Wolverines beat Steelers on last minute goal

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines escaped with a full two points on Wednesday afternoon at the MJHL Showcase, beating the Selkirk Steelers by a score of 4-3.

Garett Zasitko scored the game winner with 33 seconds left in regulation, just a minute after the Steelers tied the game.

The two teams exchanged goals throughout the night, starting with a Jack Clarke goal 27 seconds into the game from Luke McCarthy and Aiden Moser on an odd-man rush.

The Steelers tied the game on their second powerplay of the game, when Mathieu Moreira one-timed a pass from Joel Purdom at 7:28 of the first.

The Wolverines got back in front before the end of the period, when Luke McCarthy was able to skate through the Steelers defence, and take his shot in the slot to make it 2-1.

Moreira scored his second goal of the game 16:30 into the second period to tie the game up at two heading into the third period.

Like in the first period, Jack Clarke scored early in the third period on a breakaway to  make it 3-2.

The Wolverines were coasting towards victory, until Ian Lavalee was able to get the puck and tie the game with 1:34 left in regulation.

But before overtime could become a thing, a nice passing play from Neo Kiemeny to Aidan Herring which eventually found the puck on Garett Zasitko’s stick to put into a wide open net with 33 seconds left in the game.

After that, the Wolverines were able to hold on for the 4-3 win.

Marek Andres looked like he was back in early season form, stopping 26 shots in the win, while Jack Hodgins stopped 22 shots in the loss.

Penalties were a story of the game, with both teams putting up 38 penalty minutes combined in the game. The Steelers were only 1/8 on the powerplay, while the Wolverines were 0/6.

The Wolverines next game will be on Friday when they head to Dauphin to take on the Kings at 7:30pm.