The Sudbury Wolves traveled to St. Catharine’s Saturday night to battle the Niagara IceDogs. Sophomore Macauley Carson scored two goals early in the first to help get the Wolves going and they never looked back as they defeated the IceDogs 4-3.
Macauley Carson scored a minute and 14 seconds into the opening period to put the Wolves on the scoreboard. This was the start the Wolves were looking for. Carson struck again at the midway point of the period to extend the Wolves lead to 2-0. Danial Singer cut the Wolves lead in half in the later stages of the opening frame. The Wolves led shots on goal 15-8 after 20 minutes.
In the second, Oliver Castleman scored on the powerplay for the IceDogs to tie the game up at two. A minute later, Captain Kyle Capobianco scored on the powerplay from the point to regain the Wolves lead. The Wolves outshot the IceDogs 28-17 after forty minutes.
Owen Lane opened up the Wolves lead to 4-2 three minutes into the third. Kirill Maksimov scored for the IceDogs a minute and a half later to close the gap; however that was as close as the IceDogs came as the Wolves won by a 4-3 final. Final shots on goal were 37-32 in favour of the Wolves.
C.J. Yakimowicz picked up two assists in the game, while Mackenzie Savard picked up the win in net. Macauley Carson was named the first star of the game for his two goal performance and Owen Lane picked up the third star for his game winning goal.
The Wolves will wrap up their regular season on the road Tuesday when they visit the Mississauga Steelheads for the rescheduled game from February 26th. Game time is 7pm. Listen to the Wolves on the road by tuning into the live play-by-play on mixlr.com/sudburywolves.
With a playoff spot clinched, tickets for home playoff games #1 and #2 will go on-sale at the Arena Box Office on Monday at 11am. Dates, times and opponents are still to be determined. Check back to sudburywolves.com for ticket and game information as it is released.