Newly acquired forward Trygve Many Guns scored the shootout winner and Isaac LaBelle stopped 28 of 30 shots in a 3-2 shootout victory over the Virden Oil Capitals on Thursday night.
It was a lackluster first period for both the Wolverines and Oil Capitals. Waywayseecappo managed to kill off three penalties with Isaac LaBelle standing tall, stopping all seven shots sent his way.
It would be the Virden Oil Capitals who would strike first in the game when Josh Belcher scored a shorthanded goal to put the Oil Caps up 1-0.
The Wolverines would head to the power play just under two minutes later when Brady Pupp snapped a shot over Oil Caps goaltender Riley Wallace to tie the game at 1-1. Riley Vautour and Nick Doyle picked up the assists on the marker. At the end of the second period, Virden let the shot clock 16-8.
Newly acquired power forward Trygve Many Guns made a patient play and walked around the net when he fired his first as a Wolverine past Wallace to give the club a 2-1 lead with Vautour picking up his second assist of the game.
The Wolverines would run into some more penalty trouble and give one up on the kill, which would tie the game at 2-2. Both clubs would trade chances until the final buzzer but neither would crack as they would head off to overtime. Waywayseecappo would start off the overtime period with a power play but were unable to connect and the game would head to a shootout.
It came down to the third and final shooter for the Wolverines after Isaac LaBelle slammed the door shut on all three Oil Capitals. Trygve Many Guns made a slick backhand move and went five-hole on Oil Capitals netminder Riley Wallace to give the Wolverines their fifth straight victory to start the season.
The Wolverines get back to it on Saturday night in Waywayseecappo when they host the same Oil Capitals at 7:00.