Wolverines heading to West Bend to challenge Bombers
The Calumet Wolverines are heading on a long road trip for the first time this season as they head to West Bend, Wis. to play the Great Lakes Hockey League South Division-leading West Bend Bombers Friday night at 9 p.m. EDT.
The Wolverines (1-2-0) are looking to bounce back from a disappointing start to their road schedule last weekend as they fell to Portage Lake 8-4. They’ll look to do it against a West Bend (1-0-0) franchise they’ve have luck against in the past. Overall, the Wolverines are 9-1-0 against the Bombers, including two overtime victories at West Best in the past four seasons.
Calumet and West Bend split last season, with the Wolverines winning 9-5 in Calumet, and then the Bombers thrashed the Wolverines 10-2 to end Calumet’s nine-game win streak in the series.
The Wolverines all-time leading scorer against West Bend is captain Jeff Erkkila, who has 12 goals and nine assists in eight contests. Logan Rastello has nine goals and 15 points in nine contests, while Nick Patrick and Mike Babcock both have eight points all time against the Bombers.
If you’re in the area, the Bombers are offering $1 entry to all fans wearing camo, and beer will be sold in the rink starting a half hour before puck drop, until a half hour after the final horn. If you can’t make it to the game, follow the Wolverines on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to get between-period updates.