Wolverines Dismantle Saints in Preseason Action
The Whitecourt Wolverines continued their preseason winning ways Tuesday night in Spruce Grove.
The big red machine scored three times before the game was 10 minutes old en route to an 8-1 beat down of the Spruce Grove Saints.
Frederic Letourneau opened the scoring for the Wolverines just over a minute into the game with Bryson Traptow and Ryan McKinnon adding goals of their own shortly after. Kaiden McDonald got the Saints on the board with a powerplay marker with just over two minutes to play in the opening period.
The scoring quieted down, for the most part, in the second period, but with 4:40 to play Taden Rattie sprung Brandon Hagel for a breakaway who made no mistake firing a wrist shot over the glove of Saints netminder, Matthew Murray, putting the Wolverines up 4-1 through two periods.
The Wolverines piled on three quick goals in the third period off the sticks of Joseph Nardi, Justin Young and a second on the night from Traptow. Jordan Davies blasted a one timer home from the point on a 5 on 3 powerplay, later in the period, to cap the scoring.
Incumbent Wolverines starting goalie, Tanner McCorriston, made his first preseason appearance making 14 saves on 15 shots in 30 minutes of work. Carter Seminuk, who relieved McCorriston midway through the game, stopped all 15 shots he faced.
The Wolverines preseason record improved to 4-0-0 with the win, while the Saints dropped to 4-1-0. The Wolverines have outscored their opponents 25-11 in the preseason.
Next action for the Wolverines is Thursday night at the Scott Safety Centre against the Spruce Grove Saints with puck drop at 7:30pm.
Postgame comments from Wolverines Head Coach, Joey Bouchard: