Wolverines drop physical game to Flyers

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines dropped a physical game against the Winkler Flyers on Friday night by a score of 4-1.

There was a combined 42 penalty minutes in the game, but the game might have been decided on the penalty that wasn’t called.

In the first period, the Winkler Flyers outplayed the Wolverines, putting up 12 shots on net, beating the Wolverines once when Trent Penner found the lower corner of the net to beat Tresor Wotton. The goal was assisted by Rhett Marchant.

In the second period, the Wolverines tied it up with a powerplay goal by Carson Baptiste. The puck got to Baptiste after a battle along the boards that was won by Andrew Boucher.

But Winkler got back in front just a few minutes later when Rhett Marchant was able to bank a puck in on a Wolverines defender with a wide open net to make it 2-1.

In the third period, while holding on to a one goal lead, the Flyers were able to get a controversial powerplay goal as Tresor Wotton was knocked down twice by a Flyers player. The second time led to a Nicholas McKee goal to make it 3-1.

Mike Svenson then added his 15th of the year, when he got an empty netter with less than two minutes left to go in the game.

All in all, Malachi Klassen stopped 29 of 30 shots on net for the win, while Tresor Wotton stopped 37 of 40.

Both teams were able to score on the powerplay and killed off a handful of penalties as well. Winkler was 1/4 with the man advantage, while Waywayseecappo was 1/5.

The two teams will play again on Saturday night, for the final time this season in Waywayseecappo at 7:30pm.