Wolverines Comeback Effort Falls Short As Steelers Take Overtime Victory

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines battled back from down 3-1 to send the game to overtime but it would be the Selkirk Steelers who were victorious for the second straight evening, taking a 4-3 win.

Just like they did on Thursday night, the Selkirk Steelers opened the scoring.

3:09 into the frame, Hudson Chamberlin gave Selkirk a 1-0 lead before Nathanael Hinds picked off a pass and beat Ahern on a breakaway to put the Steelers in front 2-0.

The Wolverines would get a response almost one minute after Hinds scored when Cody Thompson waited for space to open at the blue line and fired a shot off the post and in to bring the Wolverines within one.

Selkirk wasn’t done there as just before the end of the period, Cole Wigestrand beat Ahern on the powerplay to give the Steelers a 3-1 lead heading into the break.

Although the second period wasn’t a busy one scoring-wise, bad blood from Thursdays’ game boiled over into Friday night as both clubs would take four minor penalties each.

It wasn’t until the final second of the period that a goal would be scored. After Kris Bladen was hauled down on a breakaway, he would be awarded a penalty shot.

Bladen made no mistake firing the puck upstairs in a hurry to bring the Wolverines within one goal with no time remaining at the end of the period.

In the third, Anthony Bilka would give the home crowd something to cheer about when his 13th of the season beat Rory Dumelie to tie the game up at 3-3.

Cody Thompson and Brody Moffatt picked up assists on the scoring play.

Just before the end of the third period, the Steelers would head to the penalty box and the Wolverines would get their chance on the man-advantage both in the third and overtime.

Just after the powerplay expired, Selkirk would head down the ice on a 2-on-1 and Ryan Ostermann would beat Ahern to lift the Steelers to a 4-3 overtime win.

Now 22-17-4-2 on the season, the Wolverines will now have seven days off between games before they return to home ice to cap off their five-game homestand on January 25 against the Steinbach Pistons.