Wolverines Drop Overtime Thriller To Kings

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines battled back all night but fell just short of the win as the Dauphin Kings skated away with a 6-5 overtime victory on Wednesday night in Waywayseecappo.

It was the Dauphin Kings who stormed out of the gate in the first period. At 5:06, Hugo Laflamme jammed home a rebound on the doorstep to put the Kings up 1-0.

Just 1:37 after Laflamme opened the scoring, Avery Smith would steal the puck and head down the ice where he would squeak one past Wolverines goaltender, Liam Tereposky.

Grady Hobbs would extend the Kings lead to 3-0 a few minutes later after he beat Tereposky.

With four minutes to play in the first period, Rayman Bassi would score his first as a Wolverine to bring Waywayseecappo within two goals with Nick Doyle and Conrad Phillips notching assists on the scoring play.

Thomson Phinney would take over the Wolverines crease to start the second period and it would light a fire under the Wolverines.

After some back and forth play in the first ten minutes of the second period, Anthony Bilka would strike at 12:34 to cut the Wolverines deficit to one with the Kings leading 3-2. Nick Doyle would grab his second assist of the night while Alex Lucken would pick up the other.

43 seconds later, Gerrik Ripley would beat Matthias Smith to tie the game at 3-3 with Jaymes Knee making the feed for his seventh assist on the year.

The Wolverines would have their fair share of chances on the powerplay and one would pay off when Nick Doyle scored on the door-step to give the Wolverines their first lead of the night at 4-3. Brody Moffatt picked up his first point as Wolverine with the secondary assist while Jack Kennedy picked up the other.

For the first time in the game, Waywayseecappo would hold a lead and head into the third period up 4-3.

Early in the third period, the Kings stormed out as they did in the first. 22 seconds in, Grady Hobbs would knot the game at 4-4 only before Baron Thompson would score three minutes later to give the Kings a 5-4 lead.

That lead sure wouldn’t last long as the teams continued the scoring parade. One minute later, Nick Doyle would spring Conrad Phillips on a breakaway, and Phillips would make no mistake as he snapped one low blocker to tie the game at 5-5.

Both teams would exchange their chances in the remainder of the third, but it would solve nothing as the two clubs would head to overtime locked at 5-5.

In overtime, the Kings controlled much of the play and Hugo Laflamme would go on the score the overtime winner at 2:59 to give the Kings a 6-5 win.

In the loss, the Wolverines managed to pick up a point as their record drops to 7-2-2-0 on the season. Next up for the Wolverines is a date with the Steinbach Pistons on Friday night where they will start a two-game road trip that wraps up on Saturday in Selkirk.