It was the night of Braedens as Braeden Binda and Brayden Foreman each had impressive games. Binda put away two goals and earned one assist, while Foreman had one goal and two assists.
The Blues were back on home ice after dropping two games on the road, one to Virden and one to Selkirk. It has been a tough stretch, and the boys were looking to dig themselves out of a hole after falling to .500.
Binda opened the scoring in the first when two Wolverines were in the box. Binda’s goal was assisted by Griffin Chwaliboga and Foreman.
The Wolverines answered back with 6:18 left in the first to tie it 1-1. Waywayseecappo’s goal was scored by Morgan Poirier, while Trygve Many Guns and Brandon Lawson each picked up an assist.
Foreman then added a goal of his own halfway through the second as he slipped the puck through the five-hole. Binda and Kelton Sutherland were each credited with assists.
Gameplay started to get rough in the second.
The Wolverines added another goal to tie it up 2-2 with time winding down in the second.
The Blues bounced right back as Binda found the net for the second time in the game. Chwaliboga and Foreman each earned their second assists for the night.
The intensity only escalated from there. At one point, Wayway had three players in the box. Two players were dinged with spearing, and another was charged with cross-checking, making a triple minor.
Blues netminder Jeremy Link stood on his head, letting in just two goals on 42 shots. With just over a minute left in the game, Link put a stop to a breakaway skater, sealing the deal for the Blues.
Emotions were high as the game came to a close, and nearly every player on the ice threw down their gloves at the final buzzer.
The Blues play again at home on Sunday, Nov. 11 against Neepawa. Puck drop is at 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, Wayway doesn’t play again until Sunday, Nov. 18, when they’ll take on Portage at home, starting at 6 p.m.