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Caps drop Game 1

The Caps let a third period lead slip away before falling 5-4 on the road tonight to the Yellowhead Chiefs, dropping Game 1 of the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League best-of-five series quarter final series.

Caps forward Joey Moffatt was named the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League's MVP. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)

Caps' standout claims league MVP honours

Joey Moffatt was within striking distance of the league scoring title. Like much of the season, Moffatt sat atop the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League's points race, pacing a league budding with talent in scoring.

Caps’ forward Zak Smith, pictured, led Central Plains offensively with five goals and 12 points in four games since leading scorer Joey Moffatt’s season ended prematurely with a shoulder injury.

Caps prepare for postseason battle with Chiefs

Fresh off one of the most successful regular seasons in program history, the Caps will need someone to step up and fill the noticeable void in the lineup if the team hopes to make it past the first round of the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League playoffs.

Chase Brakel is one of three MJHL players in the running for league MVP.

Terriers’ Brakel in MVP considerations

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League announced earlier this week that Portage Terriers forward Chase Brakel is in the running for the Steve “Boomer” Hawrysh Memorial Trophy as league’s most valuable player along with Steinbach’s Mackenzie Graham and OCN’s Brady Keeper.

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Terriers cruise past Oil Caps

The line of James McIsaac (4G 2A), Chase Brakel (1G, 3A) and Jeremey Leipsic (4A) combined for 14 points as the Portage Terriers steamrolled the visiting Virden Oil Caps 8-3 this afternoon in Manitoba Junior Hockey League action at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie.