The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will look for their fourth straight win on Tuesday night when the Winnipeg Blues pay a visit to wrap up the regular season series in Waywayseecappo.
On the heels of a 1-0 shutout win over the Steinbach Pistons in which Nathan Reay stopped all 41 shots, the Wolverines find themselves just one point back of the Dauphin Kings in seventh place.
The Wolverines will try and put an end to a Blues hot streak that has Winnipeg within reach of a fifth-place finish in the MJHL.
The Run Down
While the Wolverines have strung together three straight wins, the Winnipeg Blues have put together eight in a row and will be hungry for nine when they arrive in Waywayseecappo on Tuesday night.
It’s been somewhat of a struggle for the Wolverines to solve Blues goaltender Jeremy Link this season. Waywayseecappo has gone just 1-4-0-0 against Winnipeg with their only win coming on home ice when the Blues started Jack Branby in net.
Of those five games, Link has blanked the Wolverines twice in identical 3-0 shutouts.
Keys to the Game
Since having trouble scoring on Jeremy Link, the Wolverines need to create some havoc in front of the Blues net on Tuesday night to try and score any type of goals they can.
In all five previous games this season, things have gotten heated between the two clubs. Last game against the Blues, the Wolverines spent the majority of the game in the box having to kill off eleven Blues powerplays.
Although the Blues scored just once on eleven chances, the Wolverines just can’t give them multiple opportunities on the powerplay if they want to grab a victory.
News and Notes
Nathan Reay will make his second straight start after shutting out the Pistons on Sunday.
The Wolverines record of 27-25-2-3 gives them 59 points which has them one point behind the Dauphin Kings in seventh who have a record of 27-24-3-3. Dauphin
Tuesday’s game against the Blues is a makeup date after the original game was postponed due to poor weather conditions.
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