Wolverines take two of three on the road

The Wadena-Deer Creek boys hockey team had little time to think about its first loss of the season when they had to relace the skates to take on the Ely Timberwolves on Dec. 1. The Wolverines were coming off a 3-1 defeat to Proctor from the night...

The Wadena-Deer Creek boys hockey team had little time to think about its first loss of the season when they had to relace the skates to take on the Ely Timberwolves on Dec. 1. The Wolverines were coming off a 3-1 defeat to Proctor from the night prior, but cruised to a 6-1 victory over Ely in Ely.

It's the second time this season the Wolverines amassed six goals and they are 2-0-0 in those games. The top line of Max Phillips, Colby Schertler and Lleyten Pettit continued to produce. Phillips tallied three goals, while Schertler and Pettit each found the net once.

Phillips and Schertler scored in the first period, setting the tone for the game for the Wolverines. Phillips scored his second goal of the game in the second period, a power play tally. Phillips, Pettit and Schertler scored three straight goals in the third period, taking a 6-0 lead on the home team.

Ely's Luke Olson broke Noah Stevens' shut out bid with a late goal in the closing minutes. Stevens finished with 34 saves on 35 shots. Ely's Chase Sandberg suffered the loss in the nets when he kicked aside 36 of 42 shots.

The Wolverines improved to 2-1-0 on the season and returned home to take on Morris-Benson on Dec. 4.


WDC 2 1 3--6

ELY 0 0 1--1

First Period

WDC-Max Phillips, ES, (Colby Schertler)

WDC- Schertler, ES, (Phillips, Pettit)

Second Period

WDC-Phillips, PP, (Pettit, Schertler)

Third Period


WDC-Phillips, ES, (Pettit)

WDC-Pettit, ES, (Kade Woods)

WDC- Schertler, ES, (Phillips, Woods)

ELY- Luke Olson, ES, (Nick Mattila, Austin Meskill)

Wadena-DC vs. Proctor

The Proctor Rails scored two early first period goals and held off a surging Wadena-Deer Creek boys hockey team for a 3-1 victory on Nov. 30 at the new St. Luke's Sports and Event Center in Proctor.

Reece Ward and Ben Harnell spoiled Josh Dykhoff's varsity debut in between the pipes for Wadena-DC with first period goals. Ward scored 59 seconds into the game with an unassisted tally and Harnell found the net 26 seconds later, staking Proctor to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter.

Dykhoff settled in and stymied the Rails the rest of the way. He finished with 34 saves on 36 shots.


Max Phillips cut the Proctor lead in half with a late third period tally. Lleyten Pettit assisted on the goal for the Wolverines. However, Proctor got the laugh with an empty net goal by Bushbaum, spoiling any attempt at a Wolverine comeback in the final minutes of play.

Proctor's Lucas Fulton finished with 26 saves on 27 shots in the win for the Rails.

WDC 0 0 1--1
PRC 2 0 1--3

First Period

PRC-Reece Ward, ES, (Unassisted)

PRC- Ben Harnell, ES, (Unassisted)

Third Period

WDC-Max Phillips, ES, (Lleyten Pettit)


PRC-Connor Bushbaum, ES, EN (Ben Harnell, Zach Gunderson)

Wadena-DC vs. Breckenridge/Wahpeton

The top line of Lleyten Pettit, Colby Schertler and Max Phillips set the tone as the Wadena-Deer Creek boys hockey team picked up a convincing 6-3 victory over Breckenridge/Wahpeton on Nov. 27 at Sterns arena in Wahpeton, N.D.

The trio combined for 10 points with five goals and five assists in the season-opening win. The Wolverines scored two goals in each period and built up a big lead before the Blades tried to comeback with three in the third period.

Pettit recorded the hat-trick, while Schertler scored two goals and added two helpers. Max Phillips finished with three assists in the win.

Schertler and Pettit tallied in the first period with their goals coming 58 seconds a part in the period.

Pettit and Justin Dykhoff tallied in the second period, building the Wolverines lead up to 4-0. Dylan Ness and Kade Woods assisted on the goal by Dykhoff.

Breckenridge/Wahpeton found the net in the third period with three goals, two of them from Isaac Wohlers and the other from Jase Jensen. Pettit completed the hat-trick for the Wolverines in the third period, while Schertler sealed the win with an empty net tally in the closing minute of the game.


Noah Stevens stopped 10 of 13 shots to pick up the win for the Wolverines. Jared Aamold finished with 28 stops on 33 shots for the Blades.

WDC 2 2 2--6

B/W 0 0 3--3

First Period

WDC-Colby Schertler, ES, (Max Phillips) 7:45

WDC-Lleyten Pettit, ES, (Schertler, Phillips) 8:43

Second Period

WDC-Pettit, ES, (Phillips, Schertler) 5:44


WDC-Justin Dykhoff, ES, (Dylan Ness, Kade Woods) 6:55

Third Period

B/W-Jase Jensen, ES, (Riley Finkral) :18

B/W-Isaac Wohlers, ES, (Jensen) 2:18

WDC-Pettit, ES, (unassisted) 9:19

B/W-Wohlers, PP, (Carson Hought, Jensen) 10:47

WDC-Schertler, ES, EN, (unassisted) 16:27

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