The Anchorage Wolverines comeback hopes were spoiled by a late empty-net goal, ultimately falling to the Jets on Wednesday by a score of 4-2.
Anchorage was set back on its heels in the 2nd period, when Janesville tallied back-to-back goals within the first 10 minutes of the frame. There was a glimmer of hope in the frame as the Wolverines fired back. Scoring shortly off the draw, Cameron Morris crossed it over to Kade Shea to tuck away and trail by only one. Unfortunately that goal was followed by another Jets score, and the 2nd period ended 3-1 in favor of Janesville.
The Wolverines were only able to rattle off 8 shots on nets in the final frame, but they made it count. Peyton Van Buskirk took advantage of a Jets turnover, setting up Cameron Morris and Aiden Westin to make the play that would close the gap 3-2. The Wolverines pulled netminder Shane Soderwall in the final 2 minutes of the frame, but that opened the door for a Jets empty net goal to seal the final of 4-2. Despite the loss, goaltender Shane Soderwall had a stellar performance in net. Soderwall stopped 42 of the 45 shots faced.
The Wolverines now have two weekend off before they return to the Ben for a pair of rivalry games against the Kenai River Brown Bears. The Club 49 Cup series is set for Friday January 20th and Saturday January 21st at 7:00pm. Tickets are available online at tickets.anchoragewolverines.com.
For any questions or media availability, please contact Isaac Smoldon at firstname.lastname@example.org.The Anchorage Wolverines are a tier-II USA Hockey Jr. Hockey team competing in the North American Hockey League. The Wolverines are owned by Marissa Flannery and Aaron Schutt, Jena and Jay Frawner, and Kari and John Ellsworth, Jr.