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News and Updates from 2017/2018

February 26, 2018

Twisters vs Reils

The Twisters dropped their game on Monday night by a final score of 7 to 4 to the St. Boniface Riels, closing their playoff chances. 

 

The games opening goal would come just before the ten minute mark of the first, as the Twisters would capitalize on the power-play. The puck would get worked to Wirth on the wing, he would let go a wrister that would be tipped in front by Beernaerts off the post and in to give the Twisters the lead. But shortly after scoring the Twisters would get into some penalty trouble of their own and be short-handed 5 on 3. On the Riels power-play Kossack would tip a point shot of his own by Klassen to even the score. The Twisters would take another penalty late in the period with just over two minutes left. Again the Riels would make the most of their opportunity as Durupt’s point shot would hit a Twisters stick along the way to the net, change directions and fool Klassen, giving the Riels a 2-1 lead after the first. Shots in the period were 17 to 13 for the Riels. 

 

The second would not start well for the Twisters as the Riels would extend their lead under a minute in. Tresoor would walk across the line, let go a wrister and it would beat Klassen by the blocker going off the post and in, one he would definitely like back. With 10:01 showing on the clock in the second, the Twisters would have a break down in their own zone as Braun had room to walk in and wire one over the glove of Klassen, making it a three goal deficit for the Twisters. The Twisters would take a couple of penalties late, but kill both off to keep the score at 4-1 for the Riels through two periods. Shots in the period were 14 to 11 for the Riels. 

 

In the third period Tresoor would score three goals for the Riels, giving him four in total on the night. Keck, Wood, and Dacquay would each score for the Twisters, as the game would come to a close in a final of 7 to 4, after a penalty filled last few minutes of the game. Shots in the third were 17 to 13 for the Riels. 

 

Final shots in the game were 48 to 37 for the Riels. Beernaerts, Keck, Wood, and Dacquay scored for the Twisters. Klassen stopped 41 of 48 shots in goal for the Twisters.

 

Next game: Sunday, March 4th, vs Charleswood Hawks at the Morris Multiplex, game time 7:00 pm. 

 

February 23, 2018

Twisters vs Raiders

The Twisters took a tough loss on Friday night to the Raiders by a score of 10-3. 

 

In the first the Raiders and Twisters would trade power-play chances back and forth, but the first goal would not come until late in the period. After Young took a penalty with 5:46 left, the Raiders would capitalize as the initial shot from the point would hit a player in front but bounce straight to Anderson at the side of the net and his back hand would beat Klassen for the games opening goal. Before the period was done the Raiders would add another after wearing down the Twisters in their own zone down low, Manness would come around the net, spin, and fire a back hand toward the net that would beat Klassen by the pad just inside the post to extend their lead over the Twisters to two goals after one period. Shots in the first were 15 to 3 for the Raiders. 

 

To start the second the Twisters would kill off 1:33 remaining in a penalty, and then go on their third power-play of the night shortly after looking to get something going, but they would fail to record a shot. Shortly after the power-play expired the Twisters would commit a costly turnover at the blue line in the offensive zone that would lead to a 2 on 1 the other way. The puck would end up on Ilchena stick, and he would fan on the shot but it would slide five hole on Klassen. Only a minute later the Raiders would extend their lead to four goals as Rybuck had some room down the wing and would blast a slap shot by the glove of Klassen from the circle. The Twisters would start to show signs of frustration as Tanner Wiebe would take an undisciplined slashing penalty putting the Twisters back up a man again. The Raiders would make no mistake capitalizing once again as Anderson was left alone on front and would roof a shot over the shoulder of Klassen for the Raiders fifth goal. Before the second was ten minutes old the Raiders would make their lead almost insurmountable as Ives would have room down the wing and his wrister would beat Dyck on in relief by the glove off the post and in. To make matters worse the Twisters would take a penalty after the goal, going down a man once again. On the power-play the Raiders would find Mounk alone at the side of the net for a one-timer he would deposit into the back of the net before Dyck could get across. Merritt would then get left alone in the slot and beat Dyck to make the score a whopping 8-0 for the Raiders. The Twisters would get a power-play with just over five minutes left, but on it Ilchena would score again short-handed, sliding one five hole on Dyck. Before the period was over the Twisters would get two quick to get on the board. First, Conrad would let go a one timer in the slot that would go off the crossbar and in. Less than a minute later Carels would get time and space in the slot and fire a wrister over the blocker of McHolm to cut the Raiders lead to 9-2. Shots in the second were 15 to 9 for the Raiders. 

