Kieran Thiessen scored his first MJHL goal while Thomson Phinney stopped 26 of 28 shots to help lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 3-2 victory over the Virden Oil Capitals.
Virden opened the scoring on the powerplay with Tanner Andrew beating Thomson Phinney to give the Oil Capitals a 1-0 lead only 6:43 into the first.
It didn’t take long for the Wolverines to respond when the Wolverines got a powerplay of their own. On the man-advantage, Jack Kennedy beat Riley Wallace from the slot to knot the game up at 1-1. Conrad Phillips and Jaymes Knee connected for the assists.
Just prior to the end of the first, Kieran Thiessen and Nick Doyle would enter the zone on a 2-on-2. Doyle made a nice pass over to Thiessen on the doorstep where he made a nice move to slide it under Wallace for hist first MJHL goal to give the Wolverines a 2-1 lead leading into the second period.
The Wolverines came out with speed in the second and it certainly paid off. 1:10 into the frame, Rayman Bassi scored his fifth of the season on an unassisted marker to give the Wolverines a 3-1 lead.
Jack Kennedy and Nolan Dawson would drop the mitts and go toe-to-toe after a hit in the Wolverines’ end. The two combatants would square off to a draw.
In the third period, the Oil Capitals wouldn’t go away. After an early powerplay chance for Virden was unsuccessful, they carried some momentum on.
Brett Paddock would tip in a point shot to bring the Oil Capitals within one goal.
Virden would continue to press in the third period and pull their goaltender for the extra attacker, but the Wolverines would hold on to the 3-2 victory.
Now 12-7-2-1 on the season, the Wolverines will have no time to rest as they take on the OCN Blizzard on Wednesday night in Waywayseecappo at 7:30.