The Waywayseecappo Wolverines booked their spot in the MJHL postseason on Friday night in Virden, beating the Oil Capitals 4-2.
It took ten minutes for each team to settle down in the first period after some back and forth play, but it would be the Oil Capitals who struck first.
At 12:28, Ben Dalke would beat Isaac LaBelle in tight to give Virden a 1-0 lead.
Just one minute later, the Wolverines found a response. Anthony Bilka stepped into a slap shot and beat Dalton Dosch to tie the game up at 1-1. The Wolverines penalty kill would go to work and kill off a pair of Oil Caps’ chances to exit the first period locked at ones.
In the second period, the two clubs would almost make it out without scoring until the Wolverines struck late.
With 1:05 to play, Nick Doyle banged in the rebound after Dosch made an incredible save. Nonetheless, Waywayseecappo would exit the ice after forty minutes of play, leading the Oil Capitals 2-1.
In the third period, the Wolverines put their foot on the gas and didn’t look back.
Midway through the frame, Jake Bestul continued his hot streak and beat Dosch to give the Wolverines a 3-1 lead.
The Oil Capitals would pull their goalie for the extra attacker late in the game and Jayden Wojciehowski would beat LaBelle to cut their deficit to 3-2.
With one minute to play, Virden would pull their goalie once again. This time, Jake Bestul would fight his way to the puck and score on the empty net for his second of the night to put the Wolverines in front, 4-2.
Time would run out and the Waywayseecappo Wolverines would skate away with a 4-2 victory to improve their record to 25-24-2-3 and punch their ticket to the 2019 MJHL playoffs.
Next up for the Wolverines is a date with the Steinbach Pistons on Sunday in Waywayseecappo at 6:00 p.m.