 

Both teams looked eager to get the third over with due to the gap in score, as intensity was lacking throughout. The Raiders would add one more goal as Anderson would have a tap in for the hat trick. Dacquay would score a goal for the Twisters before all was said and done to make it a 10-3 final for the Raiders. Shots in the final frame were 13 to 11 for the Raiders. 

 

Finals shots in the game were 43 to 23 for the Raiders. Conrad, Carels, and Dacquay scored for the Twisters in the loss. 

 

Next game: Monday, February 26th, vs St. Boniface Riels at Notre Dame Arena, game time 7:30 pm.

 

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News and Updates from 2016/2017

May 05, 2017

A big shout out to Corey Mazinke and Matt Kohlman for making MMJHL's All-Star team for the 2016-2017 year!! Keep up the great work! 

Check out the MMJHL Website for more information 2

April 05, 2017

Game 6 Jets 4- Twisters 3

The Twisters season came to an end Wednesday night in heartbreaking fashion as the Jets beat them 4 to 3 in double overtime to take the series 4 to 2 and move onto the finals. 

 

Van De Velde would set the tone early laying a huge open ice hit on one of the Jets players coming across the blue line with his head down. But it would be the Jets who controlled play for the first half of the period before the Twisters started to gain more zone time, and create more shots towards the Jets net. The Twisters would go on their first power play with 5:52 left in the first, but would fail to create much on it. Kohlman would make two key point blank saves late in the first on Muir and Faulkner as we would remain scoreless after the first. Shots in the period were 16 to 9 for the Jets. 

 

Early in the second the Twisters would strike first as Hadley found a way to pull the puck past the defender and showed some great hands in tight roofing the puck over the goalies shoulder. The lead would be short lived though as just a couple minutes later the Jets would get the goal back as Muir threw the puck towards the front of the net and Faulkner redirect it by the glove of Kohlman to tie it 1-1. The Jets would then get their first opportunity with the man advantage and would waste no time as right off the draw a shot from the point found its way onto Doak's stick and Kohlman would extend the pad for the first save but Doak would get the rebound and fire it into the top of the net to make it 2-1 for the Jets. The Twisters would then get a chance of their own on the power play, which again the Jets would kill off, but shortly after the penalty ended Tetrault would kick a puck in the slot to his stick and showcase his quick release firing it over Ploszay's pad to tie it again 2-2. With five minutes left in the second the Twisters would go on their third power play of the game and finally they would solve the Jets penalty kill as Mirrlees would bang in his own rebound in front of the net to give the Twisters the lead back 3-2. That's how the second period would end as shots in the frame were 20 to 12 for the Twisters. 

 

Just over five minutes into the third period the Twisters would take a penalty to put the Jets up a man but would get a huge penalty kill to keep the score 3-2. However they would not come away unscathed as Twisters d-man Szeremely came off the ice favouring his shoulder and would not return. The Twisters would hold off the Jets relentless attack for most of the period, with Kohlman making numerous critical saves, but late in the period Faulkner would get the puck right off the draw and wire one off the crossbar and in over Kohlman's glove to tie it 3-3. Then with just over two minutes left in the period Mazinke would get called for a five minute major for a hit from behind, the Twisters would kill off just over half of the penalty to end the third, but would still be down a man to start overtime for two minutes and twenty five seconds. Shots in the period were 16 to 9 for the Jets. 

