Wolverines Fall To Blues In Back And Forth Bout

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines outshot their opponents on Saturday night but would end up falling 6-4 to the Winnipeg Blues in a back and forth affair.

After each team had an unsuccessful powerplay opportunity in the opening ten minutes of the first, it was the Winnipeg Blues who would open the scoring when Brayden Foreman beat Thomson Phinney to give Winnipeg a 1-0 lead.

The Wolverines would be forced to kill off a late penalty and would head into the first intermission down 1-0.

Winnipeg would get an early chance on the powerplay in the second after Rayman Bassi was called for slashing. The Blues would capitalize 1:35 into the period on a goal from Carson Tiede that gave Winnipeg a 2-0 lead.

Despite trailing 2-0, the Wolverines carried much of the play throughout the opening half of the game.

Conrad Phillips would blast home a one-timer on the powerplay just after the midway mark of the second. Nick Doyle made a nice play on the boards to keep the puck in the zone and get it across to Phillips.

Only 1:12 later, Matt Swanson would take a pass from Rayman Bassi and slide it through the wickets of Hatfield to tie the game at 2-2.

Winnipeg was able to answer back just minutes later when Logan Danis scored his first of the season to give the Blues a 3-2 lead.

The scoring would continue into the third period as the Wolverines wouldn’t go down lightly.

Noah Westgate would fire home a one-timer of his own to knot the game up at 3-3 just 2:51 into the third. Jacob Charko would pick up his first assist of the season while Logan Wotton got the other.

Just like they did near the end of the second, Winnipeg would find another quick response. Pearce Gare scored his second of the season to vault the Blues in front 4-3.

Sixteen seconds after the Blues scored the go-ahead goal, Jaymes Knee scored his eleventh of the year to tie the game up at 4-4 with 11:55 to play in the third. Bassi would pick up his second assist of the night with Matt Swanson notching his second point of the night with the secondary assist.

With under six minutes to play, Mikol Sartor would beat Thomson Phinney to give the Blues their lead back.

The Wolverines would pull Phinney to put out an extra attacker, but the Blues would find the open net to increase their lead to 6-4.

Now 15-11-2-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have a couple of days off before they host the high flying Winkler Flyers on Tuesday night in Waywayseecappo.