For the third straight game, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines would require a shootout to decide the winner, which would see the Winkler Flyers come out on top this time, with a 3-2 victory.
The Wolverines opened the scoring for the second straight game when Jaymes Knee jumped on a loose puck in front and beat Flyers goaltender Riley Morgan over his glove to put Waywayseecappo up 1-0 at the 16:50 mark of the first. Preston Seymor picked up an assist on the play with his hustle in the corner, while Riley Vautour chipped in the second assist on the scoring play.
Despite taking a pair of penalties, the Wolverines penalty kill unit lived up to their league 3rd best penalty kill percentage and came away unscathed after the first period, leading 1-0.
It sure didn’t take long for the Wolverines to keep the momentum going at the start of the second period. On a nice passing play, Xavier Halterman hit a streaking Morgan Poirier who snapped one past Riley Morgan, giving the Wolverines a 2-0 lead.
Just over three minutes after the Wolverines increased their lead, Winkler got on the board with an unassisted powerplay goal off of a turnover in front of the net.
After trading a few chances, the Flyers would strike late in the period to knot the game at 2-2 heading into the break.
The third period would be full of excitement at both ends of the ice. Winkler would get a late powerplay chance but the Wolverines would come up strong on the kill once again. The third period would solve nothing as the Wolverines and Flyers would head to extra time.
Just as the two clubs did in the third period, they went back and forth getting their opportunities in overtime, but time would run out and the two teams would head to the shootout.
Jack Kennedy, Brandon Lawson and Trygve Many Guns were unable to solve Morgan in the shootout, while Eric Fawkes got one by LaBelle to give the Flyers a 3-2 shootout win.
Winkler led the special teams battle going 1 for 5 on the powerplay, while the Wolverines went 0 for 4. After the final 65 minutes, the Flyers led the shot clock 32-25.
With the loss, the Wolverines record drops to 10-7-1-2. The two teams won’t have to wait long for the rematch as Waywayseecappo travels to Winkler on Friday night, to kick off a back to back against the Flyers and Blues.