The Waywayseecappo Wolverines were able to get the weekend sweep over the Winkler Flyers, after a tough 3-2 win in Winkler on Sunday afternoon.
Special teams proved to be a big part of the story once again for Waywayseecappo, with an eventful first period, and the game winner coming from special teams in some sort of way.
In the first period, Kolton Shindle was the first to go on the board as he was given a penalty shot after being hauled down on a breakaway. He was able to put it over Malachi Klassen for the goal.
The Flyers tied the game three and a half minutes later when Derek Wiebe got one on the powerplay.
The Flyers then jumped out to the lead when Gavin Waltz scored at the end of another powerplay. It won’t go in the record books as a PPG, but at the time of the goal it was a 5-on-4 on the ice with Carson Baptiste just about to jump on to the ice.
The Wolverines were able to flip their special teams struggles that took place in the early parts of the first, when shorthanded, Colby Wotton finished off a 2-on-1 with Carson Baptiste, to tie the game at two.
The Wolverines ended up having 12 penalty minutes during the first period.
The second period settled down, with both teams having a powerplay, but that was all that happened in the box score.
In the third period, the Wolverines were given a 5-on-3 powerplay, and they didn’t let it go to waste as Lonan Bulger pinched in on the play and beat Klassen.
The Wolverines were able to hold on to the lead for the rest of the game, and goaltender Brett Mirwald made some great saves late in the game to get the win.
Mirwald made 33 saves in the win, while Klassen stopped 27 in the loss.
The Wolverines have moved one point back of the Dauphin Kings for first in the West Division, but have played one more game than the Kings. Winkler with the loss, keeps two points back of the Winnipeg Blues for 2nd in the West Division, and also falls six points back of Waywayseecappo for third in the league, after coming into the weekend only two points back.
The Wolverines next scheduled game is this Friday when they take on the OCN Blizzard at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre at 7:00pm.