The Winkler Flyers scored three times in the third period in a 4-2 win over the visiting Waywayseecappo Wolverines. After seeing their winning streak end the night before in Winnipeg, the Orange and Black got back in the win column at home.
Having their four game winning streak snapped with a 5-1 loss in Winnipeg on Thursday night, the Flyers returned home to wrap up their impressive month of October. Through the first 13 games of October, the Flyers had a record of (8-1-4). They would improve upon that record on Friday night.
Scoreless after the first period, Shawn Pachet put Winkler on the board first with his fifth of the season just 1:25 into the second. After Tristan Keck drove the puck towards the net, Josh Cook passed it over to Pachet who managed to find the back of the net after a scramble in front. Outshooting the Wolverines 24-16 through 40 minutes, the Flyers took their 1-0 lead into the third.
Just under two minutes into the third period, Tristan Keck scored his 18th goal of the season pushing Winkler ahead 2-0. Shawn Pachet and Josh Cook assisted.
The Wolverines, who had been shutout the two previous meetings against the Flyers, cut Winkler’s lead to 2-1 just 26 seconds later. And just two minutes after that, they had tied the game 2-2.
The Flyers pressed on after seeing their two goal advantage slip away and took the lead back before the midway point of the period. During a mad in front of the Wayway net, the puck made its way to Cam Whyte who scored ninth, putting Winkler in front 3-2 with 11:40 to go in the period. Patrice Wren and Jon Carlson drew the assists.
With Wolverines goaltender Mitch Wiebe on the bench in favor of the extra attacker, Patrice Wren won the defensive zone faceoff and Scott Gall cleared the puck from the Flyers zone and into the empty Wayway net with just one second left on the clock to give Winkler a two goal lead.
Dasan Sydora (9-1-1) made 27 saves in the win. The Red Deer native has now won his last six starts in a row. The Flyers outshot Wayway 34-29 overall. Winkler went 0-for-3 on the power-play and 2-for-2 on the penalty-kill.
The Flyers (13-3-4) will host Wayway (5-12-1) again Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm. The Flyers, who finished the month of October with a (9-1-4) record with play three of their next four games at home. Winkler is (9-0-2) on home ice this season.