Wolverines Dominate in Saturday Showdown

Dec 18, 2021

Cloquet, Minnesota | 12/17/21 | Isaac Smoldon

The Wolverines built off of their success from Friday, beating the Minnesota Wilderness by a score of 6-2. Raythan Robbins had another dominate performance, making 35 of 37 saves in the contest, and the Anchorage powerplay scored twice, boasting a 50% success rate on the night.

The Wolverines scored early and often in the 1st. Cameron Morris, Hunter Schmitz, and Colton Friesen all potted goals before the halfway mark of the opening frame, to give Anchorage a commanding three-goal lead. Robbins stopped 9 of 9 to keep the score consistent through the remainder of the period.

The 2nd period was more of the same with the Wolverines scoring three more goals throughout the next 20 minutes. Jackson Reineke, Aiden Westin, and Hunter Bischoff were the goal scorers in the middle frame, with Raythan Robbins making 13 more saves in the 2nd to give the Wolverines a 6-0 advantage after two. The Wolverines had six individual players score for each of their points in the contest. Two goals from the Wilderness in the 3rd would make the final score 6-2 in favor of Anchorage.

Both teams play each other once more before the NAHL holiday break. Their last game of the series will take place on Sunday the 19th at 1:15 PM AKST. The team then breaks until the 30th of December, when they will play a three-game series against the Janesville Jets.