The Waywayseecappo Wolverines sent the largest crowd of the season home happy after a 4-3 win over the Swan Valley Stampeders.
The crowd of 489, mostly dressed in orange for the Truth and Reconciliation Game, was on their feet after the Wolverines started strong in the first period.
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines took the lead on a shorthanded goal by Josh Peppler at 12:57 in the first period. The shorty was the second of the young season for Peppler.
The Wolverines continued their special teams success, with a powerplay goal by Logan Wotton early on in the second period.
But Swan Valley was quick to answer exactly a minute later as Callum Fortin finished off a nice passing play to put the Stampeders within one.
The Wolverines regained their two goal lead with Troy Hamilton taking a few shots at putting it past Dylan Black, finally being able to do it at 8:34.
Waywayseecappo added another one 10:10 as Logan Wotton scored his second of the game.
In the third, Swan Valley started a comeback, with two goals in the first half of the period.
Brad Fortin scored at 2:30 on the powerplay, while Jordan Gagnon scored at 9:02 to make it a one goal game.
But the Wolverines shut the door after that, behind Liam Tereposky’s 36 saves in the game to take the win.
On the Stampeders side, Dylan Black stopped 31 shots.
The two teams will meet again on Saturday in Swan Valley at 7:00pm.