The Neepawa Farmers beat Glenboro but fell to Carberry the next night out, while the Gladstone Lakers lost their third straight in Tiger Hills Hockey League action this past weekend.
It was a battle between the East Division’s bottom two teams Friday night in Neepawa, as the Farmers topped the Glenboro Nordics 3-2.
Glenboro’s Braden Nicoll scored twice in the first 15 minutes to take an early 2-0 lead, but Neepawa’s Travis Tilley, assisted by Devin Epp, brought his team within a goal with only three minutes remaining in the first period.
In the second frame Reg Delaloye - assisted by Epp and Ryan Miller - and Clarke Rempel - helpers by Bryan White and Lance Nugent - both found the net to give Neepawa the 3-1 win.
Curtis Nelson earned the win for the Farmers.
Saturday Neepawa went from worst to first as they hosted the East Division’s top squad, the Carberry Plainsmen.
It was another close game, with Carberry’s Keaton Turner scoring the game-winning goal with less than two minutes remaining to give the Plainsmen an 8-7 victory.
Carberry led 3-2 after 20 minutes and 7-5 after 40 minutes.
Lance Nugent and Reg Delaloye led all Neepawa scorers with three points. Goals were scored by Nugent (2), Eric Jury, Delaloye, Devin Epp, Bryan White and Bret Levandoski.
Meanwhile, Dustin Fisher had a hat trick and added two assists to lead Carberry. Zeanan Zimmerman totaled four points, while both Matt Letkeman and Garrett Fraser finished with three points.
Brad Nelson was in goal for Neepawa while Kris Jon Bjarnason manned the net for Carberry.
On Wednesday night in Gladstone, the Lakers fell 6-2 to the Pilot Mound Pilots.
The Pilots scored four unanswered goals to start the game before Danny McArthur and Scott Rintoul scored to bring Gladstone within a pair at 4-2. However, Pilot Mound scored twice more in the third period to clinch the 6-2 win.
Evyi Hanneson registered a pair of assists, while both Ryley Dayholos and Graham Tapley had an assist apiece.
Matt Fidler took the loss in net for Gladstone.
Gladstone now sits in third place in the East Division with 22 points in 18 games played, while Neepawa is last place with 15 points in 20 games.
In upcoming action, the Farmers travel to Pilot Mound this Friday, while Gladstone travels to Swan Lake tonight (Wednesday) before hosting Cartwright and Pilot Mound on Friday and Saturday.
Gladstone has six games remaining in its season while Neepawa has four.