The Waywayseecappo Wolverines just couldn’t quite beat Dorrin Luding on Saturday night as the club would drop a 5-1 decision to the Winkler Flyers.
For most of the first period, both the Wolverines and Flyers would exchange chances until Ian Tookenay opened the scoring to give Winkler a 1-0 lead.
Just 19 seconds later, Kyle Lamoureux would beat Colin Ahern to put the Flyers up 2-0 late in the first.
The Wolverines would get a chance on the powerplay at the end of the first that would carry over into the second but would have no luck.
Seconds after the Wolverines man-advantage came to an end, the Flyers would respond when Sulivan Shortreed would find the back of the net to put Winkler ahead 3-0.
With another chance on the powerplay, the Wolverines would make the most of their opportunity and capitalize.
Conrad Phillips would jump on a rebound in the slot and make no mistake, beating Goaltender Dorrin Luding for his 25th of the season off the post and in.
Matthew Kasowski and Jaymes Knee added assists on the powerplay marker.
In the third period, Winkler would add to their lead early. Carson Pawlenchuk would beat Colin Ahern to put the Flyers up 4-1.
On a late Flyers powerplay, Drake Burgin’s point shot would find its way to the back of the net giving Winkler a 5-1 lead.
Jacob Charko would drop the gloves late in the third and that would be all from Winkler as the Wolverines would fall 5-1 to the Flyers, splitting their weekend series.
Now 29-21-5-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have a couple of days off from game action before they return to home ice on Tuesday night when they host the OCN Blizzard.