Wolverines Look to Split Second Half of Back to Back Against Pistons

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will have their shot at redemption less than 24-hours after the Steinbach Pistons picked up a 4-1 win when the two clubs meet for battle in Waywayseecappo at 6:00 on Sunday night.

Special teams were the name of the game in the loss for Waywayseecappo on Saturday night as the Wolverines capitalized on just 1 of 9 powerplay chances while the Pistons were able to convert on  2 of 5.

Steinbach holds the best penalty kill percentage in the MJHL at 86% and it certainly showed on Saturday night as they were able to keep the Wolverines to the perimeter. The Wolverines 13.6% conversion rate on the powerplay will have to find a way to put the puck in the net when they get their chances in the rematch on Sunday.

Keys to The Game

Waywayseecappo will need to get off to a better start on Sunday after the Pistons outshot the Wolverines 11-0 in the first ten minutes of Saturday’s contest. Despite battling back and almost evening out the shot clock, Steinbach was able to stay hungry and capitalize on their chances.

“We’ve got to find ways to protect the front of our net, that’s on everybody,” said Wolverines Head Coach and General Manager, Taylor Harnett. “We have to touch up on that. We had our chances and we just have to bear down. It’s something that we’ve struggled with all season long.”

Isaac LaBelle did his part in the loss as he was able to give the Wolverines a chance in stopping 30 of 33 shots which included a number of quality saves.

News and Notes

The Wolverines could get a boost to the lineup which would see the return of Brandon Lawson and Kylar Fenton after the pair missed Saturday’s game with an illness.

Karstin McDonald picked up his second assist in as many games for the Wolverines since being acquired at the trade deadline from the Yorkton Terriers.

You can watch tonights game on hockeytv.com or follow along on twitter @mjhlWolverines for updates.