Wolverines Surrender Four Unanswered In High Scoring Loss To Terriers

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines gave up a two-goal lead in the third period and would see the Portage Terriers score four unanswered goals on their way to a 7-5 come from behind win over the Wolverines on Saturday night.

There was certainly no shortage of excitement throughout the majority of Saturday nights tilt.

After Joey Moffatt opened the scoring for Portage, his older brother Brody tied the game at 1-1 with his one-timer on a beautiful passing play on the man-advantage coming from Tyler Leibl and Nick Doyle.

Over the next five minutes, the Wolverines would pot two more on the powerplay.

First, Nick Doyle one-timed a pass from Brody Moffatt that found the back of the net with Tyler Leibl picking up his second assist of the game.

Less than two minutes later, Rayman Bassi would carry the puck behind the night and curl to center a pass to a wide-open Conrad Phillips who would make no mistake, slapping home the rebound to give the Wolverines a 3-1 lead.

In the second period, it was all Terriers. McPhee and Hadley would strike only four minutes apart to tie the game up at 3-3 early in the second.

With 1:40 to play, Anthony Bilka would get his own rebound off a wrap-around to give the Wolverines a 4-3 lead heading into the third period. Nick Doyle picked up his third point of the night with the lone assist.

3:38 into the third, Matt Swanson would get a bounce and find the back of the net to give the Wolverines a 5-3 lead. Kris Bladen would continue to find his way on the scoresheet with the assists on the goal.

Over the next eight minutes, Portage would score four times including two on the man-advantage that would give them a 7-5 lead.

Waywayseecappo would get a late powerplay and pull goaltender, Thomson Phinney for the extra attacker but that would be all from Portage la Prairie as the Wolverines would surrender four unanswered goals on the way to a 7-5 loss to the Terriers.

Now 11-7-2-1 on the season, the Wolverines will have a couple of days off from their schedule before Tuesday night’s matchup against the Virden Oil Capitals in Waywayseecappo at 7:30.