Steinbach Regional gave up three first period goals and dropped a 5-1 decision to the Garden City Fighting Gophers in the Sabres home-opener Wednesday at the T.G. Smith Centre.

Logan Klippenstein scored twice while Jack Burton and Cooper Wilson each had a goal and an assist for the Gophers.

Ethan Plett had the lone goal of the game for the SRSS who moved up to the Winnipeg High School Hockey League's Platinum Promotions Division One for the 2018-2019 season.

"The first period was a big adjustment for us as we got used to the speed of a fast Division One game," texted Sabres head coach Lawney Penner. "As a result we were down 3-0 after the first period. I thought the second half of the game was an even battle as shots on net, scoring chances and time of possession were even for the two teams."

"The boys did a great job elevating their game to play at a higher level," added Penner. "We're excited to be playing in Division One this year."

Steinbach Regional goaltender Riley Plett made 28 saves.

The Sabres next game is Friday in Ile des Chenes against Gabrielle Roy Les Roys.



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Tuesday, December 18th

Steinbach 1 Wpg Blues 0
Selkirk 4 Virden 3 (OT)

Los Angeles 4 Winnipeg 1
Florida 5 Buffalo 2
Philadelphia 3 Detroit 2 
Toronto 7 New Jersey 2
N.Y. Rangers 3 Anaheim 1
San Jose 4 Minnesota 0
Chicago 2 Nashville 1
Dallas 2 Calgary 0
N.Y. Islanders 3 Arizona 1
St. Louis 4 Edmonton 1
Tampa Bay 5 Vancouver 2

Cleveland 92 Indiana 91
Brooklyn 115 L.A. Lakers 110
Atlanta 118 Washington 110
Denver 126 Dallas 118

Wednesday, December 19th

SRSS vs Springfield
@ Steinbach, 3:30 p.m.

SRSS vs St. Paul's
@ Steinbach, 7:15 p.m.

Eastman at Wpg Avros, 7:15 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild at Wpg Bruins, 7 p.m.
Pembina Valley vs Thrashers
@ Wpg, 7:30 p.m.
Yellowhead at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

Dauphin at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.
Winkler at Portage, 7:30 p.m.
Wayway at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Grunthal at La Broquerie, 8 p.m.
Red River at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Washington, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.

San Antonio at Orlando, 6 p.m.
New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Cleveland at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
Indiana at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Brooklyn at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Washington at Houston, 7 p.m.
Golden State at Utah, 8 p.m.
Memphis at Portland, 9 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 9 p.m.