Whitecourt, AB – The Whitecourt Wolverines (26-12-5) completed a regular-season sweep of the Drayton Valley Thunder (11-31-1) on Tuesday night with a 7-1 win.
The Wolverines scored early and often on Tuesday; Spencer Bast opened the scoring 7:42 into the game as he stepped out from behind the Thunder net and tucked the puck past a sprawling Shawn Parkinson. Just under two minutes later, Liam Motley increased the Wolverines lead sneaking a shot past Parkinson from the high-slot. The Thunder answered back with their lone goal of the night with 8:10 left in the period as Joren Patenaude backhanded a puck past Wolverine goalie Xavier Potvin on a Thunder power play. The Wolverines got a power play goal of their own just before the period was out with Estian Coetzee re-directing home a Tyr Thompson point shot.
Bast collected his second goal of the night almost exactly 20 minutes after his first as he tipped in a Jaedon Leslie shot at the 7:35 mark of the second period. Mackenzie Harden scored his first of two goals on the night just 1:06 later as taking a pass at centre ice from Hayden Clayton, speeding around a defender and outwaiting Parkinson, sliding in a forehand shot. Rory Dumelie would replace Parkinson after that goal and stop all 8 shots he faced in the remainder of the period.
The Wolverines got back to turning on the red light 5:09 into the third period, after a Thunder turnover behind their own net, Ben Evanish took the loose puck, had a wraparound stopped but batted in the rebound. Harden’s second goal of the night would be the final tally as he mopped up a rebound on a power play with 9:44 left in the game.
The Wolverines return to action Friday night when they welcome the Lloydminster Bobcats (16-25-2) to the Scott Safety Centre at 7:30 p.m.
Whitecourt Wolverines head coach Gord Thibodeau discusses tonight's result:
WCT Goal – 7:42 – Spencer Bast(11) from Estian Coetzee and Jaedon Leslie (EV)
WCT Goal – 9:30 – Liam Motley(18) from Tyr Thompson and Mackenzie Harden (EV)
DV Goal – 11:50 – Joren Patenaude(14) from Felix Meunier and Marc-Antoine Benoit (PP)
WCT Goal – 18:33 – Estian Coetzee(19) from Tyr Thompson and Jaedon Leslie (PP)
WCT Goal – 7:35 – Spencer Bast(12) from Jaedon Leslie and Tanner Foster (EV)
WCT Goal – 8:41 – Mackenzie Harden(5) from Hayden Clayton and Tyr Thompson (EV)
WCT Goal – 5:09 – Ben Evanish(23) unassisted (EV)
WCT Goal – 10:16 – Mackenzie Harden(6) from Tyr Thompson and Tanner Foster (PP)
Shots – WCT 46 (11-17-18) DV 26 (6-12-8)
Power plays – WCT 2/7 DV 1/5
WCT – Xavier Potvin (20-9-4) 25sv/26sh
DV – Shawn Parkinson (2-2-0) 15sv/20sh (28:51), Rory Dumelie (3-8-1) 24sv/26sh (31:19)
Three Star Selection:
1. WCT-Spencer Bast
2. WCT-Jaedon Leslie
3. WCT-Mackenzie Harden
Hardest Working Wolverine: Tyr Thompson.
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