Second Period Outburst Lifts Wolverines Over Blues

Liam Tereposky stopped 20 of 23 shots to record his first MJHL victory while the Wolverines got goals from six different skaters during a 6-3 win over the Winnipeg Blues on Monday afternoon at the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg.

It was a fast start for the Wolverines on Monday afternoon. After a few good chances, Waywayseecappo would capitalize when Matt Swanson put home a rebound at the side of the net to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead.

Tyler Leibl and Lonan Bulger notched the assists on what was a nice passing play.

After the two clubs felt each other out in the first, the Wolverines would take over in the second period and score three times in six minutes.

Noah Westgate got the scoring party started when he picked the corner from the goal line over the shoulder of Blues Goaltender, Cooper Hatfield. Gerrik Ripley and Jaymes Knee both picked up their fourth assists of the season on the scoring play.

Moments later, Tyler Leibl increased the Wolverines lead to 3-0 when his shot beat Hatfield through the five-hole on an unassisted marker.

Gerrik Ripley capped off the second-period scoring parade when he tipped a Jack Kennedy point shot that found the twine to put Waywayseecappo up 4-0 over Winnipeg.

Winnipeg would get a late second-period goal on the powerplay to cut their deficit to three heading into the second intermission.

The Blues came out in the third period with speed and capitalized early on a Wolverines mistake in front. Rhys Raeside tapped in a rebound at the side of the net to bring the Blues within two.

Winnipeg would add another late goal with two and a half minutes remaining but the Wolverines would hang on and add two empty netters from Conrad Phillips and Dylan Soosay to give the Wolverines a 6-3 victory over the Blues.

Now 5-1-0-0 on the year, the Wolverines will wrap up their showcase schedule on Tuesday afternoon against the Steinbach Pistons at noon.