Anthony Bilka scored the game-winner at 11:44 of the third period on the powerplay to help lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 3-2 come from behind victory over the Winkler Flyers on Friday night.
In the first period, it was the Flyers who came out with a jump in their step.
Eric Fawkes slid his seventh of the season through the five-hole of Colin Ahern to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead just 6:38 into the period.
Following the midway mark of the period, the Wolverines would be forced to kill a Flyers powerplay and would get a pair of key blocks on their way to returning to 5-on-5.
The Wolverines would do their best to put some pressure on the Flyers in the final minutes, but couldn’t quite get any moment and would go into the first intermission trailing the Flyers 1-0.
In the second period, the Wolverines found their stride. Dominating the play for most of the period, Jaymes Knee would tie the game at 1-1 with his 16th of the season on a tip from a Rayman Bassi shot.
The Wolverines would add some more pressure on a late powerplay opportunity, but couldn’t capitalize.
With 24 seconds to play in the period, Alex Cattani would beat Colin Ahern to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead heading into the final twenty minutes of play.
Despite Winkler taking the late lead in the second, the Wolverines continued to use their momentum and press in the third.
Kieran Thiessen found the back of the net five minutes into the third, tying the game at 2-2 with his 3rd of the season.
Alex Rivet and Jacob Charko connected on a beautiful passing play to grab the assists.
Midway through the third on Wolverines man-advantage, Waywayseecappo would take their first lead of the night.
Anthony Bilka deflected his 17th of the season off a Nick Doyle point shot to give the Wolverines a 3-2 lead.
Winkler would pull their goaltender for the extra attacker but would end up taking a penalty and the Wolverines would head to a late powerplay.
That would be all from Winkler on Friday night as the Wolverines would hold on to beat the Flyers, 3-2.
Now 29-20-5-2 on the season, the Wolverines will rest up and return to the Winkler Centennial Arena on Saturday night for the second half of their back-to-back.