The Waywayseecappo Wolverines surrendered three-second period goals on their way to falling 5-4 to the Portage Terriers on Tuesday night in Waywayseecappo.
After Logan Christiansen opened the scoring 6:26 into the first period, it was all Wolverines.
Just as a Wolverines powerplay expired, Matt Kasowski’s shot from a distance beat Moore to tie the game up at 1-1. Alex Lucken and Conrad Phillips would connect for the assists.
Three minutes later, a Conrad Phillips wrist shot would hit the post and sneak by Moore to give the Wolverines a 2-1 lead. Rayman Bassi and Jack Kennedy picked up the helpers.
The Wolverines would continue to press and it would pay off. While on a late powerplay, Jack Kennedy would pick up the rebound in front and put it home to put the Wolverines in front of the Terriers, 3-1.
Portage certainly came out ready to play in the second period and would see their urgency pay off. 3:33 into the frame, Peyton Gorski’s second of the season would cut the Wolverines lead to 3-2.
With five minutes to play in the second, Portage would tie the game at 3-3 when Lane Taylor beat Thomson Phinney.
On a late powerplay, Portage would capitalize once again and this time, take the lead. Joey Moffat’s 15th of the season found the back of the net to give the Terriers a 4-3 lead heading into the third period.
Portage would continue their surge in the third period when Riley Bruce scored his 16th of the season on the powerplay to give the Terriers a 5-3 lead.
Down two goals, the Wolverines wouldn’t go away. On a powerplay midway through the final period, Jaymes Knee’s snapshot would find the back of the net through a screen to bring the Wolverines within one.
The Wolverines would pull Thomson Phinney for the extra attacker late in the third but wouldn’t be able to get much going as they would fall 5-4 to the Terriers.
Now 15-10-2-1 on the season, the Wolverines will get a couple of days off of game action before they return to it on Friday night in Steinbach against the Pistons.