Wolverines get comeback shootout win over Niverville

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines found themselves in the same situation they did earlier in December against the same Niverville Nighthawks team, down by one goal heading into the third. But like that December game, the Wolverines came back and won.

The Wolverines won 4-3 in a shootout over the Nighthawks, after a late game tying goal and Sean Williams and Cole Carlson’s shootout goals.

The Wolverines got out to a hot start, with a 2-0 lead in the first 15 minutes of play.  Boone Mathison scored the first goal of the game just 30 seconds into the game, after a puck hit his body and went into the net. Cody Blight scored on the powerplay at the 14:45.

Niverville got on the board just 16 seconds after the Blight goal with a goal from Josh Paulhus.

The Nighthawks scored another when Carson Reed got one in the last 1:06 of the period on the powerplay to tie it up at 2.

In the second period, Carter Spirig scored his 12th of the year to give Niverville the lead.

The Wolverines tied the game in the third, when Carson Baptiste got his 27th of the year to tie the game at 3.

The game went to overtime, but no one scored. The closest was a 2-on-1 from Niverville, that was stopped by Tresor Wotton.

The game went to a shootout, that went four rounds. Sean Williams and Cole Carlson scored for the Wolverines, while Josh Paulhus scored for the Nighthawks.

With the win, the Wolverines moved to first place in the West Division with 51 points.

The two teams play again on Saturday night in Niverville at 7:30pm.