Nick Doyle scored a goal and added an assist while Colin Ahern stopped 15 of 16 shots to help lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 3-1 victory over the Neepawa Natives on Tuesday night.
It was the Wolverines who opened the scoring in the first twenty minutes of play. Kris Bladen took a pass from Kieran Thiessen and ripped it over the glove of Dawson Green to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead.
That would be all on the score sheet in the first period as neither team took a penalty,
On an early Wolverines powerplay in the second, Nick Doyle would lose his stick and Bradley Marshall would streak in on a breakaway.
Marshall made no mistake and beat Colin Ahern upstairs to tie the game up at 1-1 with his short-handed marker.
Less than ten minutes later, the Wolverines would respond and retake the lead. Anthony Bilka tipped in a Nick Doyle point shot that sneaked through and found the back of the net to put the Wolverines in front, 2-1.
Rayman Bassi drew the secondary assist on the scoring play.
The Wolverines would hold onto that lead going into the third period despite taking a pair of less than ideal minor penalties.
On an early powerplay in the third, the Wolverines would cash in. Nick Doyle would hold on to the puck and fire it home to give the Wolverines a 3-1 lead.
Jack Kennedy picked up the lone assist on the powerplay marker.
Doyle’s third-period goal would hold and the Wolverines would skate to an important victory in the MJHL standings.
Now 26-20-4-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have a couple of days off between games before they hit the road on Friday night to take on the Swan Valley Stampeders.