Steelers Down Wolverines 6-3 After Comeback Effort Falls Short

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines suffered their second straight loss on Sunday night, dropping a 6-3 contest to the Selkirk Steelers.

The Wolverines got off to a rough start in the first period, getting down 1-0 on a broken play in front of the net just 36 seconds in.

Caleb Paisley tied the game at 1-1 on a beautiful tic-tac-toe effort from Greg Lee and Jake Bestul who got the puck to Paisley where he made no mistake going top corner. Over the next 11 minutes, Selkirk would explode and score four straight to take a 5-1 lead into the second period.

Ryan Brandt would cut into the Steelers lead and score his first goal of the season on an unassisted play to make it 5-2. The Wolverines cut the Selkirk lead to two when Trygve Many Guns scored his third goal as a Wolverine with Conrad Phillips and Morgan Poirier grabbing the assists.

The Wolverines would apply pressure in the third period and pull their goaltender, only to see Selkirk score on the empty net and take a 6-3 victory.

Isaac LaBelle stopped 13 of 15 shots in relief duties, while Nathan Reay had a rough start to his Wolverines career, stopping 2 of 5 shots.

The Wolverines get back to work on Wednesday night when they host the Winnipeg Blues in Waywayseecappo at 7:30 pm before heading out on a road trip with stops in Winkler, Selkirk, and Winnipeg.