The Waywayseecappo Wolverines overcame two, two-goal deficits and went on to score four, third-period goals on their way to a 6-5 win over the Virden Oil Capitals.
The Wolverines came out with a ton of speed in the first period and held the momentum for the first few minutes. Despite that, Jack Einarson would score to give the Oil Capitals a 1-0 lead just 8:09 into the opening frame.
Each team would get their chance on the powerplay without any sustained success and the Wolverines would head into the first intermission trailing by one.
Hunter Andrew would give the Oil Capitals a 2-0 lead early in the second period when he beat Ethan Lahmon at 2:39.
The Wolverines would find an answer just a few minutes later when Jack Kennedy’s blast from the point beat Kozma to bring the Wolverines within one. Brody Moffatt picked up the lone assist on the scoring play.
Two minutes later, Matt Swanson picked up the puck and fired it home to tie the game at 2-2 on an unassisted play.
Tanner Andrew would capitalize on the powerplay for the Oil Capitals and regain their lead when he beat Lahmon on a 2-on-1. Just minutes later, Andrew would get his second of the night to restore Virden’s two-goal lead and head into the second intermission leading 4-2.
The Wolverines looked like they were shot out of a cannon to start the third period as they would go on to score three goals in five minutes.
Matt Kasowski would find the back of the net on an early powerplay to bring the Wolverines back to within one. Jaymes Knee picked up his 20th assist of the year while Jack Kennedy grabbed his 10th.
56 seconds later, Matt Swanson would go on to score his second of the night to tie the game up at 4-4 with Reagan Rabbit drawing the lone assist.
The Wolverines would take their first lead of the night just before the midway mark of the third when Noah Westgate beat Kozma to put the Wolverines ahead, 5-4. Tyler Leibl picked up the helper on the scoring play.
Virden wouldn’t go down lightly as Brett Paddock would score to tie the game up at 5-5.
With 1:53 left in the game, Matt Kasowski would break the tie and give the Wolverines a 6-5 lead with Anthony Bilka picking up the lone assist.
Virden would pull Kozma for the extra attacker but it wouldn’t be enough as the Wolverines would come back to take a 6-5 win over the Oil Capitals.
Now 19-12-2-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have a day off from game action before they return to home ice to host the Portage Terriers on Saturday night.