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Heart and Grit The Story of Novice Black Wolves Weekend
Submitted By Bob Hergott on Tue 02 23, 16
The Wolves have been learning quickly how to dig deep to stay in games with the greatest evidence coming this past weekend. On Saturday the Black Wolves faced off against the Kitchener Rangers White, up to this point the wolves having mixed success against them.

Things started off tight and turned into a gritty battle in the neutral zone with each team giving their best to get on top first. The first period closed out at a 0-0 deadlock with the second period bringing more of the same. The Rangers managed to battle in front of the Wolves net early in the third to finally break the deadlock taking a 1-0 lead. The Wolves were quick to state their case with a beautiful goal from Jack Thompson tying things at 1 a piece. After repeated post and crossbar shots from the Wolves the game ended on the 1-1 tie with a score not so evident of this game.

Sunday saw the Hamilton Huskies Green visit Albert McCormick arena. This Hamilton team has laid beating after beating on the boys in black this season with late game runs closing out lopsided victories in nearly every game. Sunday would see the Wolves start to fall back letting Hamilton jump out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. In the second the Wolves would stand up and be counted showing Hamilton they would no longer be pushed around shutting the Huskies down for the remainder of the game. The Wolves would pocket their first goal nearing the end of the second with Evan Miloje burying a loose puck out front, with the assists going to Nolan McPherson and Owen Miloje. The boys battled hard in the third with their second goal of the game coming unassisted at just under the three minute mark from left winger Rogan Moir turning this game into a true battle for the ages. The Wolves would dig deep showing tons of grit to attempt to pull a tie out on the day but it was just not meant to be as the game ended at 3-2 in Hamilton's favour.

Both games on the weekend were hard fought defensive battles with great defensive efforts coming from Jack Gardner, Andrew Ye, Isaac Roberts, and Owen Miloje with regular shutdowns in the neutral zone keeping the Huskies locked out of their end of the ice. Strong goaltending was key from Kiril Kenzap and Jack Hergott with Hergott closing out a back to back shutout on the weekend.

The Wolves will get ready for a busy weekend with three games on the schedule facing Kitchener Black on Friday night, Waterloo White on Saturday and Brantford on Sunday morning. With the team working as hard as they have this promises to be a strong weekend!!!
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