 

In the first overtime period the Twisters would kill off the rest of the five minute major as the penalty kill unit came up huge for them. The rest of the period was a battle back and forth by both teams for every inch on the ice, and the goalies stood tall as the first overtime would come to an end with the teams still tied 3-3 after a goal scored by the Jets at the end of the period was waived off due to time expiring before it entered the net. Shots in the ten minute overtime period were 9 to 5 for the Jets. 

 

In the second overtime period the Twisters would go almost six minutes before registering their first shot, but again Kohlman was a brick wall in goal stopping everything thrown his way. Both teams were starting to show signs of fatigue from this gruelling series that has been a battle right from game one, giving everything they had left in the tank. But with twelve minutes left in the period the Twisters would take a penalty and go down a man but again their penalty kill would come up big when they needed them and kill it off. With seven minutes left the Twisters would be forced to try and kill a penalty off yet again, and fighting for their season once again they would do it. The Twisters would come alive and create some chances late but could not find the back of net, and with under a minute left in the period Faulkner would get the puck alone in the slot and fire it high over Kohlman's blocker to end the series and the Twisters season in heartbreaking fashion. Shots in the period were 17 to 10 for the Jets. 

 

Finals shots were 70 to 53 for the Jets. Faulkner had a hat trick and Doak scored the other goal for the Jets. Hadley, Tetrault, and Mirrlees scored the goals for the Twisters. 

 

Thank you to all of our fans, sponsors, and everyone who supported the Twisters this season.

April 02, 2017

Semi Finals Game 5 - Jets

The Twisters dropped game five Sunday night by a score of 6-2 to the Stonewall Jets and now trail 3-2 in the best of seven semifinal series. 

 

The Twisters looked to come out in the first and carry over their hot streak of play from the previous two games in the series and would hit the scoreboard first on a tic-tac-toe play as Keck finished it off with Goderis and Tetrault picking up the assists on the goal. The Twisters would go on three power plays but could not capitalize on any of them to widen their lead and the Jets looked to use their penalty kills to gain momentum, as Muir would score two quick goals on defensive breakdowns by the Twisters in their own end to put the Jets up 2-1. The Twisters would get two more power play chances in the period but again were shut down both times, as their special teams could not seem to get things going in the first period. Shots in the period were 13 to 6 for the Twisters. 

 

The Twisters would take a penalty early in the second period and it would cost them as just as time expired Muir would find a loose puck in front and fire it off the crossbar and in for his third of the game, extending the Jets lead to 3-1. The Jets were playing more disciplined hockey in the second and flipped the tables on the Twisters as unlike the first period they were controlling play and had more jump then the Twisters out skating them throughout. The Jets would tally another power play goal in the period as Blight got a tip on a point shot in front that would find its way past Kohlman to make it a three goal lead. Before the period was done the Twisters would get one goal back as Mazinke banged home a rebound in front to cut the Jets lead to 4-2. Shots in the period were 29 to 14 for the Jets.

 

Van De Velde looked to spark the Twisters early in the third dropping the mitts with Faulkner in a spirited tilt. Unfortunately the Twisters would take a penalty shortly after and the Jets would find the back of the net again throwing one to the front of the net that Chop tapped in, as the Jets special teams were far more opportunistic in the game. It did not appear the Jets were going to let their foot off the gas either as they would score another goal shortly after as Blight put home a loose puck in front for his second of the game to make it 6-2 for the Jets. That is how the game would end as the Twisters dropped a tough one and will look to rebound and stave off elimination in game six. Shots in the period were 11 to 8 for the Twisters. 

 

Final shots were 42 to 38 for the Jets. Muir scored a hat trick, Blight had two goals and Chop scored the other goal for the Jets. Keck and Mazinke scored the two goals for the Twisters. 

 

Next game: Wednesday April 5, game six versus the Jets at the Morris Multiplex, game time 8:00pm. 

April 01, 2017

Semi Finals 4 - Twisters 3 - Jets 1

The Twisters beat the Jets 3-1 on Saturday night, and in the process tied the best of seven semifinal series up 2-2. 

