Gerrik Ripley, Matt Kasowski, and Kris Bladen added singles while Liam Tereposky stopped 35 of 37 shots to help lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 3-2 win over the Virden Oil Capitals.
6:27 into the first, Gerrik Ripley stole the puck in front and made a nice move to tuck one through Kyle Kozma’s five-hole to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead.
No more than four minutes later, Matt Kasowski dumped a puck on net from the half-wall that would squeak through an Oil Capitals defender before getting by Kozma to put the Wolverines in front 2-0.
After each club would get a chance on the powerplay in the second, the Wolverines would continue to use their speed and see it pay off.
Midway through the second, Conrad Phillips found a wide-open Kris Bladen in the slot. Bladen quickly fired the puck over Kozma’s shoulder to increase the Wolverines lead to three.
The Wolverines 3-0 lead would last just 27 seconds into the third period as Josh Belcher would bang home a rebound to get the Oil Capitals on the board.
Midway through the third, Tristian Thompson would beat Tereposky to bring the Oil Capitals within one.
Virden would make a push and pull their goalie for the extra attacker, but that would be all as the Wolverines would pick up a key win over the Oil Capitals.
Now 15-9-2-1 on the season, the Wolverines will have a few days off frame game action before returning to home ice to host the Portage Terriers.