Colin Ahern was outstanding in stopping 36 of 38 shots while four different Wolverines found the back of the net on the way to a 4-2 victory over the Swan Valley Stampeders on Wednesday night.
It was a back and forth first period between the Wolverines and Stamps’ which saw both clubs get their chances on the man-advantage.
Despite a number of opportunities, both teams skated into the first intermission locked at 0-0 with the Wolverines killing off all three Stampeders powerplays and the Wolverines going 0-for-2 on their chances with the man-advantage.
Gerrik Ripley opened the scoring just 1:38 into the second period with his 10th of the season when the puck took a funny bounce off Ripley’s back and into the net.
Jack Kennedy picked up the lone assist on the 1-0 goal.
No more than twelve minutes later, Conrad Phillips smacked home his 24th of the season on the powerplay to put the Wolverines up 2-0.
Rayman Bassi and Alex Lucken connected for the assists on the powerplay goal.
With 1:40 to play in the period, Leyson Coleman scored his 11th of the season by standing in the right place at the right time with the puck banking off his skate and in.
Despite trailing the Stamps’ 28-18 on the shot clock heading into the third, the Wolverines would hold their 2-1 lead.
Early in the third period, the Wolverines would step on the gas,
Taking a feed from Kieran Thiessen, Jacob Charko would wheel into the Stamps’ zone and rip one over the shoulder of Parker Rey to give the Wolverines a 3-1 lead.
Just minutes later, the Wolverines would strike again. Brody Moffatt would pot home a rebound in front for his 12th of the season to put the Wolverines up 4-1.
With 5:55 to play, Swan Valley would strike on the powerplay. Nathan Carl would tip home a point shot to cut the Stamps’ deficit to two.
Swan Valley would pull their goalie for the extra attacker, but that would be it as the Waywayseecappo Wolverines would skate to an important 4-2 win over the Stampeders.
Now 28-20-5-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have one day off between games before they travel south to Winkler for back to back games against the Flyers on Friday and Saturday night.