The Waywayseecappo Wolverines lost their first game of the 2019-20 season on Friday night in Swan River, dropping a 4-1 decision to the Stampeders.
Early in the first period, Frazer Dodd and Nathan Carl would each find the back of the net within 2:23 of each other to give Swan Valley an early lead. Waywayseecappo would push back and start to skate but would head into the break down 2-0.
Swan Valley would get into some penalty trouble in the second and the Wolverines would take advantage. Although they didn’t strike on the powerplay, the momentum gained from the man-advantage led to Tyler Leibl scoring his first as a Wolverine which cut the deficit to one.
Waywayseecappo would get a pair of chances on the powerplay, but couldn’t convert and would exit the second period down 2-1.
In the third period, the Stampeders did a great job of keeping the Wolverines out of the high danger scoring areas. Following the halfway mark of the period, Swan Valley would push back when Luke Beerman beat Tereposky to increase their lead to 3-1.
Tereposky would be pulled for the extra attacker but the Wolverines couldn’t get anything going and the Stamp’s would add an empty netter to give them a 4-1 victory.
In his first MJHL start, Liam Tereposky stopped 21 of 24 in the loss.
After splitting their two-game northern road swing in OCN and Swan Valley, the Wolverines (4-1-0-0) will have a couple of days off before heading to Winnipeg for a double dose of action at the MJHL Showcase. Monday against Winnipeg at 2:00 and Tuesday against Steinbach noon.