The Waywayseecappo Wolverines skated to a 4-2 win over the Dauphin Kings on Tuesday night to pick up their third straight win to start the season.
It was another fast-paced start to the first period for the Wolverines. Coming out of the gate with speed, Waywayseecappo was able to get some quality chances but just couldn’t capitalize.
Both clubs would have their chance on the powerplay in the first period and strikeout.
Eight minutes into the second period, Anthony Bilka would score his first of the season on a tip in front of the Kings net to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead. Rayman Bassi and Nick Doule would pick up assists on the scoring play.
After some back and forth action, Dauphin would capitalize on a shorthanded marker. Avery Smith would beat Thomson Phinney to tie the game at 1-1. On the same Wolverines powerplay, Matt Kasowski would strike to give the Wolverines their lead back. Alex Lucken and Jaymes Knee would draw the assists on the powerplay goal.
It was another quick start for the Wolverines in the third period. This time, Ryley Cardinal’s one-timer would find the twine to give the Wolverines a 3-1 lead with twin brother, Austin picking up the primary assist and Alex Lucken adding his second of the night.
No more than three minutes later, Cole DeKoninck would beat Phinney on the powerplay to cut the Wolverines lead to 3-2.
With under two minutes to play, the Kings would get a chance on the powerplay and pull their goaltender, but the Wolverines would hang on thanks to a pair of perfect saves from Thomson Phinney.
Matthew Swanson would score on the empty net from centre ice to secure the win and give the Wolverines a 4-2 score.
Next up for the Wolverines is a road trip north to play Swan Valley and OCN on Thursday and Friday of this week.