The Waywayseecappo Wolverines almost pulled off another miracle comeback for the second straight game, but this time was denied in a shootout by the OCN Blizzard, losing 5-4 in the skills competition.
The Wolverines thought they were down and out when Miguel Bouvier scored the 4-2 goal for the Blizzard with 3:17 left in the game, but two Jack Clarke goals later, and the game went to overtime.
The Wolverines started the scoring when Cedar Vanderkley scored his first goal of his MJHL career on the powerplay from a screened shot that got past Tomas Anderson.
The Blizzard answered back when Quincy Supprien had a great individual effort and slipped the puck past Kaiden Kirkwood.
Adam Belzil scored later on to make it 2-1 before the first period was over.
The Blizzard scored the only goal in the second period when Riley See scored on a one-time on the powerplay to give the Blizzard a 3-1 lead into the third period.
The Wolverines got within one goal early in the period, after killing off a nearly two minute 5-on-3 penalty kill. After the two penalties ended, the puck moved out of the Wolverines zone right when Thomas Kaufield and Lucas Perry left the box, and the two went in on a 2-on-0. Lucas Perry got the goal to make it 3-2.
Near the end of the game, Bouvier scored to put the Blizzard up by two with three minutes left to go.
But Jack Clarke had other plans, as he would score twice in 24 seconds to tie it up in regulation, giving the Wolverines at least one point in the game.
After no scoring in overtime, the shootout went six rounds with the Blizzard getting goals by Riley See, Quincy Supprien and Eric Mork. The Wolverines got goals in the shootout by Ben Roulette and Sean Williams.
The Wolverines finished the game outshot 36-25 in the game.
It’s the final game for the Wolverines before the Christmas break. Both teams will face off when they return to action, playing in Waywayseecappo on January 4th at 7:30pm.