The Waywayseecappo Wolverines closed out their 2019 schedule with a close 3-2 loss to the Dauphin Kings on Saturday night.
It was a quiet opening twenty minutes of play with the Kings outshooting the Wolverines, 14-7.
After a late penalty kill from the Wolverines, they would take one more near the end of the period and start the second on the kill for 1:25.
It was a different story in the second period as each team would get on the board. Brendan Arnold and Avery Smith would beat Tereposky over his shoulder on similar goals to give the Kings a 1-0 lead.
With less than four minutes to play in the second, Logan Wotton would capitalize off a King’s mistake and bring the Wolverines within one, trailing at the break 2-1. Tyler Leibl picked up the lone assist of the scoring play.
The Kings would come out in the third period and strike early when Brendan Arnolds second of the night beat Tereposky to give the Kings a 3-1 lead.
The Wolverines would get an early powerplay and make the most of it. Jack Kennedy beat Smith to cut the Wolverines deficit to 3-2.
Anthony Bilka and Cody Thompson picked up the assists on the powerplay marker.
The Wolverines would continue to press throughout the third period and would pull Tereposky for the extra attacker, but that would be all as the Kings would hang on to defeat the Wolverines 3-2.
Now 21-14-2-2 on the season, the Wolverines holiday break begins now with the team returning to action on January 5 at home against the Dauphin Kings.