Gerrik Ripley, Matt Kasowski, and Nick Doyle scored while Liam Tereposky stopped 20 of 22 shots to help lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 3-2 victory over the Winkler Flyers on Tuesday night.
Special teams would play a key role in the first period between the Wolverines and Flyers.\
11:23 into the opening frame, Jayden McCarthy would squeak a shorthanded goal through the wickets of Liam Tereposky to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead.
Only 25 seconds after McCarthy gave the Flyers the lead, Gerrik Ripley would capitalize and beat Goaltender, Dylan Meilun to knot the game up at 1-1.
The Wolverines would go to the powerplay before the end of the period, and this time it would be Matt Kasowski cashing in with the man-advantage. Kasowski took a pass from Alex Lucken and slid it through the five-hole of Meilun to give the Wolverines a 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission.
After a quiet first ten minutes of the second period, Nick Doyle’s 8th of the season would give the Wolverines a 3-1 lead with Gerrik Ripley and Noah Westgate picking up their second points of the night with the assists.
The Wolverines would be forced to kill off a late too many men penalty and would head into the break leading the Winkler Flyers, 3-1.
The Winkler Flyers would pull Meilun for the extra attacker and get a late powerplay to make it 6-on-4 and would find the back of the net to make it 3-2 Wolverines, but that would be all as Waywayseecappo would pick up a 3-2 win over the Flyers.
Now 16-11-2-2 on the year, the Wolverines will have a couple of days off of game action before returning to home ice to host the Neepawa Natives on Friday night for the start of a home and home series.