Playoffs over for Morinville Jets

by Stephen Dafoe

It was all or nothing for the Morinville Jets Wednesday night. Down two games in a best-of-five series with the North Edmonton Red Wings, the Jets fell 7-3 to give the series to the Wings in three straight.

The Jets opened on a high note during Wednesday night’s road game with a 2-0 lead at the end of the first. But the club found themselves evenly tied 2-2 at the end of two.

The third period started with a back and forth affair with the Wings pulling ahead to 3-2 in the opening minutes of the final frame, and the Jets tying it up at three apiece just ahead of the halfway mark.

But the Wings pulled ahead to 4-3 a minute later and added another to the board with five minutes left in the game. With just over three minutes left in the contest, the Red Wings doubled the gap with a power-play goal and capped it with their seventh with just four seconds left on the clock.

It was the widest margin in the series. The two previous games had both been decided in double overtime.

The North Edmonton Red Wings will now move on to the semi-finals.

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