The Wolverines scored four unanswered goals in the third period on route to a 4-1 come-back victory over the SJHL’s Yorkton Terriers on Thursday night during inter-league preseason action.
Through the first ten minutes of the first period, neither team would get a high-quality scoring chance. With the shots tied at 6-6, Thomson Phinney would make a pair of big saves to keep the game scoreless.
With 6:42 to play, Yorkton would get on the board and take a 1-0 lead when Evan Sare picked up a rebound in front and beat Thomson Phinney.
It was all Wolverines through the first 12 minutes of the second period thanks to a pair of powerplays. Although the Wolverines weren’t able to capitalize, it shifted the momentum of the period.
Shortly after the Wolverines would get into some penalty trouble of their own and spend the last six minutes of the period killing off a pair of minor penalties.
Just as the buzzer rang for the end of the second, Jack Kennedy knocked the puck out of mid-air with no time left on the clock to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the break. Charlie Kashmark and Anthony Bilka connected for the assists.
The Wolverines came out in the third period ready to play. Just under six minutes into the final frame, Matthew Swanson grabbed the puck at the side of the net on the powerplay and made no mistake to give the Wolverines a 2-1 lead.
Mid-way through the third, the Wolverines would get a lengthy 5-on-3 powerplay that would lead to Jaymes Knee finding the back of the net to give the Wolverines a 4-1 lead. Jack Kennedy and Noah Westgate hooked up on a nice passing play that would leave Knee alone in front for the tap-in goal.
Just shortly after the initial 5-on-3, the Wolverines would get another. This time, Anthony Bilka was Johnny on the spot and smacked it home to put the Wolverines in front, 4-1.
Austin Cardinal would drop the gloves late in the third period and the Wolverines would end off the game with a powerplay.
Jack Kennedy would add to the Wolverines lead late in the frame for his second of the night with Noah Westgate and Thomas Hansell picking up assists.
The 5-1 win marks the Wolverines third straight in the preseason and second straight win against the Terriers in the preseason.
For the second straight game, the Wolverines goaltending tandem was solid. On this night, both Thomson Phinney and Liam Tereposky were solid when called upon. The Wolverines led the shot clock, 45-20.
The Wolverines will get a break on Friday night before they host the Virden Oil Capitals at home on Saturday night at 7:30.