Complete Effort Leads Wolverines Past Steelers

Conrad Phillips scored twice while Colin Ahern stopped 20 of 22 shots to help lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to their second straight win in a 4-2 triumph of the Selkirk Steelers on Sunday night in Winnipeg.

Just after the midway mark of the first, the Wolverines would strike first.

On the powerplay, Brody Moffatt would beat Rory Dumelie to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead on his 10th of the season. Both Jack Kennedy and Anthony Bilka connected for the assists.

In the second period, it didn’t take long for the Wolverines to add to their lead. Conrad Phillips and Rayman Bassi connected to put the Wolverines in front 2-0 with Phillips notching his 18th of the season.

Just forty seconds later, Tanner Pochipinski cut the Wolverines lead in half with his powerplay marker at 4:24 of the period.

With 7:03 to play in the second, Cody Thompson’s shot would beat Dumelie to regain the Wolverines’ two-goal lead. Both Alex Lucken and Jaymes Knee picked up assists on the powerplay marker.

1:49 after Thompson gave the Wolverines a 3-1 lead, Ryan Ostermann pulled the Steelers back to life when he made it a 3-2 game late in the period.

Both teams were in a fair amount of penalty trouble throughout the game but it was the Steelers who would come out on the wrong end of penalty trouble.

During a 5-on-3 man advantage in the third, Conrad Phillips would blast home his 19th of the season and second of the night to give the Wolverines a 4-2 lead.

Cody Thompson and Alex Lucken would both grab their second points of the night with the assists.

Late in the third, Selkirk would pull Dumelie for the extra attacker but that would be all as the Wolverines would hang on to defeat the Steelers 4-2.  The win over Selkirk gives Waywayseecappo the season series victory going 3-2-1-0 through six games.

Now 24-17-4-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have a day off from game action before returning to the ice on Tuesday night in OCN against the Blizzard.