Team Effort Leads Wolverines Over Pistons

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines played their style of hockey on Saturday night and got a full team effort on the way to a 4-2 win over the Steinbach Pistons.

Zach Purcell got the scoring start on Saturday night as his shot beat Thomson Phinney just 5:26 into the first to give the Pistons an early 1-0 lead.

One minute later, the Wolverines would make the most of a powerplay opportunity.

Tyler Leibl picked up a pass from Conrad Phillips and made a nice move in tight to lift it up and over the shoulder of Piston’s goaltender, Matt Lenz. Nick Doyle’s breakout pass notched him an assist on the tying goal.

Following the media timeout, what seemed like an innocent shot from the point made its way into the net for Reagan Rabbit’s first career MJHL goal. Gerrik Ripley picked up his fifth assist of the year on the helper.

It was a quiet second period on the score sheet for both teams. Both the Pistons and Wolverines took minor penalties, but nothing would come of it.

Heading into the final twenty minutes, Waywayseecappo led the shot clock, 16-12.

After a scoreless second period, the Wolverines came out of the gate with a jump in their step during the third. At 8:19, Jaymes Knee grabbed the puck and used his patience to outwait Lenz as he snapped one past his shoulder to give the Wolverines a 3-1 lead.

Late in the third period on a penalty kill, Jaymes Knee feathered a perfect saucer pass to the tape of Noah Westgate who tapped it home past Lenz to give the Wolverines a 4-1 lead.

Steinbach would add a late one on the powerplay, but it wasn’t enough as the Waywayseecappo Wolverines would come away with a 4-2 win to improve their record to 6-2-1-.

Next up for the Wolverines is a date with the Virden Oil Capitals on Thursday night in Virden.