Wednesday September 17, 2014

Sports in Prime Time

Farmers keep playoff hopes alive

Kaiten Critchlow/Neepawa Press

After dropping the first two games of the series, the Neepawa Farmers senior hockey squad kept its playoff dreams alive Monday.

The Farmers began their best-of-five series against the Carberry Plainsmen last Thursday.
in the opening match in Neepawa, Carberry stole the show winning 5-3 to take an early series lead. Shane Jury put away two goals for Neepawa in the losing effort.

The second game saw both squads travel to Carberry for the rubber match where the Farmers looked uninterested at times and found themselves getting shellacked 8-3.

With the scene changed to Neepawa for game three - and the Farmers' season on the line - Neepawa looked much more sharp en route to a 5-2 victory.

The game featured a see-saw battle with Neepawa taking the early lead off a point shot from Mike Nicholson.

Eric Jury finished a shorthanded opportunity off a three-on-one rush on the penalty kill to get Neepawa's next goal while Shane Jury found the net seconds later by firing a dropped puck off the faceoff directly in to the back of the net.

Shane Jury added another goal to his total later in the game off a haymaker slap shot from an awkward angle, while the Farmers added one more before the game was over to clinch the 5-2 win.

Brad Nelson took the win in net for Neepawa.
The fourth game is set for a Wednesday night showdown in Brandon.


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