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Blizzard game postponed


This week there was supposed to be an OCN Blizzard game on the road against the Swan Valley Stampeders Tuesday night but due to a state of emergency in the Town of Swan River caused by a major problem in water distribution within the community. As a result, a large number of buildings and businesses including the Swan River Centennial Arena where the game was supposed to take place were closed until Friday.
“Tonight’s game has got to be rescheduled; I guess Swan’s been having trouble with water,” said Doug Hedley, Head Coach of the OCN Blizzard.
While Swan’s arena troubles prevented them from playing there, the Stampeders did propose that they play in Dauphin instead, however, OCN was hesitant and given Tuesday’s snowfall the offer was declined.
“We have to talk. They wanted us to go to Dauphin tonight but it wasn’t going to work out, we’re not driving an extra four hours -in weather like this we probably wouldn’t have gone anyway- so we don’t know when it’s going to be rescheduled,” explained Hedley.
The OCN Blizzard’s next expected games will be taking place tonight and tomorrow here at home. Tonight they face off against the Neepawa Natives, then tomorrow they take on the Winkler Flyers Saturday. The following week they go on the road for another two games against Winkler, February 9 and 10.
As of Tuesday morning, OCN is tied for fourth place in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League standings with Winkler with 56 points each. In third place is the Virden Oil Capitals with 62 points, second place is the Portage Terriers with 63 points and in the first place is the Steinbach Pistons with 76 points.
Read future editions of the Opasquia Times for more coverage of the OCN Blizzard.

Trevor Wright