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All series are a best of five

 Western Division

Semi final #2 - Killarney Shamrocks vs Hartney Blues
(Killarney leads series 2 games to 1)

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Friday, February 21 game recap

If the game plan for Killarney was to physically intimate Hartney, it certainly backfired last night. The penalties for Killarney in game three of the series started early, the first one at 57 seconds for boarding and they never let up.

The Shamrocks amassed 52 minutes in penalties and the Blues made them pay as they scored four power play goals on their way to a comfortable 5-1 road victory.

The Shamrocks still lead the best of five series 2-1.

Killarney actually opened the scoring at 5:24 of the first on a goal by Reid Opperman. But that was all from the Shamrocks as Hartney then scored the next five goals, two each by Jordan Roper and Jesse Linner and a lone goal by teammate Del Cowan.

For Killarney, the penalty box leaders were Morgan Magwood with 18 minutes followed by Colton Magwood with 14.

Killarney leads the best of five series 2-1.

Next game in the series is Monday night, February 24 in Hartney at 8pm. If necessary, game five will be played in Killarney on February 25.

Eastern Division

Semi final #2 - Cartwright Clippers vs Neepawa Farmers
(Neepawa leads series 2 games to 1)

Friday, February 21 game recap

Matt Lowry and Bret Levandoski each had two goals and one assist to lead the Neepawa Farmers to a 7-2 thrashing of the Cartwright Clippers on Friday night.

The scoring started early for the Farmers when Daylon Creasy found the back of the net at 4:01 of the opening period. Neepawa went on to score twice more to make it 3-0 before Cartwright got on the scoresheet at 1:38 of the second period.

Neepawa then asserted itself with three more unanswered goals in the middle frame to extend its lead to 6-1.

The officials handed out four fighting majors and 60 minutes in penalties in the third period. The teams exchanged goals in that fight fest filled period on tallies by Cartwright’s Jesse Enns and Neepawa’s Garett Rempel for a final score of 7-2.

Neepawa leads the best of five series 2-1.

Game four is in Neepawa tomorrow, February 23 at 7:30pm with game five, if necessary, in Cartwright on February 25.

Western Division

Semi final #1 - Boissevain Border Kings vs Wawanesa Jets
(Boissevain wins series 3 games to 0)

Boissevain awaits the winner of the Killarney/Hartney series.

Eastern Division

Semi final #1 - MacGregor Wild vs Gladstone Lakers
(MacGregor leads series 2 games to 1)

Game four is back in Gladstone on Saturday, February 22 at 8pm. MacGregor can move on in the playoffs with a win tonight.

Check your local newspaper website in Melita, Souris, Reston or Deloraine for up-to date coverage

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