Wolverines Comeback Falls Short As Stampeders Take Shootout Thriller

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines just couldn’t complete the comeback on Monday night in Waywayseecappo as the Swan Valley Stampeders would skate away with a 3-2 shootout win.

In the first twenty minutes of play, the Swan Valley Stampeders were able to gain possession of the puck and get a better feel than the Wolverines.

Following both teams getting their chance on the powerplay, Brian Harris tucked one past Isaac LaBelle with under four minutes to play after LaBelle made the initial pad stop, sprawling to his left post.

The Wolverines couldn’t quite find their game and would head into the break down 1-0 with the Stampeders leading the shot clock, 14-4.

In the early going of the second period, Carter Cockburn would beat Isaac LaBelle on the rebound  in the slot to put Swan Valley in front, 2-0

Just before the second period expired, Bryce Krauter would cut Swan Valley’s lead to 2-1 after he tipping home a Michael Heitkamp point shot.¬†Waywayseecappo would enter the break down 2-1, with Swan leading the shot clock,

In the third period, the Wolverines would find their game. With some pressure building, Captain Jake Bestul would put home a rebound to tie the game up at 2-2  just before the midway mark of the third.

After sixty minutes of play, the Wolverines and Stampeders would require overtime, tied at 2-2.

With some back and forth action in the extra frame, both teams would get their chances. Isaac LaBelle stood tall in overtime and made a game-saving pad save with three seconds left which would send the game to a shootout.

In the shootout, Trent Halfdanson would open with a goal before Swan Valley tied it up on the next shooter.

Shooter after shooter would get stopped with some great saves from both LaBelle and Pipes.

Brian Harris would beat Isaac LaBelle and the Wolverines would fall 3-2 to the Stampeders.

Now 24-25-2-3 on the year, Waywayseecappo continues to stay four points ahead of the Winkler Flyers in eighth place with two games in hand.

The Wolverines will have a day off before hosting the Dauphin Kings on Wednesday night at 7:30.