 

In the first the Twisters controlled play and the chances early and would be rewarded with just over twelve minutes left as a puck was thrown at the net from the point and found its way onto Keck's stick in front who backhanded it five hole to put the Twisters up 1-0. There would be no more scoring in the first but the Twisters had to feel good about their period as they created multiple scoring chances, while also limiting the Jets chances and forcing them to shoot from the outside. Shots in the period were 18-15 for the Twisters. 

 

The second would not start the way the Twisters hoped as they would fall victim to some bad luck as a shot from the outside deflected five hole on Kohlman off the defense in front in the first minute of the period to tie it up 1-1. But the Twisters would take the lead back as Klassen corralled a loose puck in front and made a beautiful feed to a wide open Turnbull who fired it into the gaping net to make it 2-1 Twisters. They would then waste no time adding another goal as on his very next shift it would be Turnbull finding the puck on a scramble in front of the net and firing it top corner over the goalie for his second of the game. That's how the second would end as the Twisters would take the 3-1 lead to the third. Shots in the period were 15-13 for the Twisters. 

 

The Twisters would take a penalty early in the third period, but got a huge penalty kill to sustain their two goal lead. The Jets were would not go easy in the third though as they looked set on coming back in the game trying to find anyway to get another one past Kohlman. There would be no further scoring but it would not be without excitement as there was multiple scrums, and Tetrault would get into a fight with one of the Jets players. Twisters would hold off the Jets and win their second straight game in the series by a score of 3-1. 

 

Final shots were 42 to 38 for the Twisters. Turnbull scored twice, while Keck added the other goal for the Twisters and Kohlman was strong in net yet again.

 

Next game: Sunday April 2, game five versus the Jets at Veterans Memorial Arena, game time 7:30pm.

March 28, 2017

Semi Final Game 3 - Twisters 5 - Jets 2

The Twisters beat the Jets 5-4 in overtime Tuesday night, in game three to reduce the Jets series lead to 2-1.

 

In the first the Twisters got an early power play, but would turn the puck over at the blue line which proved to be costly as the Jets came down on a shorthanded two on one and Kohlman made the first stop, but the Jets would get a second whack at it and get it by him for the early lead. The Twisters would answer back though as Joey Baker walked in from the point and wired one over the goalies glove to tie things back up. The teams would battle back and forth for the rest of the period but there was no more scoring to report. Shots in the period were 12 to 9 for the Jets. 

 

The Twisters would get out to a great start in the second as Mirrlees would put a perfect tip on Morin's shot over the goalies glove to give them their first lead of the game. This time it would be the Jets turn to answer back as they found a man in front who banged one five hole on Kohlman to tie things up 2-2. Late in the period the Jets would take their first lead of the game off a tip in front that found its way past Kohlman. But the Twisters would not go away answering back before the end of the period as Mirrlees one timed a shot home in front of the net of a slick feed from Turnbull to tie it 3-3 at the end of the second. Shots in the period were 14 to 13 for the Twisters. 

 

In the third both teams looked focused on shutting each other down to start, as chances and shots were limited in the early going. Then just over six minutes in on the powerplay the Jets would make it count once again finding a man in tight in front who would slid it past a sprawled Kohlman to retake the lead 4-3. The Twisters would not give up though with seven and a half minutes left they had the puck hemmed in the Jets zone and the hard work would pay off as Beernaerts would let a bomb go from the point that found the back of the net to tie it. The Twisters had two power plays late in the third but could not find a way to score on either as we would head to overtime for the second straight game tied 4-4. Shots in the period were 20 to 12 for the Twisters as they dominated play after the Jets scored their fourth goal.

 

The Twisters would waste no time in overtime creating a turnover just under five minutes into the frame leading to a two on one and Turnbull would tap one into the back of the net for the win. A huge goal for the Twisters to prevent them from going down three games in the series. Shots in the shortened frame were 3 to 1 for the Jets. 

 

Final shots were 44 to 40 for the Twisters. Mirrlees scored two goals, while Joey Baker, Beernaerts, and Turnbull picked up a goal each.

 

Next game: Saturday April 1, game four versus the Jets at the Morris Multiplex, game time 8:00pm.

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