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.