The Waywayseecappo Wolverines gave up two-second period goals on their way to dropping a 3-1 loss to the Neepawa Natives on Saturday night.
It was an intense first period that saw both clubs get their chances on the powerplay. Both goaltenders played solid and shut down their opponents to head into the first intermission locked at 0-0.
It wasn’t until after the midway mark of the second where the goose egg would be broken. Eli Lieffers walked down the slot and put one over the glove of Wolverines goaltender, Ethan Lahmon to put the Natives in front 1-0.
On a late powerplay, Rhys Bremner would beat Lahmon through a screen to give the Natives a 2-0 lead going into the second intermission.
Just 1:48 into the third, Jacob Charko would score for his second straight game to bring the Wolverines to within one, trailing 2-1. Brody Moffatt and Cody Thompson would notch the assists.
Five minutes after Charko cut the Natives lead to one, they would answer back as Benoit Mowbray would beat Lahmon to put Neepawa in front, 3-1.
The Wolverines would pull Lahmon for the extra attacker, but that would be all as Neepawa would skate away with a 3-1 win.
Now 17-12-2-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have a couple of days off from game action before returning to their schedule on Tuesday night in Dauphin against the Kings.