Isaac LaBelle stopped all 35 shots for his first shutout of the season while Conrad Phillips scored shorthanded to lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 3-0 win over the Dauphin Kings on Tuesday afternoon at the MJHL Player Showcase in Winnipeg.
The Wolverines had some jump in their stride early in the first period. Michael Heitkamp fired a puck on net through some traffic before Bryce Krauter banged home the rebound at the side of the net to give the Wolverines an early 1-0 lead over the Kings.
Just over the halfway mark of the first, Waywayseecappo would get another chance to increase their lead with a 29 second 5 on 3 powerplay, but the Kings would do a solid job of killing off both minor penalties.
It was an uneventful second period on the scoreboard for both the Wolverines and Kings. Despite each team taking just one penalty in the frame, bad blood would start to boil at the end of forty minutes after a scrum ensued in front of the Kings net.
That second-period scrum would turn into a penalty-killing situation for the Wolverines with Nick Doyle heading to the box for elbowing.
Although Waywayseecappo would be down a man, the speed of Conrad Phillips would prove to be too much for the Kings defense. Preston Seymour hit Phillips with a breakaway pass which would see him make no mistake, firing one past the blocker of Landsberger to increase the Wolverines lead to two.
Dauphin would pull their goalie for the extra-attacker, but Morgan Poirier would find the empty net unassisted for his tenth goal of the season, leading the Wolverines to a 3-0 victory.
Niether team had any success on the powerplay as the Wolverines went 0 for 6 on the man-advantage while their penalty kill was strong, killing all eight Kings chances.
The win moves the Wolverines record to 13-14-1-2 and will have a few days off before preparing for a two game road trip to OCN this coming weekend.