We’ve performed some actual aggressive video games with them this 12 months, and so they can play any kind of recreation,” mentioned Patrick. “They’ve lots of depth. It’s going to be an actual problem.”

 

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