The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will look for their third straight win on Saturday night when they wrap up their two-game road trip in Swan River with a date against the Stampeders.
From start to finish on Friday night in The Pas, the Wolverines were the better team and it certainly showed after sixty minutes.
After scoring a pair of goals 45 seconds apart in the first, the club would go on to score twice more in the third period to wrap up a 4-2 win and stay perfect on the road this season against OCN.
The Wolverines come into Saturday night having gone 5-4-1-0 in their last ten and will look for their third straight win.
Head to Head
It’s no secret that the Stampeders have had their way with the Wolverines through four games in the season series.
Going just 1-3-0-0, the Wolverines have been outscored 17-7 in those four contests but have outshot Swan Valley in three out of four games.
If the Wolverines can do their best to not take ill-advised penalties and get involved in extracurriculars after the whistle, they should be able to give themselves a good chance at success.
Using their speed and going hard to the net to create chaos in front of Foucher will be a big part of the recipe for a win on Saturday night.
Just like the Wolverines, Swan Valley comes into Saturday night having gone 5-4-1-0 in their last ten.
Earlier in the week, the Stamps’ dropped a 4-0 decision to the same OCN Blizzard club the Wolverines saw on Friday night.
When leading after two periods, Swan Valley is an impressive 25-0-3-0 which shows their ability to hold onto leads and close out games when it matters.
A large part of their success is the work of goaltender, Mikael Foucher who is third in wins (21), second in goals-against average (2.75) and second in save percentage (.918).
Their big physical players do well at grinding opponents down throughout the game and
News and Notes
Wolverines Goaltender, Colin Ahern will get his first look against the Stampeders as he was acquired shortly after the Wolverines 8-3 loss to the Stamps’ back on January 7.
Jaymes Knee scored his 50th point of the season on Friday night, to lead the team with 15 goals and 35 assists in 49 games played.
Both Virden and Dauphin are in action on Saturday night. The Oil Caps’ and Wolverines sit tied with 60 points while the Kings remain three points back, all having played 53 games.
Just six games will remain on the Wolverines schedule following Saturday night. The club will return to regular-season action on home ice this Wednesday night against the Stampeders.
Although it is unlikely, the Wolverines remain within striking distance of the Stampeders. Nine points back of the Stamp’s, the Wolverines next two meetings against them will be paramount if they want to give themselves a chance to catch them in fourth.
Where to Watch
Watch tonight’s game between the Wolverines and Stampeders live on HockeyTV.com or follow the Wolverines on Twitter @mjhlWolverines for live game updates.