Wct overcome 3-0 deficit to even series against Bobcats.

It was a historic comeback for the Wolverines on Friday night as they beat the Lloydminster Bobcats 6-5 in overtime.

The Wolverines would spot the Bobcats a 3-0 lead before mounting the comeback.
Troy Rapuano gave the Bobcats a 1-0 lead just 5:58 into the opening period as he slid a backhand shot behind Mac Engel.

Tanner Dunkle would break in on a 2 on 1 and fire the puck in to make it 2-0 Bobcats 11:29 into the period. Just 31 seconds after that Dunkle broke in shorthanded and snapped a shot behind Engel to make it 3-0.

Head coach Joey Bouchard would then call time out to settle the troops down and also made a goaltending change at the same time.
The time out helped as Brandon Switzer wired a shot over Devin Green to get the Wolverines on the board at 13:56 of the first period.
Jordan Davies would then spring Colten Mayor on a breakaway and he would make no mistake sliding the puck past Green at 18:38 of the opening period.

The Wolverines would then tie the game at 3-3 as Ryan Berlin had the puck bounce off his shoulder and in at 2:48 of the second period.
The Bobcats would answer on the power play as Patrick Geary chipped a rebound over Riley Corbin at 4:47.

Before the end of the second Ryan Berlin finished off a 2 on 1 shorthanded at 13:40 to tie the game at 4-4.
The Bobcats would start the third period on the power play and Taylor Mulder deflected the puck behind Corbin to give the Bobcats a 5-4 lead just 45 seconds into the period.
Late in the frame Colten Mayor would find just a little bit of room on Devin Green to tie the game at 5-5 and send the game to overtime.

Overtime would last just 2:12 before Mitch Deacon got behind the Bobcats defence and buried his first of the post season to give the Wolverines a 6-5 overtime victory.

Shots favored the Bobcats 34-33.
Lloydminster went 2 for 7 on the power play
Whitecourt was 2 for 4 with the power play.

The best of five series is now tied at 1-1 with game three going Sunday night in Whitecourt, game time is at 7:00pm.

Chris Colwell