Third Period Collapse Leads To 3-2 Loss in OCN

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines surrendered two, late third period goals to the OCN Blizzard on Sunday night and came home empty-handed after dropping a close 3-2 battle.

Much of the first period was controlled by the Wolverines as OCN would take five minor penalties, leading to a whopping 19-5 shot advantage for Waywayseecappo in the frame. 12:04 into the first, Brandon Lawson’s 6th of the season gave the Wolverines a 1-0 lead when his wrist shot beat Giesbrecht from the slot. Nick Doyle and Morgan Poirier connected for the assists on the Lawson goal.

In the second period, it took until the midway mark for the next goal to come. Tony Apetagon’s 17th of the year tied the game at 1-1 when he beat Nathan Reay. The Wolverines next big scoring opportunity would come on a 5 on 3 powerplay.

Under three minutes later, Riley Vautour found the twine to give the Wolverines a 2-1 lead with his 8th of the season. Brandon Lawson added his second point of the night with the assist, while Bryce Krauter continued to stay close to his point per game pace with the second helper.

Heading into the third period, bad blood from Saturday nights game and the previous two periods would boil over into the final 20 minutes. Despite getting 13 powerplay opportunities in the contest, the Wolverines were able to score just two with the man-advantage.

And with the game all but wrapped up, OCN would shock the Wolverines, tying the game at 18:23 of the third before scoring the go-ahead goal with only six seconds left to take a 3-2 victory.

The loss drops the Wolverines to 14-17-1-2 with a shot to get back in the win column coming on Wednesday night when the team travels to Swan River to take on the Stampeders at 7:30.