For the second straight season, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines will look to start off 5-0-0-0 when the club travels to Swan River to cap off a two-game northern road swing.
The Wolverines were able to overcome a slow start on Thursday night in OCN. Finding themselves down 1-0 after twenty minutes of play, the club was able to rally back and rattle off three unanswered goals to cap off their fourth straight win in a 3-1 triumph of the Blizzard.
Thomson Phinney was superb in keeping the Wolverines within striking distance when down 1-0 and shut the door for the remainder of the contest.
The Wolverines combination of speed and skill seems to be giving other clubs a lot to handle when the team is rolling at full capacity.
After falling in game seven overtime of the Turnbull Cup championship to the Portage Terriers last season, many questions marks surrounded what kind of team the Swan Valley Stampeders would ice this season.
Starting with a 2-1 record, it’s safe to say the Stamps’ will once again be a tough out during this years 60 game regular season schedule. Swan Valley opened the regular season by splitting a home and home series with Dauphin before picking up a 5-4 overtime win against the Virden Oil Capitals earlier in the week.
Leading the way thus far for the Stampeders has been 20-year-old Forward, Josh Maucieri who has notched one goal and four assists through five games.
In what were always entertaining games last season, fans should expect nothing less for when the Wolverines meet the Stampeders. Throughout last season the two clubs would exchange leads and wins, which
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As previously mentioned, the Wolverines will look for a fifth straight win to open the year for the second season in a row.
Staying with the hot hand in Thomson Phinney paid off on Thursday night as the 19-year-old Goaltender from Halifax proved to be solid once again, picking up his fourth win of the season in as many games.
Logan Wotton made his presence felt on Thursday night, using his size and net-front presence to score his first MJHL goal in his second game. Jaymes Knee’s empty-net goal gave him the league lead in scoring with six points in five games.
Despite carrying the most penalty minutes in the league, it hasn’t seemed to catch up with the Wolverines as the club sits third on the penalty kill with a 91.7% average. With Swan Valley boasting a 30% conversion rate on the man-advantage, the Wolverines will need to keep their cool on Friday night.
Fans shouldn’t expect much for changes to the lineup as the club continues to roll along and pick up wins with only one or two spots being flipped on a nightly basis.
Where to Watch
Watch tonight’s game between the Wolverines and Blizzard live on HockeyTV.com or follow the Wolverines on Twitter @mjhlWolverines for live game updates.