67’s Come Out on Top in Pre Season Opener
Fans had their first taste of OHL action back at the Sudbury Arena Friday night as the Sudbury Wolves welcomed the Ottawa 67’s to the Nickel City for pre-season action. Despite it being exhibition hockey, both teams battled hard in what was a chippy match between the two teams. The 67’s were the ones who came out victorious in a 3-1 final, with Macauley Carson notching a goal for the Wolves.
The teams swapped power play goals between the first and second period with the 67’s taking the lead first. Quinn Yule scored a power play marker from Mitchell Hoelscher and Carter Robertson. For the Wolves, veteran Macauley Carson finished a great play around the net to tie the game. The goal came off a pass from Blake Murray as he fed the puck out from behind the net, with the second assist credited to David Levin.
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Jake McGrath shared the game, with Luukkonen playing the first period before McGrath had his opportunity in net. McGrath made an outstanding save off a penalty shot to keep the game tied going into the third period.
In the final frame, the 67’s solidified their win with two top-shelf goals off of quick releases from Carter Robertson and Merrick Rippon. Robertson’s goal marked his second point of the game.
The Wolves out-shot the 67’s each period, ending the game with final shots on net 39-24 in favour of the home team.
Exhibition action continues as the Wolves will travel to Owen Sound on Sunday to take on the Attack at 2:00pm. Fans can follow the action on Twitter.