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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Wednesday, February 20th

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Varsity Boys Basketball
SRSS vs Dakota
@ Steinbach, 6 p.m.

WHSHL
Platinum Promotions Division
Oak Park 5 SRSS 1
(best of 3 Tier II semifinal tied 1-1)

HTJHL
Quarterfinals
Lorette at Grunthal, 8 p.m.
(Comets lead best of 5 series 2-0)

MJHL
Portage at Neepawa, 7:30 p.m.
OCN at Swan Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Dauphin at Waywayseecappo, 7:30 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild vs Interlake
@ Teulon, 7:45 p.m.
Pembina Valley at Wpg Bruins, 7 p.m.
Southwest vs Brandon
@ Souris, 7:30 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman at Wpg Warriors, 6:30 p.m.

CSHL
La Broquerie at Ste. Anne, 8 p.m.
(Aces lead best of 7 semifinal 1-0)

WHL
Calgary at Brandon, 7 p.m.

AHL
Toronto 4 Manitoba 3

NHL
Chicago at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Winnipeg at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 8:30 p.m.
Boston at Vegas, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19th

South Central Athletic Conference
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball
St. Norbert 74 SRSS 25

WHSHL
Platinum Promotions
Tier II Division
SRSS 2 Oak Park 0
(1st game in best of 3 semifinal)

MJHL
Wpg Blues 4 Selkirk 2

CSHL
Grunthal 7 Red River 3
(Red Wings lead best of 7 semifinal 2-1)

NHL
Tampa Bay 5 Philadelphia 2
Pittsburgh 4 New Jersey 3
N.Y. Rangers 2 Carolina 1
Florida 4 Buffalo 2
Montreal 3 Columbus 2
St. Louis 3 Toronto 2 (OT)
Anaheim 4 Minnesota 0
Nashville 5 Dallas 3
Arizona 3 Edmonton 2 (SO)

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