The Waywayseecappo Wolverines picked up their third straight win on Sunday night and moved into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot, beating the Winkler Flyers 3-2
You could sure see a jump in the step of the Wolverines in the first period. Within the first ten minutes, Waywayseecappo had a pair of quality chances.
The play would even out and the Wolverines would surrender the first goal on the powerplay after taking three in a row. Eric Fawkes would pound home a one-timer past Isaac LaBelle on a nice passing play with only 36 seconds left.
Just before the period expired, Winkler would take a penalty which would turn out costing them a goal in the first minute of the second.
Greg Lee found the back of the net on the powerplay to tie the game at 1-1 with Kylar Fenton and Brandon Lawson drawing assists.
Seven minutes later, the Wolverines would take their first lead of the night. Gerrick Ripley was Johnny on the spot and put away a rebound in front that found his stick. Preston Seymour and Michael Heitkamp got the play going, both notching assists on the scoring play.
After taking three penalties in the first, the Wolverines would take just one minor in the second and skate away with a 2-1 lead after forty minutes of play.
Just like they did in the second, the Wolverines would score at an identical time in the third. After putting pressure on the Flyers, Conrad Phillips would get a greasy goal off a stick in front and give the Wolverines a 3-1 lead. Gerrick Ripley would get his second point of the night on the assist, while Nick Doyle would pick up his first of the evening.
With a 3-1 lead, the Winklers Flyers wouldn’t go down lightly. With just 3:33 to play, Colton Friesen would beat a sprawling LaBelle and cut the Wolverines lead to 3-2.
Winkler would pull their goalie and the Wolverines would hang on to take a 3-2 victory, moving into
Now 22-24-2-2 on the season, the Wolverines and Flyers won’t have to wait long for the rematch as the two clubs meet on Tuesday night in Winkler.