For the second straight night, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines effort would come up short as the club dropped a 5-1 decision to the OCN Blizzard on Sunday night during preseason action.
Through 20-minutes of play, the Wolverines and Blizzard skated to a scoreless first. Waywayseecappo would get three chances on the powerplay while OCN would get a pair of their own with neither team gaining momentum.
4:38 into the second period, Conrad Phillips would grab a rebound in front and beat Danik Rodrigue on the powerplay to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead. Carson Pawlenchuk would beat Liam Tereposky 58 seconds later to tie the game at 1-1.
Waywayseecappo would get a great opportunity on a 5-on-3 powerplay, but it would be the OCN Blizzard who would capitalize. With three minutes left in the second, Riley Zimmerman’s short-handed goal would put the Blizzard in front, 2-1.
Wes Dobbin, Teddy Lillico, and Riley Zimmerman would add goals for the Blizzard in the third as OCN would skate away with a 5-1 victory on Sunday night.
In what was a spirited affair, both teams would have their penalty trouble, but it was the Blizzard who were able to capitalize on special teams with a pair of goals on the powerplay to go along with their short-handed marker.
In net for the Wolverines, Liam Tereposky stopped 17 of 18 shots sent his way, while Nathan Falloon stopped 10 of 14.
Next up for the Wolverines is a second preseason meeting with the Neepawa Natives on Tuesday night at the Yellowhead Centre in Neepawa at 7:00.