Wolverines Meet Natives For First Outing Since Opening Weekend

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will cap off their three-game homestand with a visit from the Neepawa Natives for the first time since opening night.

After a tough end to the month of November, the Wolverines kicked off December with a key 3-2 win over the Winkler Flyers on Tuesday.

Winkler opened the scoring before the Wolverines scored three straight. Winkler would cut into the lead late in the third period with their goalie pulled for the extra attacker, but Liam Tereposky and the rest of the Wolverines would shut down the Flyers and take the 3-2 win.

Head to Head

As mentioned, it’s been quite some time since the Wolverines and Natives met back near the middle of September on opening weekend in the MJHL.

Back on the 20 & 21 of September, the Wolverines downed the Natives by scores of 4-1 and 4-0.

In those pair of games, Jaymes Knee scored twice and added two assists.

Natives Outlook

Exactly one week ago, Neepawa earned just their fourth win of the season in a 2-1 triumph over the Swan Valley Stampeders.

More recently, Neepawa dropped a 5-1 loss to the Portage Terriers on Wednesday night in Portage.

Leading the way for Neepawa this season has been second-year forward, Eli Lieffers who has scored 10 goals and 18 assists in 29 games.

After parting ways with Ethan Peterson, Neepawa went out and acquired 20-year-old Michael Davis from the Swan Valley Stampeders who will be expected to carry the bulk of the starts for the Natives moving forward.

News and Notes

Coming into Friday night, the Wolverines enter the action tied in fourth place with the Swan Valley Stampeders with 36 points.

Just as close as they are to the top of the standings, the Wolverines are only five points ahead of the eighth-place Virden Oil Capitals.

Wolverines goaltender, Liam Tereposky has put together three quality starts in a row, picking up two wins and a save percentage of over .900 in those starts.

Following Friday night’s game, the Wolverines will play their next three games on the road in Neepawa, Dauphin, and Virden.

Where to Watch

Watch tonight’s game between the Wolverines and Natives live on HockeyTV.com or follow the Wolverines on Twitter @mjhlWolverines for live game updates.