Wolverines Suffer First Loss and Pick Up Lone Point, Dropping 2-1 Overtime Decision to Virden

It just wasn’t meant to be on Saturday night in Waywayseecappo.

The Wolverines fell to the Virden Oil Capitals 2-1 in overtime to suffer their first loss of the 2018-19 season. Despite losing in extra time to the Oil Caps, the Wolverines managed to pick up a point and now sit at 5-0-1-0.

It was the Virden Oil Capitals who would open the scoring for the second straight game with just 23 seconds left in the period when Dylan Halliday and Jack Einarson connected with Hunter Cloutier on the powerplay.

Although no goals were scored during the second period, there was no shortage of action as the two teams who’ve played each other for three consecutive games started to get heated. Combining for 78 penalty minutes in the frame, the two teams would head into the break and lick their wounds preparing for a big third period.

The Wolverines found themselves in some more penalty trouble in the first ten minutes of the third period, taking a pair of penalties they were able to kill off. But, for the second straight game, Trygve Many Guns scored a crucial goal for the Wolverines midway through the third, tying the game at 1-1 on his fifth of the season from Morgan Poirier.

It would take overtime for the second straight game between the Oil Caps and Wolverines, but this time it was Virden who would come out on top when Jack Einarson got past a sprawling Wolverines defender to score 54 seconds into overtime.

Isaac LaBelle was as steady as they come stopping 25 of 27 shots while the Wolverines penalty kill was put to the test, killing off 8 of 9 chances on the night.

The Wolverines will get back to work on Sunday night in Waywayseecappo when they host the Selkirk Steelers at 6:00.