Playoff Race Continues on Tuesday Night in Winkler

Winners in six of their last seven games, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines will look to make it four straight on Tuesday night when the club travels to Winkler to take on the Flyers.

A full sixty-minute team effort was the difference during Sunday nights 3-2 triumph of the Winkler Flyers. Waywayseecappo saw contributions from up and down the lineup, including goals from Greg Lee, Gerrick Ripley, and Conrad Phillips.

The Run Down

If there has ever been a right time to start stringing together wins, the Wolverines have certainly figured out that there is no time better than now.

Their current record of 22-24-2-2 is good enough for an eighth-place tie with Tuesday nights opponent in Winkler and despite sitting tied with 48 points apiece, the Wolverines hold two games in hand on the Flyers.

There’s no question that the outstanding play of Isaac LaBelle has been key to the teams’ success, but that success doesn’t come without solid output from his teammates. Most notably the play of Brandon Lawson, Conrad Phillips, and Nick Doyle.

Lawson has been buzzing around the ice as of late, notching three goals and three assists in his last seven games while playing on a line with Conrad Phillips and Gerrick Ripley.

Phillips has found his scoring touch playing with his linemates from Alberta, scoring four goals and adding one assist during his last seven games.

Offensively, Doyle has been on fire since the start of the new year putting together one goal and eleven assists in 13 games.

Keys to the Game

If the Wolverines can execute a similar game plan as they did on Sunday night, its evident that the team will have some more success.

Waywayseecappo will need to utilize their speed from the opening puck drop on Tuesday night as they have gotten off to some slow starts on the road in the first period.

News and Notes

Tuesday’s matchup is the final one of the season between the Wolverines and Flyers as Waywayseecappo looks to take five of six regular-season games with a win on Tuesday night.

When leading after the first period, Waywayseecappo is 12-2-1-1 and 16-3-1-0 when leading after two. Getting off to a great start is instrumental in the Wolverines game plan.

There is a chance that Wolverines defenceman Jackson Tonnies will make his way back into the lineup after missing the last handful of games with a lower-body injury.

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