Wolverines Hunt For Third Straight During Trip To OCN

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will look to make it three consecutive wins on Tuesday night when the team travels north to take on the OCN Blizzard.

After a tough stretch of games for the Wolverines, the team has certainly got back on track which was kick-started by a come from behind win in the shootout over Steinbach on Saturday night.

The Wolverines followed that up with another complete effort in a 4-2 triumph of the Selkirk Steelers on Sunday night in Winnipeg.

Tuesday nights’ game against OCN will be their first meeting since November 13 when the Wolverines picked up a 4-2 victory.

Head to Head

Through three games in the season series, the Wolverines have gone 2-1-0-0 against the Blizzard with the lone blemish coming in a season-worst 8-2 loss on Halloween night.

Outside of that rare loss to the Blizzard, the Wolverines controlled the play during their two victories.

The Wolverines outshot the Blizzard 38-28 in a 3-1 win back in September while in November, the Wolverines once again got the best of the Blizzard on home ice in a 4-2 win.

If another sixty-minute effort is in the cards for the Wolverines on Tuesday night, it will give the Wolverines every opportunity to pick up another important two points.

Blizzard Outlook

The OCN Blizzard are losers of five straight and have gone just 2-7-1-0 over their last ten games.

Although OCN’s roster has changed significantly since the last time the Wolverines saw them in November, it certainly won’t be an easy one as the Blizzard has been close in a lot of their losses.

Blizzard goaltending tandem of Danick Rodrigue and Zack Cloutier has been a big reason why the club continues to give teams a hard time and it will most likely be no different on Tuesday.

Boston Bird leads the way offensively with 11 goals and 19 assists in 36 games.

News and Notes

The Wolverines currently sit in sixth place in the MJHL standings, tied with the fifth-place Oil Capitals who hold one game in hand.

Scoring the second most powerplay goals in the league (50), the Wolverines 23.1% conversion rate on the man-advantage ranks 4th percentage-wise.

Jaymes Knee continues to score at a point-per-game pace with 14 goals and 29 assists in 43 games.

Alex Lucken will be suiting up in his 99th MJHL career regular-season game while Matthew Kasoski will also take part in his 99th game of his Junior ‘A’ career between the MJHL and AJHL.

After Tuesday night, the Wolverines will have a pair of days off from game action before hitting the road to Portage and Winnipeg for an overnight road trip.

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.