Wolverines Speed Kills In Home Opening Victory

Tyler Shetland scored twice while Jaymes Knee and Conrad Phillips added singles on the way to a 4-0 win over the Neepawa Natives on Saturday night in Waywayseecappo.

Thomson Phinney made 15 saves for his first career MJHL shutout.

For the second straight night, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines came out of the gate with speed to burn. Tyler Shetland snapped one past Ethan Peterson to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead with his powerplay goal. Conrad Phillips made a nice play to Shetland to pick up an assist.

The native of Laguna Hills, California was feeling it. At 17:35 of the first, Shetland found the back of the net to give the Wolverines a 2-0 lead on his second goal of the night. Gerrik Ripley and Jaymes Knee added assists on the scoring play.

It was all Wolverines in the second period as the club led 27-6 on the shot clock with five minutes to play in the period. Despite heavily outshooting Neepawa, the game would remain 2-0 in favor of the Wolverines heading into the third.

Waywayseecappo would step on the gas in the third period and add to their lead.

Conrad Phillips slapped home a one-timer on the back door into a wide-open net to increase the Wolverines lead to 3-0. Gerrik Ripley connected with Rayman Bassi to get the scoring play started.

Just four minutes later, Jaymes Knee would beat Peterson upstairs to make it 4-0 Wolverines with under eight minutes to play in the third. Gerrik Ripley notched his third assist of the night while Noah Westgate added the other.

The Wolverines would continue to pressure the Natives until the final buzzer and would come away with their second straight win in as many games to open the season 2-0-0-0.

Next up for the club is a home date with the Dauphin Kings on Tuesday night in Waywayseecappo at 7:30.