The Waywayseecappo Wolverines capped off an exciting evening at home on Saturday night, defeating the Winkler Flyers 3-2 in overtime on a tip from Morgan Poirier.
The Flyers jumped on the Wolverines just 18 seconds into the first period when Connor Beebe notched his second of the season to pull ahead 1-0. Both the Flyers and Wolverines would go 0 for 3 on their man-advantages, while Waywayseecappo would lead the shot clock, 8-5.
With four powerplay opportunities in the first ten minutes of the second, the Wolverines would capitalize on two of their chances. Michael Heitkamp would score his first junior goal to tie the game at 1-1 just 4:29 into the frame. Jaymes Knee added the lone helper on the goal.
Just five minutes after Heitkamp tied the game, Trygve Many Guns got his seventh goal of the season with his powerplay strike which would put the Wolverines in front 2-1. Jaymes Knee would pick up his second assist of the night, while Riley Vautour would add his ninth helper of the year.
Winkler would head to the powerplay shortly after where Griffin Leonard would score just as the Flyers man-advantage expired, tying things up at 2-2 heading into the break.
The Wolverines wouldn’t make it easy on themselves in the third period as they took three penalties and managed to kill off all three with great work from their unit. Both teams would trade a few chances and would need extra time to find a winner.
Eric Fawkes would trip Nick Doyle in overtime, setting up the Wolverines powerplay for a 4 on 3 man-advantage. Getting set up in Winkler’s zone, Waywayseecappo had a few chances before Morgan Poirier would score the overtime winner, giving the Wolverines their second straight win. Nick Doyle and Trygve Many Guns added assists on the overtime winner.
The win would snap Winkler’s five-game win streak and move the Wolverines record to 9-6-1.
Isaac LaBelle stopped 17 of 19 shots sent his way, while the Wolverines offense was humming, firing 34 shots on the Flyers net. Waywayseecappo’s powerplay also found their stride, connecting on 3 of 7 chances on the night.
The weekend wraps up on Sunday night when the Portage Terriers make a visit to the Waywayseecappo Arena Complex at 6:00.