Bulldogs Double Up On Wolves
The Sudbury Wolves donned Hulk themed jerseys for their 3rd annual superhero jersey night as they took on the Eastern Conference leading Hamilton Bulldogs Saturday. A wild third period for the Bulldogs ended the game with an 8-4 final with goals from the Wolves coming from Macauley Carson (2), David Levin, and Blake Murray.
Macauley Carson was a highlight for the Wolves with a three-point performance. After two goals and an assist, Carson was named first star of the night.
Channeling the energy from their jerseys, the Wolves played a strong opening period against the Bulldogs. Neither team could find the back of the net as Kaden Fulcher and Marshall Frappier stood strong for their respective teams. The Wolves fired hard towards the net, outshooting the Bulldogs 19-12.
Goals flooded the second period with the Bulldogs scoring four times and the Wolves adding two as well. Goal scorers for the Bulldogs included Connor Walters, Arthur Kaliyev, Brandon Saigeon, and Benjamin Gleason. For the Wolves, it was Carson who scored first as he slipped a wrap-around through Kaden Fulcher. With under two minutes remaining in the period, Levin scored a power play goal to cut the Bulldogs lead to 4-2.
A beautiful goal from Carson less than 5 minutes into the third put the Wolves within one as he batted a loose puck out of mid-air into the net after Levin danced in front to set up the play. With Darian Pilon on a five-minute major following a fight with Gleason, the Bulldogs capitalized with three power play goals. Goals from the Bulldogs came from Matthew Strome, Gleason with his second of the night, and Marian Studenic. The Bulldogs continued to pressure the Wolves, resulting in another goal as Riley Stillman extended their lead. The Wolves added one more from Blake Murray late in the final frame with his 16th of the season. Assists on the play were awarded to Kirill Nizhnikov and Anthony Tabak. The Wolves led in shots on net all game, ending with a 40-36 lead on the shot clock.
The Sudbury Wolves wish to thank all of the fans who supported the Superhero jersey auction in support of Camp Quality Northern Ontario. Select jerseys are still up for bid at auction.chl.ca until February 24th.
The Sudbury Wolves now will enter a long road swing while they play their next seven games on the road. On Wednesday night, the Wolves will travel to North Bay to take on the North Bay Battalion at 7:00pm. Fans can follow the action by tuning in to CKLU 96.7 or listening to mixlr.com/sudburywolves. Fans can also tune in to Eastlink Channel 10 or HD610 to watch the game live.