Wolverines face tough test against Pistons

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will get a tough test this Sunday when they take on the top team in MJHL, the Steinbach Pistons.

It will be the second meeting of the season when the two teams play their on Sunday, after the Pistons bested the Wolverines during the MJHL showcase in Portage, by a score of 3-2.

Since that meeting, the Pistons have been on a roll, winning 7 of their last 8 games, including taking down the West Division leading Dauphin Kings in a weekend sweep.

The Wolverines have only lost two games since the last meeting as well, but it’s come a bit tougher, with two wins in extra time, and one coming in the final seconds. But the Wolverines were able to beat the Blues in a weekend sweep before their holiday break.

The two teams are 1-2 in the league for goal scoring, with Waywayseecappo leading the way with 132 goals. The difference in the two teams is the goals against, where the Pistons is second with only 74 against. The Wolverines have given up 103 goals.

Both teams have the best home record in the league, with the Pistons having a 12-2 record. Meanwhile the Wolverines are 9-6 on the road this season.

To finish it off, the two teams are seemingly loading up for the playoffs with big trades before the MJHL Trade Deadline on January 10th. The Wolverines picked up Eric Krywy from the Selkirk Steelers and Joey Moffatt from the Anchorage Wolverines and the Pistons picked up Braden Birnie from the Weyburn Red Wings.

The team’s postponed game from Friday that was supposed to be played in Waywayseecappo will be rescheduled at a later date.


Waywayseecappo Wolverines: 20-8-2, 42 Points, 2nd in West, 3rd in MJHL

Steinbach Pistons: 23-6-1, 47 Points, 1st in East, 1st in MJHL


Leading Scorers:

Waywayseecappo Wolverines: Lonan Bulger (7-26-33 points)

Steinbach Pistons: Jack Rogers (15-21-36 points)


Top Goalies:

Waywayseecappo Wolverines: Liam Tereposky (15-6-2, .879, 3.42)

Steinbach Pistons: Will Hambley (13-1-0, .934, 1.85)


Special Teams:

Waywayseecappo Wolverines: PP – 26.0% (2nd); PK – 75.2% (9th)

Steinbach Pistons: PP – 20.2% (5th); PK – 88.8% (1st)