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..