By Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – After sitting out the first round of Capital Junior Hockey League playoffs, due to their West Division first place finish, the Morinville Jets hit the ice with a vengeance Friday night for game one of a best-of-five series with the Edmonton Mustangs. Despite heavy penalties Friday night the Jets emerged with a 6-1 victory and game one for their troubles. Sunday night’s second game resulted in a 4-2 victory for the Jets, putting the series heavily in the Jets favour.
The Jets need to win one game in the next three to end the series and move on to round three of CJHL playoffs.
Details on Sunday night’s road game were not available by our press deadline; however, Friday night’s home game was an equal mix of offence and defence. Jets backstop Brad Miller let just one get past his pads despite the Mustang’s 27 attempts to ripple Morinville’s mesh. The club’s six goals were single-player contributions, except for Nick Pratt, who scored twice for the Jets.
The Jets, who have home ice advantage in the series, play game three in Morinville Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. If the Jets do not end the series Wednesday night, game four will be played in Edmonton Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Mill Woods arena. If a fifth game is required, it will be played Sunday night in Morinville at 6:45 p.m.