The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will look to distance themselves from the Winkler Flyers and shoot for their fifth straight win on Friday night in The Pas when the club kicks off a two-game northern road swing against the OCN Blizzard.
On the heels of an important 3-1 road win over the Flyers on Tuesday night, the Wolverines have now won seven of their last eight games and have positioned themselves into a playoff spot, sitting two points in front of the Flyers for eighth place.
The Run Down
After going winless in their first three games against the OCN Blizzard this season, Waywayseecappo turned the tide and won back to back games on Thursday and Friday of last week on home ice.
In the opener, Isaac LaBelle and the Wolverines blanked the Blizzard 3-0, which started the Wolverines current win streak.
The Wolverines didn’t make things easy on themselves in the rematch, going down 3-1 heading into the third period. Despite being down two, the team found a way to get back into the game throwing 51 shots on net and scoring three unanswered on the way to a 4-3 win in regulation.
Keys to the Game
Bearing down and getting off to another quick start will be key for the Wolverines on Friday night in OCN. Shaking out the bus legs early and utilizing the teams speed will go a long way if the club wants to grab their fifth straight win.
Isaac LaBelle’s presence in net over the last 15 games has allowed the Wolverines to thrive. The team has really started to find their game offensively and are now a threat to score at any time as long as the team can consistently stick to their game plan.
There’s no doubt that the Blizzard will be ready to bring their best effort despite being eliminated from playoff contention. The Wolverines will need to be prepared and focused on the task at hand from opening puck drop.
News and Notes
Brandon Lawson, Conrad Phillips and Isaac LaBelle continued to strut their stuff on Tuesday night in Winkler. Phillips chipped in an assist on both shorthanded goals, while Brandon Lawsons’ early shorthanded marker set the tone for the Wolverines.
Isaac LaBelle was brilliant in stopping 40 of 41 shots against Winkler and continues to stay hot down the stretch. LaBelle’s game on Friday night will also mark his 100th career game in Junior.
Special teams has been the name of the game lately as the club has scored three shot handed goals in their last two contests thanks to the speed of the Wolverines penalty killers.
A Waywayseecappo win and Winkler loss on Friday night would put the Wolverines four points in front of the Flyers while still holding two games in hand. A win would also bring the Wolverines record to 24-24-2-2, the fist time the club has reached the .500 mark since
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