Wolverines come back to down Steelers in shootout

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines kept pace with the Neepawa Titans after a 3-2 shootout win over the Selkirk Steelers.

The Wolverines came back from a 2-0 deficit in the first period to score two in the second and then get help from Garett Zasitko and goaltender Jase Wareham to win the shootout.

The Steelers started the scoring early when Dawson Dear scored just 1:48 into the game off a 2-on-1 with Nick Giasson.

Selkirk added another goal later on in the period when Mathieu Catellier scored his 20th of the seasonĀ  to make it 2-0.

The Wolverines were outshot 21-11 in the first period.

In the second, it took 6:05 into it for Sean Williams to come back from suspension to score his 28th of the season off a snipe to make it a one goal game.

Later on, Mikey Thomas scored his first goal of his MJHL career to tie the game up at 2.

In the third, there was no scoring but some close chances from both sides, with Selkirk coming close to ending it in regulation at the buzzer.

In overtime, the Wolverine had a chance with a powerplay but couldn’t convert, so the game went to a shootout.

In the shootout, the Wolverines only goal scorer was Garett Zasitko, and Jase Wareham was able to stop all three shots to win the game for the Wolverines.

Wareham stopped 43 shots in the game for the win, meanwhile Steelers goalie Noel Olsonawski stopped 35 shots in the loss.

The Wolverines are still three points back of Neepawa as the Titans were able to beat the Swan Valley Stampeders on Friday night.

The Wolverines next game will be on Sunday as they take on the Steelers as well. Game starts at 6pm.