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Special Teams Make the Difference in 4-1 Loss to Pistons

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines just couldn’t connect on their powerplay opportunities on Saturday night and fell 4-1 to the Steinbach Pistons.

It was the Pistons who held control for the first ten minutes of period one as they out-shot the Wolverines 10-0.

The tables would turn and the Wolverines would get their chances over the next ten minutes which would include a two-minute 5-on-3 powerplay.

Despite getting two more powerplay opportunities, the Wolverines and Pistons would wrap up the first twenty minutes scoreless with Waywayseecappo battling back on the shot clock, 14-12 in favor of the Pistons.

Nicholas Labossiere and Tanner Mole converted on a pair of Piston’s powerplays in the second period just two minutes apart. The Wolverines couldn’t get things going in the second and would head into the final twenty minutes down 2-0.

Waywayseecappo would strike on a 5-on-3 man advantage just midway through the third when Bryce Krauter smacked home a rebound to cut the Wolverines deficit to 2-1.

Exactly three minutes later, Beauchemin would score to pull the Pistons ahead 3-1 with 7:17 remaining in the third. Labossiere would add an empty-netter with the Wolverines pulling LaBelle for the extra attacker and the Pistons would skate away with a 4-1 win.

Now 16-22-2-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have a shot at redemption with the Pistons in town on Sunday at 6:00.