Wednesday 26 November 2014
Spilchal plays hero as Wayway beats Swan Valley in OT; Terriers snap 7game losing streak
The Wayway Wolverines won their 2nd game in a row and their 9th on the season overall as they defeated the Swan Valley Stampeders 3-2 in overtime.
The hometown Stampeders came out with a pretty good start to the opening period as they controlled most of the play and at one point were leading in the shot department 11-2 but it would be the Wolverines getting the lone goal of the 1st period as George Spilchal (pictured above) would sneak one through Stamps' goalie Lasse Petersen for his 10th of the season to give Wayway a 1-0 lead through 20 minutes.
It would stay like until the Stampeders would finally convert on the 4th powerplay attempt as BJ Avery would take a nice feed and go in alone with Mitch Wiebe and he made no mistake for goal number 8 for him on the season to knot things up at 1-1 after 2 periods.
The play would more or less even up early on in period number 3, with both teams having some great opportunities to get that one goal advantage at 2-1 but neither could early on. Matt Miller would make it a 2-1 Wolverine lead on the powerplay as he took a nice feed in front Spilchal to snap home his 3rd goal of the campaign. But the Stamps' wouldn't go down without a fight as local product Cody Ellingson would get the equalizer for his 2nd goal of the season to force the overtime period.
In the extra period, Swan Valley would start with a 4 on 3 powerplay for 1:08 and they had chances to end it off the sticks of Jagger Thomas and Carter Johnson, but they weren't able to capitalize and it would cost them as George Spilchal would take a feed at the Stamps' blueline and just stay on side and slip home the game winner to give the Wolverines a 3-2 victory in overtime.
Mitch Wiebe was outstanding stopping 46 shots for the win in goal for Wayway while 17 year old Lasse Petersen made 25 saves in a losing cause.
The Wolverines will go for their 3rd straight win when they start a road trip in Steinbach on Saturday night while the Stampeders will have a week off before they host the OCN Blizzard next Wednesday night at the Centennial Arena.
Over in the SJHL,
The Yorkton Terriers returned back to home ice for the first time in 26 days and they were able to snap their 7 game losing streak in a big way with a 6-1 victory over the Nipawin Hawks.
Rookie dman Regan Seiferling led they way for the Terriers with a 1G 2A performance while Daylan Gatzke, Kurt Johnas and Brandon Sookro had 1G 1A each. Zack Zadorozniak, and Adam Santoro notched single markers for Yorkton.
Local boy Matt Kustra made 28 saves for the victory in goal.
The Terriers' next action will be Friday night when they visit the Melville Millionaires. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior hockey, pregame 7:20, pxp at 7:30 from the Horizon Credit Union Center.