The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will look for the weekend sweep of the Winkler Flyers on Saturday night after coming out of Friday night with a 3-2 come from behind victory.
Fans can expect another tight battle on Saturday night as the Wolverines look to hold their fifth-place position in the MJHL standings.
Head to Head
After picking up a 3-2 win on Friday night, the Wolverines record improved to 3-1-0-1 through their first five contests against the Flyers.
After Eric Fawkes opened the scoring in the first period on Friday night, Jaymes Knee tipped home a Rayman Bassi point shot to tie the game at 1-1 at 8:24 of the second.
With 24 seconds to play in the period, Alex Cattani broke the tie and gave Winkler the 2-1 lead heading into the final twenty minutes after he beat Colin Ahern glove side.
In the third period, the Wolverines took over. On a beautiful passing play between Alex Rivet and Jacob Charko, Kieran Thiessen took a pass and beat Dylan Meilun to tie the game once again.
On a powerplay midway through the third, Anthony Bilka got a piece of a Nick Doyle point shot to give the Wolverines their first lead of the night.
Winkler would pull Meilun for the extra attacker but would take a penalty and that would be all as the Wolverines would pick up an important 3-2 win.
News and Notes
The Wolverines are now 4-0-1-0 in their last five and will look to pick up at least a point in their last six straight.
Colin Ahern started in his 15th straight game on Friday night and is expected to get the call once again.
The Wolverines hold their fifth-place position, two points ahead of sixth-place Virden and four points ahead of seventh-place Dauphin heading into Saturday night.
With a 22.8% conversion rate, the Wolverines hold the league’s third-best powerplay unit.
Rayman Bassi is set to play in his 100th CJHL game on Saturday night.
The Wolverines will have three games left in their regular-season schedule after Saturday night which resumes on Tuesday in Waywayseecappo against the OCN Blizzard.
Where To Watch
Watch tonight’s game between the Wolverines and Flyers live on HockeyTV.com or follow the Wolverines on Twitter @mjhlWolverines for live game updates.