Baptiste’s six-point game helps Wolverines over Steelers.

It wasn’t a normal Waywayseecappo Wolverines game that we have been used to this year, but the Wolverines still pulled it off with a 8-6 win over the Selkirk Steelers.

Carson Baptiste scored four goals, three of them shorthanded, and six points in the game to lead the way for the Wolverines.

The game was chaotic from start to finish with the teams putting up at least four goals combined in each period.

The Wolverines started the scoring with Andrew Boucher getting a 2-on-1 pass from Boone Mathison.

The Steelers tied the game minutes later when Brandon Ambrozik scored right after a Wolverines penalty expired.

Boucher added his second of the game a few minutes later tipping it past Hunter Tarves to make it 2-1.

But the Steelers answered again when Carter Cormier put it past Lochlan Gordon to tie it up heading into the intermission.

Caden Carlson scored early on in the second period, tipping in a shot by Aiden Moser.

The Wolverines gave themselves a two goal lead when Carson Baptiste scored shorthanded, after Colby Wotton take the puck away and put a pass out front to Baptiste.

Selkirk got within one again when Aiden Anderson scored. And then the Steelers tied it up again when Lucas Brennan got his 21st of the season after batting one in on a 5-on-3.

But the Wolverines scored two goals in 14 seconds, when Carson Baptiste got a powerplay goal. Seconds later Boone Mathison wired one past Tarves to make it 6-4 heading into the second intermission.

Carson Baptiste added another shorthanded goal to get a hat trick early on in the third to make it 7-4.

But the Steelers came back with two more goals when Owen Johnston and Tyson Smith scored 1:09 apart to make it 7-6.

But Carson Baptiste added his fourth of the game, and third shorthanded goal of the game to make it 8-6, and finish the game off with that score.

Selkirk had 11 powerplays in the game, only scoring on one of them, which was a 5-on-3 opportunity. The Wolverines scored on one of their two chances on the night.

With the win, the Wolverines moved up to second in the West Division with 35 points with three games in hand on the OCN Blizzard (3rd) and one game in hand on Swan Valley (1st).

The Wolverines next game is on Saturday, this time in Selkirk playing the Steelers once again.