Wolverines survive with shootout win

After coughing up a 4-1 lead, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines got a shootout win over the Winnipeg Blues by the score of 5-4.

Andrew Boucher scored the winning goal and Liam Tereposky made the game winning save to give the Wolverines the win before the Christmas break.

In the first period, the Wolverines got out to a good start when Andrew Boucher scored 3:04 into the period. The goal was scored on the powerplay.

Another powerplay goal was scored when Lonan Bulger fired it past Dawson Cowan to make it 2-0 for the Wolverines.

The first period was chaotic as 13 penalties were given to the two sides.

In the second, the Blues got back in it when Garett Zasitko got his stick on a shot that ended up beating Liam Tereposky.

But the Wolverines got another powerplay goal when Reagan Rabbit beat Cowan to make it 3-1. That goal was the end of the night for Cowan.

The Wolverines got one more when Luke Robson beat Dawson Green.

In the third, the Blues came back strong, scoring three goals in the opening 11 minutes of the period.

Josiah Vanderhooft got his 19th of the year to make it 4-2.

Three minutes later, Tyler Teasdale made it 4-3, and then Garett Zasitko scored his second of the game to tie it up at 4.

Near the end of regulation, Liam Tereposky stopped two breakaways to keep it 4-4.

In overtime, the Wolverines had a powerplay chance when Jake Dale was called for hooking, but Waywayseecappo couldn’t get one past Green.

In the shootout, Tereposky and Green stopped their first three shots each. Then Andrew Boucher got the first goal in the shootout and Liam Tereposky made the save on the other side for the win.

Tereposky stoped 26 saves in the win, along with four saves in the shootout. Green made 12 saves in relief.

It was both teams last game for 2021.

The Wolverines sit second place in the West Division with a 20-8-2 record, good for 42 points. It’s also the third best record in the league.

The Wolverines next game will be against Steinbach on January 7th at the Waywayseecappo Arena.