The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will have a quick turnaround after playing in Steinbach on Friday night as the club returns to home ice to host the visiting Winnipeg Blues.
On Friday night in Steinbach, the Wolverines trailed the Pistons three separate times and managed to find a way to tie the game up each time with goals from Nick Doyle, Rayman Bassi, and Conrad Phillips.
The Wolverines got a powerplay in overtime but couldn’t capitalize and would fall 4-3 to the Pistons in a six-man shootout.
Liam Tereposky was solid in net for the Wolverines stopping 30 of 33 shots in the loss.
While the Wolverines played last night, the Blues were the only team not to play on a busy Friday night in the MJHL.
Head to Head
It has certainly been an interesting season series between these two clubs with each team picking up a win in their first two meetings.
At the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg, the Wolverines skated to a 6-3 win which saw goals from six different skaters. Earlier this month, it was the Blues who would be victorious in a 3-2 win on home ice during a game that the Wolverines didn’t seem too interested in playing.
Neither game between these two teams has been an instant classic by any means, but the Blues work hard and can’t be taken lightly.
The Blues enter Waywayseecappo on Saturday night with three full days of rest between games and should be fresh when they make their first trip to the Arena Complex.
It has been a solid end of the month for the Blues as the young squad from Winnipeg has gone 6-1-0-0 over their last seven which included a 3-2 win over the Portage Terriers.
More recently, the Blues are fresh off of a 4-1 win over the Selkirk Steelers earlier in the week and sit seven points back of the final playoff spot with two games in hand on the seventh-place Steelers.
Offensively, the Blues are led up front by an 18-year-old in Mikol Sartor who has 32 points in 25 games and a 17-year-old Braden Fischer who has notched 26 points in 26 games.
News and Notes
The point in Friday night’s shootout loss brings the Wolverines into a fourth-place tie with the Swan Valley Stampeders after the Stamps’ lost to Neepawa on Friday.
Saturday nights game will also mark the halfway point of the season for the Wolverines as it will be the team’s 30th game of the regular season.
It is also Hockey Fights Cancer night in Waywayseecappo as the Wolverines will wear special jerseys in the warm-up that will be sold with all the proceeds going to Cancer Care.
Where to Watch
Watch tonight’s game between the Wolverines and Blues live on HockeyTV.com or follow the Wolverines on Twitter @mjhlWolverines for live game updates.