Wolverines Gut Out Important Win Over Blizzard

Alex Lucken scored the game-winner 7:34 into the third period while Colin Ahern stopped 22 of 24 shots to help lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 3-2 win over the OCN Blizzard on Tuesday night.

In the first period, the Wolverines were forced to kill off an early five-minute penalty and would successfully do so.

Despite outplaying and outshooting the Blizzard, the Wolverines would surrender a 2-on-0 and Aidan Litke would make no mistake, putting home the pass on the doorstep to give the Blizzard a 1-0 lead.

After a pair of undisciplined penalties carried over into the second period, the Wolverines would capitalize on the man-advantage early in the second.

Jaymes Knee put home a rebound at the side of the net just 41 seconds into the frame, tying the game at 1-1.

Jacob Charko and Nick Doyle picked up the assists on the powerplay marker.

No more than eight minutes later, Jack Kennedy’s point shot found the back of the net, giving the Wolverines a 2-1 lead on his 12th of the season. Brody Moffatt and Kieran Thiessen connected on the assists.

With three minutes and change left to play in the second, Kobe Campbell would strike for the Blizzard, tying the game at 2-2 heading into the second intermission.

Early in the third period, the Wolverines would pull ahead.

Logan Wotton made a slick feed to Alex Lucken in the slot and would make no mistake, finding the back of the net through traffic to give the Wolverines a 3-2 lead.

The Blizzard would pull their goalie for the extra attacker, but that would be all as the Wolverines would hang on and take a 3-2 win over OCN to win the season series 5-1-0-0.

Now 30-21-5-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have a couple of days off in between games before they travel to Neepawa on Friday night to take on the Natives.