Phillips Leads Wolverines Over Kings With First Career Hat Trick

Conrad Phillips scored his third goal of the game in the third period on a shorthanded break while Liam Tereposky stopped 25 of 27 shots to help lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 5-2 win over the Dauphin Kings.

It was the Wolverines who got off to a quick start in Dauphin as Jack Kennedy capped off a beautiful passing play on the powerplay by finding the back of the net on the doorstep to give the Wolverines an early 1-0 lead.

Cody Thompson and Anthony Bilka picked up the assists on the powerplay goal.

That lead sure wouldn’t last long as Austin Lamotte beat Liam Tereposky 50 seconds later to knot the game up at 1-1.

Just after the midway mark of the first, Noah Westgate would backhand in a rebound in front to regain the Wolverines lead with the unassisted 2-1 goal.

No more than a few minutes later, Conrad Phillips would score his first of the night to put the Wolverines up 3-1. Cody Thompson would pick up his second assist of the night while Rayman Bassi would chip in his first.

Early in the second period, Conrad Phillips would pick up a rebound at the side of the night and squeak it through the wickets of Matthias Smith to give the Wolverines a 4-1 lead. Reagan Rabbit would draw the lone assist.

That would be the end of the night for Kings goaltender Matthias Smith as he would get the yank in favor of Zach Grouette.

With four minutes to play in the second, Dauphin would cut their deficit to two when Grady Hobbs scored his 21st of the season on a slapshot from the slot.

Although it would be the Dauphin Kings starting the third period on the powerplay, it was the Wolverines who would strike.

Conrad Phillips picked up a pass from Matt Swanson and skated down the left wing before throwing the puck on net and beating Zach Grouette for the hat trick goal to put the Wolverines ahead 5-2.

Each team would exchange some unpleasantries in the third period which would include Rayman Bassi dropping the gloves with Jaxon Heeney. Bassi would ultimately get the better of Heeney with the takedown.

Liam Tereposky picked up his fourth win in his last five starts and continues to give the Wolverines a chance to win each night.

Now 18-12-2-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have one day off of game action before the club travels to Tundra Oil & Gas Place in Virden to take on the Oil Capitals.