Lansing Wolves vs Southern Tier Xpress Game Recap


Home Cookin Just the Trick-

This past Thanksgiving weekend the Wolves feasted on home cooking by taking down the Southern Tier Xpress. On a rare Saturday night game the Wolves gunned down the Express by a 3-1 count. The Wolves were lead by goals from Lansing’s Michael Schramm, Cummin’s Georgia’s Bear Ross and Marshall’s Mason Fitch (his first junior goal). Aiding the cause was Dimondale native Ryan Weaver chipping in with 2 helpers, also contributing assists were Milford’s Michael Osinski, Big Rapid’s Garrett Daum and Las Vegas alum Brenden Fehlig. Having what was to become a theme weekend was Novi’s Sean Finstrom stopping 30 shots thrown in his direction.

The Wolves on 1 of only 2 Sunday matinees played these same Xpress in a barn burner of an effort coming from behind going into the 3rd period 1-0 with a gritty hardworking comeback with a solid 2-1 win. Sometimes the scorers are in the spotlight but a very special shout out to the foot soldiers on a newly minted grindline Caledonia native Brenden Eichelbarger, Lansing’s Dom Reed and Las Vegas transplanted Michigander Fehlig lead the charge by being relentless with their solid physical play and timely hardworking efforts. The needed scoring was from that man again Michael Schramm with assists from Macomb’s Jake Deratany and Grand Rapids Blake Siewertsen. Scoring the game winner on the power play was Clio’s Brendan Smith with nice assists from Clarkston’s Mac Diver and South Lyon’s Garrett Weyh. The real story was the man between the pipes with Finstrom in a scintillating rock solid weekend he outdueled his counterpart by shutting down the Xpress stopping 33 shots thrown his way. Of note this was an intense and very much needed 4 points gained in the standing. While we don’t normally speak much about the opposition you just have to give kudos to the Xpress goalie Ryan Pascarella as he was outstanding in the weekend set by stopping over 80 shots in the 2 games.

The Wolves again gear up for another tense weekend of NA3HL play against the rival at Toledo Cherokee by playing Friday night @ 7pm and in a turnaround home game Saturday night at The Summit game time is 7:30pm bring a friend and as always GO WOLVES!

Wolves Record: 8-11-1-2