Wolverines ride six-goal first period to win

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines rode a big first period all the way to a 6-3 win over the Winnipeg Freeze.

The Wolverines only scored in one period, but it was enough to hold off Winnipeg in the second game in two nights between the two.

Waywayseecappo got off to good start, when Jackson Roth skated around the offensive zone and was able to snipe it past Michael O’Sullivan just 1:27 into it.

Wayway added another when it was Aiden Ziprick from the point to make it 2-0.

Winnipeg scored right after though, when Kyle Grysiuk was able to get past a Wolverines defencemen and backhand it over Tresor Wotton on a breakaway.

But a few minutes later, Leyton Smith added another for the Wolverines to make it 3-1.

Andrew Boucher later on got one that had to be discussed because it just trickled past the goal line.

And then Aiden Ziprick scored his second of the game to make it 5-1 and chase O’Sullivan from the goal.

Keegan Gordon came in for Winnipeg, but gave one up early on when Sean Williams got his first as a Wolverine to make it 6-1 at the end of the first period.

In the second, Winnipeg started a comeback, when Eric Mork scored a powerplay goal from a point shot.

Later on, Kyle Grysiuk from a nice passing play involving Trey Sellen, made it 6-3 heading into the 3rd.

But in the third, there was no scoring, with the closest chance, a Tresor Wotton incredible save halfway through the period.

Wotton stopped 21 shots in the win, while Keegan Gordon stopped 25 of 26 in relief. O’Sullivan stopped 10 of 15.

Only five minors were called in the game, with Winnipeg getting the only powerplay goal.

The Wolverines next game is on Tuesday, when they take on the Swan Valley Stampeders at 7:30pm.