Wolverines Close Out Regular Season With Victory Over Oil Caps’

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines saw goals from five different shooters while Goaltender Colin Ahern stopped all 24 shots to earn the 5-0 shutout victory over the Virden Oil Capitals on Saturday night.

It was a back and forth first period between the Wolverines and Oil Caps’ which would end up scoreless after the first twenty minutes of play despite each team getting their chance on the powerplay.

On an early penalty kill in the second, Conrad Phillips would use his speed and make no mistake on a breakaway, beating Kyle Kozma’s blocker for his 27th of the season, giving the Wolverines a 1-0 lead.

Four minutes later, Lonan Bulger launched a shot on net that found it’s way in through traffic to put the Wolverines ahead 2-0. Anthony Bilka picked up the lone assist on the scoring play.

With twenty minutes to play, the Wolverines would come out and dominate the third period.

Kris Bladen scored just 1:18 into the third on an unassisted marker to give the Wolverines a 3-0 lead with his 17th of the season.

Just over six minutes later, Jaymes Knee would make a nice move and rip one over the shoulder of Kozma from in tight for his 19th of the season, putting the Wolverines in front, 4-0.

Conrad Phillips picked up his second point of the evening with the lone assist.

The Wolverines weren’t done there as their powerplay unit would capitilize.

Gerrik Ripley would find the back of the net for his 11th of the season to give the Wolverines a commanding 5-0 lead.

Anthony Bilka and Nick Doyle added assists on the scoring play.

That would be all from Waywayseecappo on Saturday night as the Wolverines would close out the regular season with a 32-21-5-2 record, which sits second-best in Wolverines franchise history.

The Wolverines will finish the 2019-20 regular season in fifth place and will take on the Swan Valley Stampeders in the first round of the MJHL playoffs.