Saturday, 13 September 2014

Recap of preseason games Sept 9, 10 & 11th

Wolverines 3 - Oil Capitals 6

On September 9th, the Wolverines hosted the Virden Oil Capitals and lost 6-3. The Wolverines had a nervous start to the game allowing the Caps to score a minute and a half into the game. Robert Briem answered 10 minutes later with a goal, assists going to Brett Opperman and Johl Swedlo. The tie was short lived with the Caps scoring their second goal. The Wolverines Swedlo came back with an unassisted goal 40 seconds later. The Caps rounded out the first period with a third goal.

The second period saw the team both scoring. Wolverine’s goal was credited to Opperman, assists to Swedlo and Briem.

Seventeen seconds into the third period, the Caps scored and then again a few minutes later. Final shots on goals were Caps: 33, Wolverines 29.  Oil Caps were 2 for 3 on the power play while the Wolverines were 0 for 3.

Wolverines 7 - Natives 0

On September 10th, the Wolverines had a strong effort, beating the Neepawa Natives 7-0. The first period was evenly matched with both teams exchanging chances to score. Mitch Wiebe of the Wolverines kept the game scoreless with timely saves as the Wolverines were out shot 14-10 in the first.

In the second the Natives got themselves into penalty problems, allowing the Wolverines to score 4 times on power plays. Goal one was by Alex Keena, assist to Dylan Betterridge and Ryland Nernberg. Goal two was again from Keena, assists to Matt Miller and Aaron Dupasquier. Alex Keeena completed the hnatural hat trick with an assist from Miller. The final goal of the period was put in by Miller, assisted  by Keena and Betteridge.

In the third period the Wolverines were able to carry the momentum with 3 more goals. The first goal credited to George Splichal assist to Miller, the second to Betteridge unassisted and the third to Brett Opperman, assist to Brock Paddock and Stephen Dora.

Wolverines 2 - Yorkton Terriers 3 (SO)

On September 11th, the weary Wolverines took the ice hosting the Yorkton Terriers of the SJHL. The Terriers opened the first with a goal at 6:32, the only goal in the period.

The second period saw the Wolverines regain their momentum, with Landyn Cochrane scoring on a great passing play from Robert Briem and Connar Bass. The Wolverine took the lead in the second on a shot from Montana Tanner, assists going to George Splitchal and Brock Paddock.

The third period saw the Terriers tie up the game on a power play. The third period contained a lot of good hockey with a lot of end to end work.

The game then went into a 5 minute overtime period which did nothing to resolve the game. The game then progressed to a shoot out. It took four shooters on each team before the Terriers scored.
Mitch Weibe had another strong game for the Wolverines facing 35 shots..

This concludes the home portion of the Wolverines preseason games. Next game is September 13th, at Virden vs the Oil Capitals at 7:30.  The Wolverines will then travel to Neepawa on Sunday for a 7:30 game. The preseason will finish off Tuesday, September 16th, with a game at Ochapowache Cree Nation versus the OCN Blizzard. Game time will be 7pm, Saskatchewan time

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Wolverines Drop First Pre-Season Game To The Yorkton Terriers

The Wolverines hit the ice in their first of seven pre-season games last night as the team traveled down 16 Highway to Yorkton to take on the Terriers.

The Wolverines dressed a rookie laden squad as they continue to evaluate players for the upcoming season. The Wolverines opened the game with some excellent shifts and took the play to the Terriers but were unable to capitalize on their chances. The Terriers scored the only goal of the first and the teams had 10 shots each.

The second period saw the two teams exchange chances with the Terriers again scoring the only goal of the period.

In the third the Terriers scored their third just 30 seconds into the period. The Wolverines maintained pressure on the Terriers and where eventually rewarded on the power play 6 minutes into the period when Levi Morins' point shot went over the Terriers goalies shoulder. The sole assist went to Kristjon Finnson. The Wolverines scored again 10 minutes later when a centering attempt went off Landon Cochrane and was deflected into the net.  Assists were awarded to Dylan Betteridge and Finnson.

The next action for the Wolverines is this Tuesday when they host the Virden Oil Capitals at 7:30 

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Aug. 31, 2014

2014 Red-Black Intersquad Game

This year’s intersquad game was enjoyable for all that watched with team Red winning 5-4.

The Red team opened the scoring 2 ½ minutes into the first period when Ryland Nernberg deflected a Riley Boles point shot with the other assist going to Tyrell Armstrong. Black answered back less than a minute later with Kevin Takatch’s point shot. Assist going to Dylan Gejdos. Red scored their second goal on the power play when Johl Swedlo capitalized on a rebound. Assists were credited to Alex Keena and Kelly Rintoul. Black again tied the game at 2 with 5 ½ minutes left when Shane Roullete slid it underneath the goalie. Assists was credited to Robert Briem. Black took the lead 40 seconds later on an unassisted goal by Wade Johannesson. Red tied it up a half minute after that on a goal by Swedlo. After the first, the score ended 3-3.

Four minutes into the second, Black took the lead on a nice passing play ending with a goal by Briem assisted by Landyn Cochrane and Roullete.  Red answered back at the 10 minute mark when Stephen Dora went top corner with assists going to William Harrison and Jesse Tower. The game was 4-4 after 2.

In the third period the goal tenders battled hard as there was a lot of scoring chances.  Red finally scored with 2:31 left in the period when George Splichal fought through the defence and backhanded a shot over the goalie. Assist to Jeremie Goderis.

Camp is now concluded and the following preseason games have been scheduled:
September 6th – At Yorkton, 7:30 (Saskatchewan time)
September 9th – Home vs Virden, 7:30
September 10th – Home vs Neepawa, 7:30
September 11th – Home vs Yorkton, 7:30
September 13th – At Virden, 7:30
September 14th – At Neepawa, 6:30

September 16th – At Ochapowace vs OCN, 7:00 (Saskatchewan time)