The Waywayseecappo Wolverines just couldn’t solve Blues goaltender Jeremy Link on Saturday night and would end up falling 3-0 to the Winnipeg Blues.
Looking a bit sluggish in the first period, the Wolverines would surrender the first goal of the game to Winnipeg. Braeden Binda smacked home a rebound on the doorstep past Isaac LaBelle to give the Blues a 1-0 lead just 2:53 into the opening frame.
Gregg Lee ripped a shot from the right hash mark that would ring the crossbar, but the puck would sore down and away out of the net and the Wolverines couldn’t find an answer.
No more than five minutes later, Codey Behun’s one-timer would find a hole in the gear of LaBelle and squeak past his pads to increase the Blues lead to 2-0 after twenty minutes of play.
Heading into the second period, the Wolverines would have to kill off a pair of important penalties. One of them included a four-minute 5-on-4 powerplay after Dylan Soosay was called for high-sticking.
The Wolverines would get their own chances on the powerplay in the late going but just couldn’t connect and would head into the third period down a pair of goals.
After Brandon Lawson was called for a slash no more than five minutes into the third, Winnipeg would capitalize of their chance. Jayson Szun slid one home past LaBelle to give the Blues a 3-0 lead.
The third period would get quite rough in the late half and the Wolverines got away from playing their game on the way to a 3-0 loss in Winnipeg
Now 19-24-2-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have a few days off before hosting the OCN Blizzard on back to back nights this coming Thursday and Friday
Despite losing, the Wolverines still remain just two points out of the playoffs after Winkler lost to Steinbach on Friday night.