The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will look for their third straight win on Tuesday night when they host the Selkirk Steelers for the first time on home ice this season.
After pulling off a 4-3 comeback win in overtime against the Portage Terriers, the Wolverines followed that up with a tight 2-1 victory over the always tough Swan Valley Stampeders.
In what wasn’t a nail biter until the last few minutes when Swan Valley would press with an empty net, the Wolverines managed to get the job done and close out the game in regulation despite a bit of a sloppy game.
Earlier this month, the Wolverines dropped a 4-3 decision to the Steelers. After going down early 2-0, the Wolverines would battle back to take a 3-2 lead. That lead wouldn’t last long as the Steelers would score a pair of quick ones to take the 4-3 lead and close it out for the victory.
As for the Steelers, they come into the action on Tuesday night with a 6-1-0-0 record in their last seven. The only blip during that span came from an uncharacteristic 11-2 loss handed down by the Dauphin Kings.
The Steelers quickly shook off the loss and are coming off of back to back wins over the OCN Blizzard on the road over the weekend.
Their ability to generate offense up and down the lineup seems to be the key to Selkirk’s early-season success with four players clipping at over a point-per-game pace. Selkirk is led by a pair of 20-year-old forwards in Carter Barley and Brett Namaka who have 18 and 16 points respectively.
It’s been the Levi Mitchell show in net for the Steelers as the 99-Born Goaltender has 12 starts under his belt early on.
News and Notes
The Wolverines failed to score a goal on the man-advantage for the first time in nine games against Swan Valley as they will look to get back to snapping it around on the powerplay on Tuesday night.
Leading into Tuesday night, just four points separate 1st – 7th in the MJHL as the standings can continue to change on a nightly basis with the parity displayed so far in this young season.
The Steelers sit just three points back of the Wolverines with two games in hand which should make for an exciting game and atmosphere in Waywayseecappo on Tuesday.
Wolverines Captain, Nick Doyle will try to extend his point streak to ten games against Selkirk. The 20-year-old from Winnipeg has four goals and nine assists over the last nine games to sit second among scoring in the league for defenceman.
Waywayseecappo will close out their homestand and month of October on Thursday night when they host the OCN Blizzard on Halloween night at 7:30.
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.