The Fort Knox got win number 11 on Sunday afternoon by hammering the Ochapowace Thunder 11-5 from the Chief Denton George Memorial Multiplex in Prairie Junior Hockey League.
The former Thunder Brett Turgeon would start things up for the Knox who had a 6 goal first period, as Turgeon would his 13th of the season to make it an early 1-0 lead. The Knox then would get their next 3 goals in the next 55 seconds as Brandt Hudson, Austin Odnokon and Brandon Kayter to give them a 4-0 lead mid through the 1st. Fort wouldn't be done there as both Hudson and Kayter would get their 2nd of the period to give the road team 6-0 lead through 20 minutes. Shots 13-6 FK.
In the 2nd it would be a back and forth period that the Thunder would get on the board first as Tabrey Still would deflect home his 1st of the season to make it a 6-1 game. But just 25 seconds later, Brett Turgeon would answer right back with his 2nd of the night and 14th of the season to regain the Knox 6 goal lead. But the Thunder's leading scorer Brandon Pelletier would add his 19th of the year to cut the deficit to just 5 once again at 7-2. The teams would finish off the middle frame by exchanging goals once again off the sticks of Still (Thunder) and Cody Robertson (Knox) to make it a 8-3 Knox lead after 2 periods. Shots in the 2nd were 15-10 Thunder.
There would be 5 total goals scored in the 3rd period as Turgeon and Hudson would complete their Hat Tricks while Cody Robertson would get his 2nd of the game for the Knox. Brandon Holloway would reply with both markers for the Ochapowace Thunder.
Shane Blomquist stopped 21 of 26 shots to get the win in goal for the Fort while Thunder net minder Benji Taypotat made 33 saves in the losing cause.
The Thunder and Knox next action will both be on Wednesday as the Thunder host the Regina Capitals while the Knox will visit the Pilot Butte Storm.
Over in the MJHL,
The Swan Valley Stampeders' came back to win a wild one in Neepawa by slipping by the Natives 6-5 on Sunday Night.
Colton Brausen (photo above) led the way with 2 Goals and 1 Assist while 19 year old Michael Fortin had 2 goals while Josh Tripp and Cody Ellingson also had 1 goal and 1 assist nights.
Zach Degraves was busy in the Stamps goal making 45 saves for the win.
The next action for Swan will be back on home ice on Wednesday night when they host the OCN Blizzard at 7:30 from the Centennial Arena in Swan River.
Elsewhere in Wayway,
The Wayway Wolverines couldn't finish off the weekend sweep of the Winnipeg Blues as they fell to the team from the Manitoba capital, 5-4 on Sunday night.
Brett Opperman (1G 1A) and Landyn Cochrane (1G 1A) had 2 points each to lead the way for Wayway while Ty Enns also scored for the Wolverines.
Troy Martyniuk got his 2nd straight and made 23 saves in the losing cause.
The Wolverines' next action will be on Wednesday when they visit the Steinbach Pistons.
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