The Wolverines first win against a team that was ahead of them in the standings couldn’t have come in a sweeter way on Saturday night.
Wearing teal uniforms in honour of Addison Mitchell, the Wolverines overcame a 4-2 deficit heading into the third period, to come all the way back and win in overtime.
Lucas Perry scored the game winner just 1:01 into overtime on a breakaway to give the Wolverines a full two points.
What also helped during the night, was the Selkirk Steelers beating the Neepawa Titans by a score of 4-0, to put the Wolverines only five points back of the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division.
The Wolverines and Nighthawks exchanged goals in the first period, with Brendan Holba and Brett Tataryn scoring respectively in the opening frame.
The Wolverines got a boost from Reegan Kominko, who scored his second goal in as many nights to give Waywayseecappo a 2-1 lead.
But in the span of two and half minutes, the Wolverines unraveled. The Nighthawks got goals from Adam Vigfusson, Luke MacKenzie and Luke McCrady to put themselves up 4-2 heading into the third.
The Wolverines put themselves back in it quickly as Holba scored his second of the game just 48 seconds into it.
Then Sam McPeak scored on a powerplay halfway through the period to tie it up.
Perry then had his 4th of the season to get the overtime winner.
The Wolverines were outshot in the game 34-33, but outshot the Nighthawks in the third period, 19-8.
The Wolverines next face off against the Portage Terriers on Tuesday night in Waywayseecappo.