Photo Courtesy: Melissa Baker Photography
Whitecourt, AB - The Whitecourt Wolverines (31-18-6) dropped their second straight game on home ice Monday afternoon as they fell 4-2 to the Grande Prairie Storm (25-26-3)
The Wolverines trailed the game 2-0 through 40 minutes of play as the Storm got a shorthanded goal from Walker Cote midway through the first period and late second-period goal from Zachary Okabe.
The Storm added to their lead early in the third period as Edouard Michaud fired home a power play goal in the opening minutes. Less than 90 seconds later the Wolverines got on the board as Spencer Augot hammered home a point shot after a goalmouth scramble at the Storm net. Three minutes later the Storm grabbed back their three-goal advantage as Dallas Comeau deposited another power play goal. With just over four minutes to play in the third period, Liam Motley brought the Wolverines back to within two goals as he buried a breakaway opportunity but that would be as close as the Wolverines would come.
The Wolverines are back in action Friday night at 7:30 p.m. when they welcome the Fort McMurray Oil Barons (39-12-4) to Whitecourt.
GP Goal - 11:03 - Walker Cote(1) unassisted (SH)
GP Goal - 17:54 - Zachary Okabe(19) from Justin Bernier and Jonothan Hader (EV)
GP Goal - 3:06 - Edouard Michaud(35) from Justin Bernier (PP)
WCT Goal - 4:30 - Spencer Augot(4) from Estian Coetzee and Mackenzie Harden (EV)
GP Goal - 7:30 - Dallas Comeau(18) from Edouard Michaud and Justin Bernier (PP)
WCT Goal - 15:34 - Liam Motley(21) from Yannik Bertrand and Matthew Monk (EV)
Shots - WCT 43 (14-10-19) GP 26 (8-12-6)
Power plays - WCT 0/5 BB 2/5
WCT - Xavier Potvin (24-14-5) 22v/26sh
GP - Charles-Olivier Levesque (20-19-3) 40sv/42sh (58:18), Ethan Slobodzian (5-7-0) 1sv/1sh (1:42)
Three Star Selection:
1. GP-Justin Bernier
2. GP-Charles-Olivier Levesque
3. WCT-Spencer Augot
Hardest Working Wolverine: Stevie Bryant
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