The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will put their four-game win streak on the line Tuesday night when the visiting Winnipeg Blues pay a visit to Waywayseecappo.
Since falling to the Neepawa Natives 3-1 back on December 7, the Wolverines have rattled off four straight wins including three come from behind victories over Virden, Portage, and Winkler.
The Wolverines have outscored their opponents 22-14 in those four games and have been a killer on the powerplay going 7 for 20 over their last four.
This four-game stretch has been the Wolverine’s most complete hockey they have played throughout the season so far as they will try and continue that trend on Tuesday night against the Blues.
Head to Head
After picking up a 6-3 win over the Blues at the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg, the Wolverines have had their struggles against the young Blues team.
Losing their last two by scores of 3-2 and 6-4, the Wolverines just haven’t been able to put together a full sixty-minute effort against the Blues.
Back on November 30 during the 6-4 loss, the Wolverines came back to tie the game on three separate occasions. Winnipeg scored a late go-ahead goal with 5:48 remaining before adding an empty netter to seal the win.
Tonight’s matchup will be the third and final visit from the Blues this season.
After winning four straight games to end November and start December, the Blues come into Tuesday night with five straight losses under their belts. Outside of a 7-3 loss to Swan Valley, their next four losses were by two goals or less.
The Blues sit four points back of the Selkirk Steelers with two games in hand on them for the eighth and final playoff spot in the MJHL.
Winnipeg has lost a pair of their key forwards to the WHL in Rhys Raeside and Logan Danis getting called up to the ICE.
One of the bright spots on the Blues all season has been the play of rookie goaltender Cooper Hatfield who gives his team a chance to win every night. He has certainly played a factor in Winnipegs success against the Wolverines this season.
News and Notes
Despite Portage and Swan Valley holding games in hand on the Wolverines, Waywayseecappo sits two points out of second place in the MJHL ahead of Tuesday night. The Wolverines are also four points ahead of fifth-place Winkler with the Flyers holding five games in hand.
The Blues have taken 503 fewer penalty minutes than the Wolverines this season and boast a league second-best 82.9% on the penalty kill.
The Wolverines have been humming in all aspects of their game, including six fights in their last four games which have seemed to ignite the club.
Tuesday nights game will be the Wolverines final home game of 2019 before the club closes out their schedule for the year in Dauphin on Saturday night against the Kings.
The Wolverines’ next home game following the holiday break will land on Sunday, January 5 when the Dauphin Kings pay a visit to Waywayseecappo.
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.