Vorva leads West Michigan to shutout victory over Wisconsin

The West Michigan Wolves used a sparkling performance by Hunter Vorva to take down the Wisconsin Whalers, as the netminder did not allow a goal in West Michigan\’s 4-0 shutout victory.

Brandon Benaglio had two goals to lead the Wolves to victory. Benaglio scored at 4:31 into the second period to make the score 1-0 West Michigan and again while 39 seconds into the third to make the score 3-0 West Michigan.

West Michigan excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. The Wolves\’ offense rang up 45 shots on Wisconsin\’s net.

West Michigan additionally got points from Josh Somers, who also had one goal and one assist and Dakota Ulmer, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for West Michigan came via Michael Tratar, who had two and Matt Shultz and Austin Buchholz, who each chipped in one.

The Whalers did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Wisconsin puts an average of 3.2 pucks into the net per game.

Hunter Vorva made 29 saves for West Michigan on 29 shots. The Wolves totaled 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major and went 2-for-7 on the power play. Evan Moyse recorded 41 saves for the Whalers. Wisconsin incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors.