A world class goal from Raphael Ohin had WSA Winnipeg poised for their first win of the season, but the experience Thunder Bay Chill stormed back for a 2-1 win Sunday.
Ohin’s screamer from almost 40 yards out beat Chill goalie Daniel Milton for Winnipeg’s first lead of the season. The goal gave a boost to the squad who kept the pressure up into the second half.
On the other side of halftime the Chill began to turn it up and tried to take control. But in the early going Winnipeg’s defense held tough, highlighted by a Josh Partaker save on a Thunder Bay penalty.
Minutes later the fortunes of the home team would take a turn for the worst. Anthony Putrus was pushed forward for the Chill and was able to break the shutout. The former professional player added to his tally with what would prove to be the game winner.
Winnipeg managed a few more threats on the visiting goal, but could not find an equalizer. Thunder Bay goes home having won back to back games against the Wolf Pack, winning 5-1 on Saturday.
“A fantastic goal by Raphael (Ohin) to get everyone into the game.” Said WSA Head Coach Eduardo Badescu. “The final score reflects our season so far, we have been close with every team in every game.”
Still on the hunt for the first win of the season, Winnipeg will go for it against the Chicago Fire in a highly anticipated weekend series starting on June 11th.