The Winkler Flyers will face the OCN Blizzard in Round One of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoffs, beginning with Game One in OCN on Friday night presented by Quality Inn and CK’s Lounge. This will be the third straight season that the Flyers and Blizzard will meet in the MJHL playoffs.


With just two points separating the fourth place Blizzard (32-20-8) from the fifth place Flyers (35-25-0), this should prove to be a very even and exciting series. The Blizzard had the upper hand on the Flyers during the regular season, winning four of the six meetings. However, the Flyers did outshoot OCN in five of the six games.


Winkler finished the regular season winning three of their last four games, and seem to have some momentum entering the playoffs. The Flyers have made it to the league semi-final the past two seasons and lost in the second round of the playoffs to OCN last season, after beating the Blizzard in the MJHL quarter-final series the year before.


All Winkler Flyers playoff games can be heard live on Country 88.9FM and online at www.pembinavalleyonline.com with Matt Friesen and Darrell Wheeler. You can also video stream all games with a subscription to www.hockeytv.com


Flyers vs Blizzard MJHL Quarterfinal Series Schedule.

GAME ONE: Friday, March 9th: Winkler @ OCN, 7:00pm

GAME TWO: Saturday, March 10th: Winkler @ OCN, 7:00pm

GAME THREE: Tuesday, March 13th: OCN @ Winkler, 7:30pm

GAME FOUR: Wednesday, March 14th: OCN @ Winkler, 7:30pm

GAME FIVE: Friday, March 16th: Winkler @ OCN, 7:30pm (if necessary)

GAME SIX: Sunday, March 18th: OCN @ Winkler, 7:30pm (if necessary)

GAME SEVEN: Tuesday, March 20th: Winkler @ OCN, 7:30pm (if necessary)


All playoff tickets can be purchase at the Winkler Coop Gas Bar, Petro Canada Gas Bar or at the door prior to the game.

Adult Tickets (19+): $12

Student Tickets (13-18): $8

Child Tickets (5-12):$5

Children 5-under: Free