Wolverines lose close on to Pistons

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines made the second half of a back to back with the Steinbach Pistons a lot closer, but still dropped a 2-1 decision.

The Wolverines and Pistons played a great defensive game, where special teams ended up being the biggest factor.

The two teams didn’t score until the second period, where Neo Kiemeney scored the first goal of the game 11:54 into the frame on the powerplay.

But the Pistons tied it up very quickly after when James Fuchs scored his 20th of the season when a puck was knocked off of Sean Williams and into the net to make it 1-1.

In the third period, the Pistons took the lead on the powerplay when Connor Paronuzzi scored by tucking it by Kaiden Kirkwood to make it 2-1.

The Wolverines were never really able to get enough pressure the rest of the way, as they were outshot 16-6 in the final period.

Both teams scored one powerplay goal in the game.

Kaiden Kirkwood stopped 35 of 37 shots in the loss. Cole Plowman stopped 29 of 20 shots.

With the win, the Pistons clinched first spot in the MJHL for the regular season.  Meanwhile for the Wolverines, they are still five points back of Neepawa for the final playoff spot.

The Wolverines next game will be on Tuesday in Swan River when they take on the Stampders.