After a tough showcase weekend where the wolves only took 1 of a possible 4 points and now on a 5 game losing streak. The Wolverines were looking for a win back at home against their divisional rivals The Dauphin Kings. With only 9 goals in their first 7 games the boys were looking to get the offense going.
In the 1st they did just that as Neil Woolfrey would get the scoring started at the 9:29 mark with the assist going to Connar Bass. 6 minutes later Woolfrey would be at it again with his second of the game and 3rd of the year, assist to Johl Swedlo. The Wolverines would take the 2-0 lead into the 2nd.
In the second Wayway would add to their lead as George Splichal would register his 2nd goal of the year, assist to Dylan Gejdos and Robert Briem. The boys would get into a bit of penalty trouble in the second but they would weather the storm and take a 3-0 lead into the 3rd.
Wayway would round out the scoring in the 3rd as local product Landyn Cochrane would get his 1st goal of his MJHL career and he would knock home the rebound of Quinton Cubbon's shot. The other assist would go to Brock Paddock. Mitch Wiebe would bounce back after a tough loss versus Winkler, and get a shutout stopping 24 shots. The boys would pick up a much needed win heading into OCN tonight to take on the Blizzard. Wolves next home action is on Saturday October, 11 versus the Virden Oil Capitals.
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Gejdos OT Goal Gives Wolverines First Win of the Season
In a very entertaining game last night saw the Wolverines come out with an OT win off the stick of Dylan Gejdos.
These evenly matched teams played two scoreless periods with both teams exchanging scoring chances during the two frames. Both teams where unable to score on 4 PP chances each and shots where Wolves 17 Oil Capitals 13.
The third period saw the Wolverines score the first goal of the game. With the Oil Capitals taking a penalty at the 4:50 mark it only took 5 seconds for the Wolverines to strike off the draw . A face off win by Alex Keena back to defencemen Montana Tanner who's point shot was deflected by Aaron Dupasquier between the Oil Capitals tenders legs. Dupasquier would score again 2 1/2 minutes later to give the Wolves a 2-0 lead when his shot from the slot found the twine. Assisting on the goal were Keena and Landyn Cochrane. The two goal lead was short lived when the Oil Capitals replied just 20 seconds later. The Capitals would tie the game with a minute and a half, left in the game, after the Wolverines had just killed a penalty.
The OT started with Matt Miller for the Wolverines in the penalty box and than right off the face off Gejdos takes a minor penalty giving the Oil Capitals a two man advantage. The Wolverines did an excellent job on the penalty kill not allowing a shot during a 1 1/2 two man advantage. With Miller back on the ice, and Gejdos stepping back on, Miller makes a rink wide pass to Alex Keena and Gejdos joining the play making it a 2 on 1. Keena passes to Gejdos who fires on net for the game winning goal.
Shots in the third and OT where Wolves 6 Oil Capitals 12. This puts the Wolverines record at 1-1-0 early in the season.
The Wolverines will be on the road this weekend when they head to Winnipeg to meet the Blues on Friday and than to Winkler on Saturday.
Next home action will be Tuesday Sept. 30 vs Winnipeg Blues.
Wolverines Drop Home Opener
In front of 600 plus for the teams home opener the Wolverines came up short vs the Dauphin Kings in a 4-0 loss.
The Wolverines season started off with them playing a very energetic game with ample chances but where unable to hit the net or capitalize on their chances. At times they where able to play extended time of the game in Dauphins' end but unable to finish. The effort was there and a few bounces would have made the game look a little different. Dauphin was 1-1 on the PP the Wolverines 0-3. Shots ended up Wolverines 23 Dauphin 28
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..