The Natives proved two things this weekend: they can compete with any team in the MJHL, and there’s no way around a Westman winter.
Neepawa 4 at Virden 5
The Natives again proved to the league they are able to go head-to-head with any team out there - finding a way to win those games is the next step.
After trailing 5-2 midway through the third period Friday night, Neepawa battled back behind a goal from Robby Moar and a powerplay marker from Colton Magwood, but weren’t able to complete the comeback en route to a 5-4 loss.
Drake Lindsay and Moar scored Neepawa’s other goals, while Magwood finished with a three-point night courtesy two assists, and Clayton Heinrichs added a pair of his own assists.
Matthieu Verreault took the loss in net for Neepawa while the Natives were outshot 30-21.
Both teams went 3-for-5 on the powerplay. Neepawa took three 10-minute misconducts in the third period, including a team penalty at the end of the game.
Wayway at Neepawa
Sunday night in Neepawa was the Natives chance to close the gap between themselves and the Waywayseecappo Wolverines in the race for the final playoff spot in the Sher-Wood Division... Mother Nature, however, had other plans.
Due to poor road conditions the game was postponed until tonight in Neepawa.
The Natives are currently two points behind the Wolverines in the race for the final playoff spot. Neepawa has 13 games remaining in its season, while Waywayseecappo has 17 games.