Late Second Period Goals Lift Flyers Over Wolverines

Two goals, 51 seconds apart in the second period were enough to give the Winkler Flyers a 5-2 victory over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines on Friday night.

The Winkler Flyers got off to a quick start on Friday night when Sulivan Shortreed’s quick shot fooled Thomson Phinney up high and gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead forty seconds into the opening frame.

Within two minutes, the Wolverines powerplay would strike. On a nice passing play, Jack Kennedy would tap home the tying goal with assists going to Tyler Leibl and Nick Doyle.

The two clubs would exchange a couple more chances and head into the second period locked at 1-1.

It wasn’t until late in the second period that the tie would be broken. On the powerplay, Winkler would capitalize on a point shot from Justin Svenson.

No more than 50 seconds later, Griffin Leonard would beat Phinney to give the Flyers a 3-1 lead just before the second intermission. After forty minutes, Winkler would lead the shot clock, 21-19.

Just like the first period, both teams would exchange early goals in the third. 1:22 into the final twenty minutes, Anthony Bilka would skate down the wing and rip one over the shoulder of Dorrin Luding to bring the Wolverines within one.

Jayden McCarthy would restore the Flyers’ two-goal lead no more than a minute later when he put away the rebound to give the Flyers a 4-2 lead.

The Wolverines would apply some late pressure and pull Phinney for the extra attacker, but the Flyers would add an empty netter and would hold down the fort to skate away with a 5-2 road win.

With the loss, Waywayseecappo falls to 5-2-1-0 on the season and will have no time to rest as they welcome the Steinbach Pistons to the Waywayseecappo Arena Complex on Saturday night at 7:30.