Wolverines Drop Third Straight in 3-0 Shutout Loss to Winnipeg

The Wolverines couldn’t find the back of the net on Wednesday night in Waywayseecappo and would fall 3-0 to the Winnipeg Blues.

Both the Wolverines and Blues had their chances in the first period, but neither could find a way to solve LaBelle and Link. After the first, the Wolverines led Winnipeg on the shot clock, 12-8.

The second period saw Winnipeg break the ice and score an early goal when Sulivan Shortreed found the back of the net with Hansell and Naaykens grabbing the assists. With just over one minute remaining in the second, Jayson Szun put the Blues up 2-0 on a pair of passes from Adrian and Hillis.

Despite the Wolverines taking four penalties in the frame, they managed to come away without giving up a goal on the kill.

Just one goal would come in the final minutes of the third period when Winnipeg scored an empty-netter. The Wolverines would get some pressure in the third period and get their chances but would end up on the losing end of a 3-0 contest.

Isaac LaBelle stopped 26 of 28 shots in the loss, while Blues netminder Jeremy Link was stellar in Winnipeg’s¬†victory, stopping 30 of 30.

The now 5-2-1 Wolverines head out on a three-game road trip this weekend with stops in Winkler on Friday, Selkirk on Saturday and Winnipeg Sunday.