Wolverines hand Blades their 13th loss of the season
WDC is now 12-5 and next takes on Detroit Lakes on Thursday, and Fergus Falls on Saturday.
WADENA – A seven goal first period set the tone for the Wolverines 9-3 finish over Breckenridge-Wahpeton Tuesday, Jan. 25.
Connor Davis had a hat trick and had a hand in six points for the Wolverines. Cole Woods scored two and added two assists. Nicholas Wright, Brady Domier, Cole Berglund and Aidan Allred each had one goal in what was a fun game for the hometeam to bounce back in time for some of the biggest competition of the year. It was Wright's first varsity goal.
"The team as whole worked hard all night and had a lot of fun trying to move the puck to give teammates a chance to score who may not get that opportunity most nights," head coach Scott Woods said. "As coaches, we loved the unselfish play shown by many or our leaders and returners as more players entered the game."
WDC goalie Garrett Baron earned his first win of the season keeping control of the net for the Wolverines. He saw little action in his 51 minutes guarding as the Wolverines kept control of the puck for most of the night. He saw just eight shots on goal and saved five of them.
The bountiful scoring allowed the Wolverines to play their entire roster and they garnered 44 shots on goal.
Following the high of a strong win, the Wolverines face the Detroit Lakes Lakers at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in Detroit Lakes. WDC sits right behind Detroit Lakes in standings with Park Rapids and Northern Lakes leading. WDC already beat Park Rapids and Northern Lakes once this season but has not yet faced Detroit Lakes. WDC is 4-2 in the conference and DL is 4-0.
Then on Saturday at 2 p.m., WDC takes on another powerhouse, Fergus Falls. WDC has not yet played against Fergus Falls either but the Otters are 12-5 this season with wins over some very good teams in the Central Lakes Conference.
"Fergus Falls and Detroit Lakes are ranked 9 and 10 in the state right now," coach Woods explained. "We expect it to be a great challenge. Our focus was to get healthy and we have returned our whole team this week. We simply need to play fast and take care of the puck. The players know how to play at this stage of the season and have to go out and play one period at time."