The Sudbury Wolves took on the Soo Greyhounds on the road for a Wednesday evening match-up. In Game 5 of the Bell Challenge Cup, the Greyhounds had a late period goal in the third that surged them ahead for a 4-3 win. Goal scorers for the Sudbury Wolves included Dawson Baker, Blake Murray, and Anthony Tabak.
It was a solid first period of hockey for the Wolves, as they outshot the Greyhounds 12-11. Baker opened the scoring halfway through the period for the Wolves as he deflected a shot in front of Matthew Villalta. The Greyhounds responded as Boris Katchouk beat Jake McGrath netting a goal on a wide-open cage. The teams ended the period tied at one goal each.
The two teams duplicated the first period, exchanging goals from Murray and Ramus Sandin. Murray scored his eighth of the season as he knocked a puck that bounced off the end boards into the net. Owen Gilhula and Liam Ross both picked up assists on the play. Sandin responded for the Greyhounds off a screened shot to tie the game at two to end the second period.
Tabak scored for the Wolves just over two minutes into the third period to allow the Wolves to regain their third lead of the game. Tabak’s goal comes as his third in four games, after scoring his first OHL goal last Thursday night in Barrie. After killing off two minor penalties, the momentum switched in the Greyhounds favour as Katchouk scored a rebound goal to tie the game with his second of the night. With just over three minutes remaining, Greyhounds Captain Tim Gettinger gave the Greyhounds their only lead of the game. That is all the Greyhounds would need as took this one by a 4-3 final, with final shots on net 34-22 in favour of the Greyhounds.
Baker was named the second star of the night after scoring a goal and picking up an assist on Tabak’s goal.
The Sudbury Wolves will return home for a double-header weekend as they get set to take on the Peterborough Petes at 7:05 pm and the Kitchener Rangers on Sunday at 2:00 pm. Fans can purchase tickets at the Sudbury Arena Box Office, online, or by calling (705) 671-3000.