The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will open up a back-to-back series on home ice Thursday night against the visiting Selkirk Steelers.
It was a disappointing result for the Wolverines on Tuesday night as the club dropped a 6-4 loss to the Portage Terriers in what was a shaky first and second period for the team.
The Wolverines got back to playing their game in the third period, but by that time it was too little too late as the Terriers and Goaltender, Noah Giesbrecht would shut the door.
A bounce-back effort will be much needed on Thursday night against a Steelers team that has gone to extra time in three straight.
Head to Head
In three of their six games scheduled on the season series, the Wolverines have gone 2-1-0-0 so far against the Steelers with the lone loss coming back on October 19 in Selkirk. Only one week later, the Wolverines got their revenge during a 5-2 victory on home ice.
It’s been quite some time since the Wolverines and Steelers met back on November 16 in Selkirk when the Wolverines edged out their opponent in a 5-4 victory.
With both teams having changed their rosters since their last meeting, it will be interesting to see how these two clubs square off against each other.
The Steelers come into Thursday night having gone 3-6-0-1 in their last ten games including their last three contests which have all needed extra time.
Despite unloading Brett Namaka, Carter Barley, Colby Jaquet, and starting goaltender Levi Mitchell prior to the trade deadline, the Steelers have certainly not given up.
Most recently, the Steelers took down Portage 3-2 in overtime and took Steinbach to a shootout where they fell to the Pistons.
With some new faces in the Steelers lineup, it could bring an unexpected game plan to Tuesday night’s game for the Wolverines.
News and Notes
The Wolverines sit ten points up on the Steelers with Selkirk holding three games in hand. Currently, in 5th place in the standings, the Wolverines hold a one-point lead on the Oil Capitals while Virden holds two games in hand.
After the Wolverines play the Steelers on Thursday and Friday night, the Wolverines will have seven full days off frame game action with the MJHL | SJHL Showcase taking place in Regina on the 21 & 22.
Wolverines second-year Forward, Conrad Phillips played in his 100th MJHL Regular Season game on Tuesday night and has notched 29 goals and 29 assists during that time.
Where to Watch
Watch tonight’s game between the Wolverines and Steelers live on HockeyTV.com or follow the Wolverines on Twitter @mjhlWolverines for live game updates.