It wasn’t pretty, but the Waywayseecappo Wolverines scored three unanswered goals in the third period to overcome a 3-1 deficit and take an important 4-3 victory over the OCN Blizzard.
It was all Wolverines in the early going of period one, but despite heavily outshooting the Blizzard, OCN would strike first when Bryden Sinclar tapped one home on the doorstep off a nice pass out front.
Waywayseecappo would go 0 for 3 on the powerplay and outshoot OCN 18-9 in the process.
The Wolverines would continue to move their feet in the first few minutes of the second period and would tie the game at 1-1. Anthony Bilka walked down the left wing and zipped a shot over the shoulder of Josh Bond less than three minutes in.
OCN would answer back no more 40 seconds later when Matt Vandal beat Isaac LaBelle to give the Blizzard their one-goal lead back. Cory Checco would add to the Blizzard lead just past the midway mark of the period and the Wolverines would exit the ice after forty minutes, down 3-1.
Whatever was said in the locker room between periods sure worked for Taylor Harnett and the Wolverines on Friday night.
Waywayseecappo would turn it on and take over the game. Greg Lee got things going early in the third with his powerplay marker which brought the Wolverines within one at 6:59.
Next up was Conrad Phillips who took the puck on a shorthanded 2-on-1 and held on to snap one past Bond to tie the game up at 3-3. One minute later, Dylan Soosay would get the puck and tuck one home on a wraparound to give the Wolverines their first lead of the night.
Waywayseecappo would keep up the pace and take the 4-3 win over the Blizzard. It was an offensive outburst for the Wolverines who outshot their opponent 54-25.
Now 21-24-2-2 on the season, Waywayseecappo will have a day off before hosting the Winkler Flyers on Sunday night at 6:00 in Waywayseecappo.
With the Winkler Flyers losing 5-4 on Friday night, Waywayseecappo now sits two points back of the Flyers for the eighth and final playoff spot.