Wolverines Prove To Be Too Much In Win Over Oil Capitals

Anthony Bilka scored twice and added an assist while Conrad Phillips notched three assists to help lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 5-2 win over the Virden Oil Capitals on Thursday night.

It was an uneventful first period between the two clubs in their first meeting of the young season. The Wolverines would get three chances on the man-advantage but just couldn’t get many high-quality scoring chances.

Early in the second period, the Oil Capitals would hit the post right before the Wolverines would head the other way and hit the cross-bar.

Moments later, Anthony Bilka would tip home a Lonan Bulger point shot to give the Wolverines an early 1-0 lead in the second. Conrad Phillips also chipped in an assist on the scoring play.

Two minutes later, Regan Rabbit doubled the Wolverines lead when his shot from the half-wall found its way through traffic past Dalton Dosch.

Anthony Bilka would stuff home a rebound at the side of the net less than three minutes later to give the Wolverines a 3-0 edge over the Oil Capitals.

A few minutes later, Hunter Cloutier scored to cut the Wolverines lead to 3-1. The Wolverines would head into the third period on the penalty kill and would continue to push and gain momentum despite the penalty.

After getting back to 5-on-5, Jack Kennedy would cap off a nice passing play on an early third-period powerplay when his slap shot beat a sprawling Dosch to put the Wolverines in front, 4-1.

Late in the third, Kolten Kanaski would bring the Oil Capitals within two when he buried a rebound home at the side of the net, but that would be as close as it would get after Jaymes Knee put the game away with an empty netter.

On the night, the Wolverines powerplay scored for a fourth straight game while they outshot the Oil Capitals, 32-30.

Thomson Phinney picked up his sixth victory of the season to tie Matt Lenz for most wins in the league. The 5-2 win improves the Wolverines record to 7-2-1-0, good enough for second place in the MJHL standings.

After a day off from game action on Friday, the Wolverines will return to home ice as they are set to host the Winkler Flyers at 7:30.