Led by veteran forward Eric Bausano’s two goals in one shift, the Calumet Wolverines defeated the Portage Lake Pioneers 5-4 Friday night in Game 1 of the 2018 best-of-three Gibson Cup Series.
The Pioneers got on the board first with a power play marker, and held 2-0 and 3-1 leads in the game. Calumet scored three straight midway through the second period to take a 4-3 lead into the final frame. The visitors scored an empty net goal in the final minute, and the Pioneers got one back in the final seconds.
Game 2 will take place Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the Calumet Colosseum, a place that’s only hosted the clinching game once in the last 10 seasons. If you can’t make it to the game, be sure to tune into the broadcast on K-Bear 102.3 FM or through their mobile app on Android or iOS.