Lansing Wolves Weekend Recap


Road Warriors Outstanding Again-

Call the Lansing Wolves anything you like but put them on the road and they become an absolute handful. The Wolves made the long trek to Jamestown New York on Friday in the first of a trio of games against the home squad Xpress and much to chagrin of the home faithful witnessed what was to be a theme. The Wolves came out flying right off the bus and prevailed by a 4-0 count. Leading the charge was the veteran performer from Clio in Michael Forman torching the Xpress with 2 goals and a rather handy assist. Capably chipping in was Brendan Smith with his 1 goal and 2 helpers/. The other goal came off the stick of Noah Pipper. Adding with helpers were Carter Stenslund, Michael Schramm and Jake Redman. Adding another scintillating effort between the pipes was Sean Finstrom with a solid 28 save effort. The unsung player of the game came from the form of Las Vegas alum Cameron Zucker with his solid sometimes overlooked 2 way game.

Saturday was more of the same results with the Wolves putting 5 goals on the scoreboard notching a workmanlike 5-0 win. Leading the charge was that man Forman with another 2 goals and 1 assist beauty.  In lock step was the ever present Smith with 1 goal and 2 assists. The other markers came off the sticks of Brandon Ashley along with Pipper. Helping with key assists were Ryan Weaver, Garret Weyh, Captain Bear Ross and Justin Sill. In an anomaly the Wolves had a shared shutout in the form of Will Ignatovich stopping 24 shots in his direction with the former Detroit Catholic backstop making his customary 16 saves for this impressive tandem’s  goose egg. The unsung player was a newly minted addition via the trade route in Dylan Davenport making a strong first impression with a +3 rating along with strong physical play.

The Wolves then jumped in the iron lung for a 3 hour jaunt to the licking their chops Pittsburgh Vengeance in a matinee tilt on Sunday morning. The Wolves played to a gutty hard fought win by a score of 4-1. Leading the way was Brendan Smith with a 1 goal and assist  game. Adding to the goal tallies were the game winner off the stick of former standout from Jake Deratany while getting great help from Weyh with a fantastic individual effort closing out the scoring was Mac Diver along with a neat assist on the Weyh goal. Adding valuable assists came from, Weaver, Deratany and Redman. Remaining in the Zone was Finstrom in stopping 32 of 33 attempts his way. The unsung player (s) in this outing came in the form of the Wolves big 4 on defense in Redman, Weaver Diver and Micheal Osinski with strong diligent efforts on a rock solid weekend

The Wolves schedule lightens up a bit the upcoming week with a lone Saturday night affair against the suddenly hot Metro jets in Fraser game time 7:30pm.

The Wolves will be preparing hard for this week and look forward to a very favorable schedule in February and beyond as always GO WOLVES