Wolverines Set For Battle Against Blizzard

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will cap off their two-game homestand on Wednesday night when the visiting OCN Blizzard return for the first time since Halloween night.

On Tuesday night, the Wolverines picked up a crucial 3-2 win over the Virden Oil Capitals in a game that saw the Wolverines compete for a full sixty-minute effort.

Virden opened the scoring before Jack Kennedy and Kieran Thiessen added goals in the first period. Rayman Bassi scored early in the second while Virden would get one in the third, but that’s as close as they would get.

The Wolverines will get a shot at redemption Wednesday night when the Blizzard pay a visit to the Arena Complex. On Halloween night, everything went right for OCN as the Blizzard skated to an 8-2 win during a game that saw the Wolverines outshoot their opponent, 32-22.

Wednesday nights’ game is certainly one that has been marked on the Wolverines calendar.

Blizzard Outlook

With 1/3 of the regular season in the books, the OCN Blizzard come into Wednesday night battling for the eighth and final playoff spot in the MJHL.

Since taking down the Wolverines on Halloween night, OCN has gone 2-3-0-0, picking up wins over Virden and Swan Valley.

Most recently, the Blizzard dropped back-to-back games on home ice against Winkler and Selkirk. Tonight’s game in Waywayseecappo starts a busy stretch for the Blizzard as they’ll play four games in the next five nights.

Leading the way for the Blizzard has been rookie, Boston Bird, and veteran Defenceman, Darren Gisti. The goaltending duo of Danick Rodrigue and Zack Cloutier has been solid for the club with the two Quebec puck-stoppers splitting time evenly.

News and Notes

The Wolverines enter the action on Wednesday night in fifth place in the MJHL with 27 points, only four points back of the first place Portage Terriers.

The top-two powerplay units for the Wolverines have been on fire as of late, moving the puck extremely well and capitalizing on their opportunities with the man-advantage.

OCN boasts a league-worst penalty kill (69.6%) that the Wolverines will need to take advantage of on Wednesday.

Wolverines defenceman, Matt Kasowski is nearing a return from injury and could make an appearance in the next couple of games if not on Wednesday.

After tonight’s game, the Wolverines will have two days off from regular-season action before they return to the grind on Saturday night in Selkirk and Sunday night against Steinbach.

Where to Watch

Watch tonight’s game between the Wolverines and Blizzard live on HockeyTV.com or follow the Wolverines on Twitter @mjhlWolverines for live game updates.

Fans can also tune into thepasonline.com or listen on 102.9 CJAR in The Pas.