Calgary, AB – The Whitecourt Wolverines (19-7-3) dropped the final game of their weekend three-game South Division road swing on Sunday afternoon 3-2 to the Calgary Mustangs (14-14-2).
The Wolverines fell behind early as just 4:33 into the first period Chase Miller opened the scoring on a beautiful passing play between himself, Brady Barclay and Joseph Karpyshyn. The Wolverines would get the game back even late in the frame with Spencer Bast firing home a wrist shot from the slot after a picture-perfect setup from Estian Coetzee.
Midway through the second period, the Wolverines took the lead and again it would be Bast snapping in a wrist shot, this time on a setup by Mackenzie Harden. The Mustangs responded quickly with a goal from Karpyshyn 1:33 after the Wolverines had taken the lead.
The Mustangs retook their lead early in the third period as Yuri Chernichko stripped a Wolverine’s defenceman of the puck and converted a backhand deke on a breakaway. The Wolverines would press for an equalizer throughout the third period but Mustang’s netminder Ashton Abel stood tall helping his team to the 3-2 victory.
The Wolverines are back in action Friday night when they pay a visit to the Drayton Valley Thunder (6-23-0) at 7:30 p.m.
Whitecourt Wolverine’s associate coach Shawn Martin discusses his team’s Sunday afternoon performance:
CGY Goal – 4:33 – Chase Miller(10) from Brady Barclay and Joseph Karpyshyn (EV)
WCT Goal – 17:57 – Spencer Bast(6) from Estian Coetzee and Mackenzie Harden (PP)
WCT Goal – 9:46 – Spencer Bast(7) from Mackenzie Harden (EV)
CGY Goal – 11:19 – Joseph Karpyshyn(16) from Brady Barclay and Tyler Lentz (EV)
CGY Goal – 4:35 – Yuri Chernichko(8) unassisted (EV)
Shots – WCT 41 (12-18-11) CGY 34 (9-15-10)
Power plays – WCT 1/2 CGY 0/6
WCT – Tye Morin (5-2-0) 31sv/34sh
CGY – Ashton Abel (8-7-0) 39sv/41sh
Three Star Selection:
1. CGY-Ashton Abel (39 saves, win)
2. WCT-Spencer Bast (2 goals)
3. CGY-Yuri Chernichko (GWG)
Hardest Working Wolverine: Mackenzie Harden (2 assists).
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