Wolves beat Capitals in two close games at home

The bantam AAA Norman Wolves won a pair of one-goal games at home against the Central Plains Capitals Dec. 1-2, one in overtime and the other on a goal with less than four minutes to play in the game.

Allan Matechuk had the game-winning goal for the Wolves Dec. 2, scoring 3:12 into sudden death overtime for a Norman 4-3 win.

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Reed Houle of the Capitals had the only goal of the third period to force the extra frame, scoring with 4:24 left in regulation.

The Wolves and Capitals had traded leads in the second period. Evan Calder and Carter Dyck scored 16 seconds apart to put the Capitals up 2-1 but Cheechoo Lathlin and Justin Lies replied for the Wolves to give the a 3-2 advantage after 40 minutes. The Wolves' Hunter Hursatg Foster had the only goal of the first period.

Corwin Saunders was the hero for the Wolves the previous evening, scoring with 3:19 left in the game to give his team a 7-6 win.

The Wolves had given themselves a two-goal cushion by outscoring the Capitals 4-2 in the second period, getting a hat trick from Ian Snooks and one goal by Lathlin sandwiched between Carson Buydens and Houle for the Capitals. Snooks’s second period tallies gave him four in the game as he had opened scoring with a power play goal in the first period before Luke Sekundiak of Central Plains, the Wolves’ Joey Lies and the Capitals’ Brandon Ferg added goals to make it a 2-2 tie after 20 minutes.

Central Plains erased the Wolves’ lead with third period goals from Carson Dubois and Calder before Saunders scored the game-winner.

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