Wolverines Clinch Postseason Berth Despite Overtime Loss

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines surrendered three unanswered goals on their way to a disappointing 3-2 overtime loss to the Swan Valley Stampeders on Saturday night.

It was all Wolverines in the first half of the opening period as they stormed out to a 9-0 lead on the shot clock.

The Wolverines would have a pair of chances on the man-advantage in the first period, but couldn’t find any success as the Stampeders would push back and end up going into the first intermission scoreless at 0-0.

After some push back from Swan Valley, the Wolverines would push back even harder and find their game.

On an early powerplay, Nick Doyle would send one on the net that would beat Mikael Foucher, giving the Wolverines a 1-0 lead.

Jaymes Knee would pick up the lone assist on the powerplay marker.

No more than six minutes later, Brody Moffatt would walk into the slot and rip one over the shoulder of Foucher to push the Wolverines lead to 2-0.

Leading 23-20 on the shot clock, the Wolverines would head into the final break with their 2-0 lead.

After the opening ten minutes of the third, the Stampeders would come to life. Frazer Dodd would pull the Stamps’ within one at 12:15 of the third.

With just over two and a half minutes to play, Josh Maucieri would beat Colin Ahern and tie the game up at 2-2 which would be enough to send the contest to overtime.

In the extra frame, Swan Valley would battle and take the draw.

Frazer Dodd would pick up the puck and get around the Wolverines defender before he slid it into the back of the net just seven seconds into overtime, giving Swan Valley a 3-2 win.

Despite the loss, the Wolverines picked up a point and secured their spot in the 2020 MJHL Postseason.

Now 27-20-5-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have their shot at revenge on Wednesday night when they host the same Swan Valley Stampeders in Waywayseecappo.