LANSING WOLVES WEEKEND RECAP: DEC 8th & 9th
The Lansing Wolves made some really important strides this past weekend. First off the always tough Metro Jets showed up and to the fans delight so did the Wolves. Putting together their best effort to date playing as a team for a solid 60 minutes. This tightly fought tilt was featuring 2 clubs that played each other relentlessly. With the Wolves prevailing by a 2-1 count. The leaders for this win were offensively lead by Clio’s Brendan Smith scoring 2 great effort goals, aiding in his debut was recent addition from Clio and most recently the Austin Bruins (NAHL) Micheal Forman dishing 2 outstanding assists not to be outdone was linemate from South Lyon Garrett Weyh with another 2 assists. Now to that man between the pipes was former Detroit Catholic Central Alum Sean Finstrom this young man just keeps getting better and more confident with every game in stifling the Jets by stopping 32 of 33 shots thrown his way. Now to a new feature in our game recaps the unsung players of the game with so many in this battle to choose from you just have to give a shout out to Parma Ohio native Justin Sill with an unreal effort both ways.
In the Saturday night affair it was more of the same as the Wolves played like their namesake unrelenting in defeating the visiting Toledo Cherokee by a solid 4-1 score. Leading the charge were goals from Weyh, linemate Forman, Dimondale’s Ryan Weaver (a fantastic goal) and the always dangerous hot goal scorer Lansing’s Michael Schramm. Adding to the offense with helpers Smith dishing a pair, Saginaw’s Brandon Ashley potting a pair, Forman, Weyh, Macomb’s Jake Deratany and Schramm all making key contributions in this team wide effort. In his return to the ice manning the pipes was net minder Byron Center’s Will Ignatovich with a very solid 28 save effort. The unsung player of the game was the fierce effort from the blossoming Ashley. Not only did his 2 assists come in handy but his hard driving and relentless fore checking but not lost in this is his innate ability to get under the skin of his opponents.
With only so much room for glowing comment a shout out to ALL the Wolves players and coaches alike.Great job guys. The ride continues with the most important trek the Wolves make this year as they embark to Blaine, Minnesota’s Schwan’s Super Rink playing 3 sure to be highly viewed games with the first tilt against the Rochester Icehawks from Minnesota On Sunday gametime is 1:15 CST. On Monday the journey continues with a match against the Maine Wild at 1:30 CST then the finally aginst the Alexandria Blizzard from Minnesota at 3:00 CST. All games are available for viewing on Hockey TV
Finally not to be lost is the Holiday’s upcoming. The Wolves take a well-earned break getting back to the regular seasons game on January 7th against the visiting Toledo Cherokee game time is 12:30pm. From all our players, coaches and management the Lansing Wolves would like to wish each and every family friends and to our Summit families a very safe and prosperous Christmas and look forward to more great hockey in the new year 2018 and as always GO WOLVES
Wolves Record: 12-11-1-2