The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will travel north on Friday for the start of a two-game road trip that begins with a meeting against the OCN Blizzard.
Outside of a 4-1 victory over the Neepawa Natives on Tuesday night, it was a quiet week on the schedule for the Wolverines. Prior to the win on Tuesday, the Wolverines enjoyed a much needed six-day break between games.
Just 4-5-1-0 in their last ten games, the Wolverines have eight games left including Friday nights’ tilt against the Blizzard to get on a roll leading into the playoffs.
While it might be the Wolverine’s last trip north to play OCN, the two clubs will meet once more on Tuesday, February 25 in Waywayseecappo.
Head to Head
Outside of an 8-2 loss to the Blizzard on Halloween night in Waywayseecappo, it’s been all Wolverines in their first four meetings.
Just over two weeks ago in The Pas, the Wolverines were able to put together a full sixty-minute effort and skate their way to a 4-2 victory.
The Wolverines have done a great job over their last two meetings of keeping their composure when the game gets rough. Capitalizing on those situations and taking advantage of powerplay opportunities will go a long way if the Wolverines look to have success.
The OCN Blizzard are fresh off an impressive 4-0 win over the Swan Valley Stampeders on Wednesday.
Although the club is just 2-7-1-0 in their last ten, they have gone 2-1-1-0 over their last four which includes a 6-4 win over Selkirk and a 4-3 overtime loss to the third-place Winkler Flyers.
Rookie Forward, Boston Bird continues to lead the Blizzard offensively with 12 goals and 25 assists in 43 games played.
Although the Blizzard aren’t mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, they have plenty to play for with jobs on the line for next season and the ability to play spoiler for teams in contention.
News and Notes
Ahead of Fridays’ matchup against OCN, the Wolverines find themselves in sixth place, two points back of Virden in fifth with one game in hand on the Oil Caps’.
The Wolverines will have a quick turnaround as they will travel to Swan Valley on Saturday to take on the Stampeders at 7:30.
Jaymes Knee sits just one point shy of the 50 point plateau for the season.
After Friday and Saturday in OCN and Swan River, six games remain on the Wolverines schedule including three at home
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.