Wolverines Close Out Road Schedule With Win Over Natives

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines received goals from four different skaters on Friday night as the club picked up their 31st win of the season in a 4-1 triumph of the Neepawa Natives.

Despite a scoreless first period, the Wolverines certainly had their fair share of opportunities but couldn’t make anything happen as their two powerplay units would go 0-for-4.

It wasn’t until early in the second period that the Wolverines persistence would pay off.

On a draw in the Neepawa zone, Conrad Phillips pulled back a clean win right to the stick of Jaymes Knee.

Knee made no mistake and wired his 18th of the season past Michael Davis to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead.

On their fifth man-advantage of the night, the Wolverines would double up their lead on a slapshot from the stick of Brody Moffat. His 13th of the season gave the Wolverines a 2-0 lead going into the final twenty minutes of play.

Seven minutes into the third, Conrad Phillips would get a piece of a Matt Kasowski point shot and find the back of the net for his team-leading 26th of the season, giving the Wolverines a 3-0 lead.

Gerrik Ripley added his 23rd assist of the season on the Phillips third period goal.

While on a powerplay with their goaltender pulled for the extra attacker, Will Highet would beat Colin Ahern to break the shutout and make it a 3-1 game for the Wolverines.

Kris Bladen would score on the empty net with one second left in the game to give the Wolverines a 4-1 lead that would hold up to the final buzzer.

Now 31-21-5-2 on the season, the Wolverines will wrap up their regular-season schedule on home ice against the Virden Oil Capitals on Saturday night.

The Wolverines hold their fifth-place position after picking up two points on Friday night, two ahead of the Virden Oil Capitals and Dauphin Kings.