Third period comeback for the Wolverines

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines started slow, but finished strong to come back and beat the Virden Oil Capitals by a score of 5-2.

The Wolverines scored five unanswered goals, all in the third period, to flip the script on the Oil Capitals.

The Oil Capitals got out to a lead in the first half of the first period with a goal by Tyler Theondel at 8:24. Braden Fischer extended the lead for Virden with a goal near the end of the period.

In the second period, no teams scored, the Oil Capitals outshot the Wolverines 15-5. Waywayseecappo did kill off a 5 on 3 Oil Capitals power play halfway through the period to keep themselves in it.

But the Wolverines came back strong in the third.

Reese Malkewich got it started with a shot from the blue line that ringed in off the post to beat Ryley Gross to give Waywayseecappo their first goal of the season.

A little over three minutes later, Josh Peppler tied the game up on a power play goal.

With the game tied for a good chunk of the period after the Peppler goal, Lonan Bulger beat Gross at 11:42 to put the Wolverines in front for good.

Carson Baptiste potted the insurance marker with a minute and half left in the game and Troy Hamilton added an empty netter seconds later.

Liam Tereposky was huge for the Wolverines, stopping 36 of 38 shots, while stopping all 15 that came his way in the second period. He was given third star for his efforts.

Gross ended stopping 25 of 29 in the loss.

The Wolverines killed all five powerplay chances by the Oil Caps, and added a powerplay goal of their own during their five chances.

The two teams will play again on Saturday during the Wolverines home opener, which starts at 7:30pm.