Hockey

The Anchorage Wolverines junior hockey team gets its first shutout and its first overtime win

Cameron Morris scored the game-winning goal in overtime Friday, powering the Anchorage Wolverines junior hockey team to a 1-0 victory Friday over the Wichita Warriors at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota.

It was the second win in a row for the Wolverines, who are off to a good start in their first season in the Tier II North American Hockey League.

They’re 2-1 at the Showcase -- and that’s good news for Cameron’s dad, Keith Morris, the director of hockey operations for the Wolverines.

On three consective days, the Wolverines have posted their first loss in team history, their first victory in team history, and, on Friday, their first shutout and their first overtime win in team history.

Goaltender Shane Soderwall pitched a 30-save shutout, getting 14 of his stops in third period to help force overtime. Soderwall, who is from Algonquin, Illinois, turns 19 next week.

Morris, a 19-year-old whose twin, Cooper, is also on the team, ended things with his first point of the season. Talon Sigurdson of Sartell, Minnesota, had the assist, giving him four points in three games.

Anchorage plays its final Showcase game Saturday morning against the Johnstown Tomahawks.

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