Pictures of Winnipeg at WW game recently added.
Troy Martyniuk was named Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Impact player of the month. Martyniuk saved 162 out of 173 shots for the month. Congratulations Troy!!
First game back after the Christmas break didn't go exactly as planned. Wayway traveled to Virden to take on the 4th place Oil Caps.
The first period was fast paced and fairly clean. WW would get the only goal of the period: A power play marker at 17:38 by Ty Enns, from Johl Swedlo and Kristjon Finnson. Shots were 14 - 9 in favor or Virden.
Second period wasn't quite as clean for either team. Virden would even things up at 2:33 and get the go ahead goal on the power play at 19:06. Shots were 13 - 9, again in favor of the home team. Teams looked reasonably equal up until this point.
Things changed. Virden out shoot WW 16 - 3 in the third. Troy Martyniuk was in net for WW and definitely earned his 3rd Star of the game award. He saved 40 of the 42 shots he faced. Virden would get an empty net goal immediately after the Wolverines pulled their tendy at 18:58 to put the game out of reach. Things continued to get a bit physical with Louch picking up a 10 minute misconduct and Paddock dropping his gloves both at the 19:55 minute mark.
Virden wins 3 - 1 over WW and outshooting them 43 - 21.
WW went 1 for 5 on the PP while Virden went 1 for 3.
The Wolverines look to rebound tonight against the Neepawa Natives at the WW Arena Complex at 7:30.
The Wolverines make it 3 in a row, with their first win of the season over OCN Blizzard with a score of 5 - 4.
Greg Harney was between the pipes for WW and made some amazing saves, stopping 30 of 32 shots.
Johl Swedlo started the scoring with a beautiful short handed goal 6:46 of the first. (Assists to Rhett Lough & Tyler Ham). OCN would tie it up at 16:48. So at the end of 1 period, score was tied at 1 and shots 10 - 8 in favor of OCN.
In the second period, OCN would get a PP goal at 13:15 and Tyler Ham would get WW's second shortie for the game unassisted at 19:02. End of 2, score was tied at 2. Shots were 21 - 18 for OCN.
The third period got chippier. Brock Paddock had had enough of the nastiness and after being checked in to the boards from behind, got up and showed OCN's Brady Keeper that he wasn't taking it anymore.
Wayway would get the next 3, Quinton Cubbon from Brayden Cullum, Rhett Lough from Ty Enns and Quinton Cubbon from Riley Shamray, to go up 5 - 2. But with over 10 minutes left, OCN was not ready to give up. They came back with 2 of their own less than 1.5 minutes apart at the 14:10 mark. WW took a couple late penalties, but were able to hold off the OCN surge. There were some close calls, lots of pressure on the Wolvs, and even one puck sliding thru the crease, but they pulled off the win to head in to the Christmas break on a 3 game winning streak. Let's hope after the nice break, some family time, and some much needed rest, the boys will come back with renewed energy and enthusiasm and carry on the second half of the season, the way they ended the first half.
PP - OCN 1 for 5 and WW 0 - 5
Shots 32 - 30 for Wayway
# 1. Quinton Cubbon
# 2. Rhett Lough
#3. Tyler Ham
And the winner is.........
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS:
$ 99.00 Allan Lovely, Brandon, Mb
$ 100.00 Scott Wotten, Foxwarren, Mb
$ 100.00 Craig Miller, Russell, Mb
$ 100.00 Terrence Chartier, St. Lazare, Mb
$ 100.00 Larry Oudie, Waywayseecappo
$ 100.00 Russell Flowers, Russell, Mb
$ 100.00 Verna Page, Waywayseecappo
$ 100.00 Brian McNair, Binscarth, Mb
$ 500.00 Brian McNair, Binscarth, Mb
$ 100.00 Larry Finnson, Winnipeg, Mb
$ 100.00 Wilfred Finnson, Winnipeg, Mb
$ 100.00 Maxine Shamray, Oak River, Mb
$ 100.00 Jennifer Fouillard, St. Lazare, Mb
$ 100.00 Dave Andrews
$ 100.00 Nancy Drule, Rossburn, Mb
$ 100.00 Terrence Chartier, St. Lazare
$ 1000.00 Brian Bicknell, Birtle, Mb
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Petty. Your Wolverine family
THE WOLVERINES WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
The players sold live Christmas Wreathes again this year as they have the past couple years.
DECEMBER 8th at 7:30
ALL FUNDS RAISED AT THIS GAME WENT DIRECTLY TO BRADEN PETTINGER !
Braden was seriously injured in his first game in Portage on Nov 12th. The hockey world and the world in general have come together to support a great guy during his recovery.
We all need to keep Petty in our thoughts and prayers!!!
The GoFundMe page that was set up by the MJHL Officials raised over 150,000.00 with the help from the entire hockey community.
Thank you from the Waywayseecappo Wolverines !!!
"Once a part of the Wolverine Family, always a part of the Wolverine Family!!"
A little fun on Halloween