LANSING WOLVES WEEKEND RECAP: OCT 27-29
The Lansing Wolves had a tough weekend. On Friday the Wolves played division leading Metro Jets. The Wolves started slowly putting ourselves in a 3-0 hole. But a funny thing happened along the way aided by a late 1st period goal from veteran defensemen Jake Redman. Adding assists were Lansing’s Michael Schramm and Paw Paw’s Carter Stenslund. The action continued with an entertaining scoreless 2nd period setting up a great 3rd period. The Wolves came out storming with Schramm adding a goal ably assisted by Stenslund and Las Vegas native Brenden Fehlig. Coming full circle was a nifty goal from Devids Jurinenocks, assisted by Schramm (in a solid 3 point effort earning 1st star of the game) was thrilling for the solid home crowd. Unfortunately a late goal and empty net by Metro put a damper on the game setting us up for a heartbreaking weekend.
The Wolves then embarked to a long trip to Peoria, Illinois taking on the always tough Peoria Mustangs in our first out-of-division encounter. In playing arguably one of those games you would like to forget the Wolves went down in defeat to the Mustangs losing by a 6-1 count. The only shining moment was s goal from Clio’s Brenden Smith adding a helper was Saginaw’s Brandon Ashley.
On Sunday the Wolves showed some real resolve in playing a solid game Sunday. Sometimes there is no justice in hockey the Wolves outshot the Mustangs by a 32-20 count but the home teams goalie was stellar in stopping 31 of 32 shots thrown his way including a rare OT penalty shot to the Wolves Redman. In the shootout he also stopped all 3 shooters while the home team capitalized on 1 taking the Wolves down in a thrilling but hard to stomach 2-1 shootout loss. The Wolves shining moment was a spectacular goal from Dimondale’s Ryan Weaver with an assist from Smith and Ashley. An efficient 20 stop effort from Sean Finstrom aided in this great NA3HL game.
The Wolves get right back on the horse this weekend with a 2 game set in Wooster, Ohio against the hometown Oilers on Saturday night at 7 pm with a matinee at 1 pm on Sunday.
Wolves Record: 5-8-1-1