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.
Leipsic named Lyndon trophy recipient
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.
The Islanders overcame a late third period deficit to force overtime but that's as close as they would get.
It wasn't the series anyone expected between a No.1 and No. 10 seed.
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.
It wasn’t the situation they expected to be in.
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.
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.