WINNIPEG. MB | The Waywayseecappo Wolverines surrendered four unanswered goals on the way to a 4-3 overtime loss at the hands of the Steinbach Pistons on Tuesday afternoon at the Showcase in Winnipeg.
The Wolverines came out of the gate in the first period doing what they do best, using their speed.
Tyler Leibl opened the scoring 6:49 into the first to finish off a beautiful passing play with his one-timer goal. Rayman Bassi picked up the lone assist on the marker.
The Wolverines would continue to put pressure on the Pistons and it would pay off with five minutes to play in the period. After both Tanner Mole and Dylan Cassie were called for boarding, the Wolverines 5-on-3 powerplay unit would go to work.
Alex Lucken’s point shot would deflect off a Pistons stick in front and slide into the back of the net to give the Wolverines a 2-0 lead at 14:28.
Exactly five minutes later, Jaymes Knee would score his fourth of the season on a bullet upstairs past the glove of Pistons Goalie, Matt Lenz.
In the second period, the Pistons poured on the pressure after gaining momentum with a full 2:00 5-on-3 man-advantage. Rylan Bettens struck on the powerplay just five minutes into the period.
Just past the midway mark of the second, Curtis Ireland’s point shot would find it’s way past Thomson Phinney to cut the Pistons lead to one heading into the third period.
Picking up right where they left off, Steinbach would strike early in the third to tie the game at 3-3 off the stick of Jack Kilroy.
The remainder of the third period would solve nothing and the two clubs would head to 3-on-3 overtime.
In overtime, Alex Lucken was called for a tripping penalty with three minutes remaining that would lead to Codey Behun netting the overtime winner.
Despite falling 4-3, the Wolverines still managed to pick up a point in the loss that gives the club a 5-1-1-0 record.
Next up for the Wolverines is a date with the Winkler Flyers on Friday night at 7:30 in Waywayseecappo.