Wolverines Battle To Pick Up Point In Shootout Loss To Pistons

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines battled back three separate times to tie the game and earned one point in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Steinbach Pistons

It took a while for both teams to settle in during what was a period played mostly in the neutral zone.

12:58 into the first, Bryce Young got the Pistons on the board with his second of the season.

Two minutes later, the Wolverines would find a response when Nick Doyle fired a point shot on net that snuck through to tie the game up at 1-1.

Just minutes after Doyle tied the game, Troy Beauchemin would give the Pistons a 2-1 lead after beating Liam Tereposky off the post and in.

Early on in the second period, the Wolverines were once again able to find an answer as Rayman Bassi would jump on a rebound in front and beat goaltender Dante Gianuzzi to tie the game.

Just like Steinbach did in the first, they did in the second. Bryce Young’s second of the night would give the Pistons their lead back, this time 3-2.

It wasn’t until late in the second period that things would heat up between the two teams which would set up an exciting third period.

On a 5-on-3 powerplay midway through the final period, the Wolverines would once again tie the game.

Conrad Phillips would blast home a one-timer from the half wall for his tenth of the season to lock the game up at 3-3.

The two teams would battle to the final buzzer and need overtime to solve the game. Just before the end of the third, Steinbach would take a penalty that would give the Wolverines a 4-on-3 powerplay in overtime.

The Wolverines would get a couple of chances on the man-advantage, but wouldn’t be able to break the tie.

Tanner Mole beat Liam Tereposky to give the Steinbach Pistons the 4-3 win in a six-man shootout.

Now 15-10-2-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have a quick turnaround as they host the Winnipeg Blues on Saturday night in Waywayseecappo.