Conrad Phillips scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season while Colin Ahern stopped 19 of 21 shots sent his way to help lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to their third straight win in a 4-2 victory over the OCN Blizzard on Tuesday night.
Just 4:35 into the first period Conrad Phillips picked up where he left off last game and snapped home his 20th of the season to give the Wolverines an early 1-0 lead.
Linemates Rayman Bassi and Jaymes Knee added assists on the scoring play.
With 6:28 to play in the period, OCN’s Aidan Litke found a break in coverage and beat Colin Ahern on a breakaway to tie the game up at 1-1.
Tied going into the second, it wasn’t until the midway mark of the period things would change.
Cody Thompson fired a slapshot from the neutral zone that would hit the end boards and bounce in off of Danick Rodrigue. The unassisted marker gave the Wolverines a 2-1 lead.
1:29 after Thompson put the Wolverines in front, Kris Bladen would add to their lead. Jacob Charko made a slick backhand pass to a wide-open Bladen in the slot. Bladen made no mistake and snapped it past Rodrigue to give the Wolverines a 3-1 lead.
In the third period, OCN would get on the board and come within one goal of the Wolverines when Cole Haukaas scored a controversial goal to make it 3-2 Wolverines.
Only 1:10 after the Blizzard got back on the board, Conrad Phillips would fire home his 21st of the season on the powerplay to give the Wolverines their two-goal lead back.
That would be all from The Pas as the Wolverines would come away with a 4-2 win to give themselves another much-needed win to keep pace in the upper echelon of the MJHL standings.
Tuesday’s win vaults the Wolverines into fifth place, two points ahead of Virden with the Oil Capitals holding two games in hand.
Now 25-17-4-2 on the season, the Wolverines will have a couple of days off before heading south for an overnight road trip with stops in Portage la Prairie on Friday and Winnipeg on Saturday.