Wolverines win crazy game against Freeze

Every time the Waywayseecappo Wolverines head to the Hockey For All Centre in Winnipeg, they seem to play an abnormal kind of game, and Sunday night was no different.

The Wolverines came back from two goals once and three goals once to beat the Winnipeg Freeze 9-7 in a chaotic game.

The game started pretty tame, with only one goal scored in the first period.

Sean Williams got his team-leading 15th goal of the season on the powerplay from Jack Clarke and Garett Zasitko, as he was able to tuck it around Freeze goalie Braxton Burdeny.

The second period is where the game went crazy though, as Winnipeg scored three straight to start off the period.

Wyatt Taron, Nicholas Carlson and Declan Whiteman scored in the first eleven minutes of the period to give the Freeze a big 3-1 lead. The three goals led to the Wolverines replacing Kaiden Kirkwood with Jase Wareham.

But the Wolverines started chipping away, when once again on the powerplay, Guerin Apperley was able to beat the Freeze netminder.

A minute later, Thomas Kaufield was able to get a tap-in to tie the game up at three a piece.

The Wolverines took the lead when Sean Williams scored on another powerplay goal to take a 4-3 lead.

In the third period, the game got crazier, as the Freeze were able to score four goals in the first 8 and a half minutes to take a 7-4 lead. Tyson Sperber, Jayden Ward,  Peyton Allard and Ashton Cuvelier scored within five minutes of each other to give the Freeze a huge three goal lead with ten minutes remaining in the game.

But the Wolverines comeback was on, as Sam McPeak got it started with his fifth of the season.

Four minutes later, on the powerplay, Kyle Bochek scored his first as a Wolverine to make it a one goal game.

Then Sean Williams scored his hat trick with just under five minutes left to go to tie the game.

With 2:26 left on the clock, Thomas Kaufield scored his second of the game to give the Wolverines the lead, that they would keep for the rest of the game.

Bochek added an empty netter to give the Wolverines a 9-7 win.

The Wolverines were 4/6 on the powerplay in the game, with the Freeze going 0/2.

Waywayseecappo outshot the Freeze 41-24 in the game.

With the win, and a Neepawa loss on Sunday night against OCN, the Wolverines moved within seven points of Neepawa for the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division.

The Wolverines will finish the 2023 part of their season on Tuesday night against the OCN Blizzard on home ice.