It was another hard-fought game but this one with a different outcome from Friday as it was the visiting team who was able to hold on for the win. The Mississauga Steelheads stood strong in the dying seconds to come away with a 4-3 win over the Wolves, with final shots on net 39-36 in favour of the Steelheads.
Michael Pezzetta had another big multi-point night scoring two of the Wolves goals to give him 10 on the season, just one behind scoring leader Dmitry Sokolov.
Neither team wasted any time in getting started as Ian McKinnon and Evan Krassey dropped the gloves just over three minutes into the game. Krassey had the team on their feet and the fans cheering loud as he got the best of McKinnon. A power play goal from Albert Michnac marked the first goal of the game to give the Steelheads a 1-0 lead. With under ten seconds remaining in the period, Jacob Cascagnette scored for the Steelheads to extend their lead to 2-0 heading into the intermission.
After being outshot in the first period, the Wolves came out hard in the second as they outshot the Steelheads 12-8. Shane Bulitka scored the only goal of the period as he released a quick snapshot that slipped past Emanuel Vella to cut the lead to 2-1.
It took just under three minutes into the third period for the Wolves to tie the game as Pezzetta scored off of Kyle Rhodes’ rebound. Despite the Wolves continuing to pour on the shots, the Steelheads found the right bounces as Cole Schwindt and Albert Michnac added goals to set the score at 4-2. Pressure from the Wolves paid off as Michael Pezzetta scored his second power play goal as he redirected Cole Candella’s shot into the net. That would be as close as the Wolves could get.
Pezzetta was named the second star of the game, while Bulitka was honoured with the third star.
The Sudbury Wolves will be back on home ice next Friday, November 10th as they play host to the Barrie Colts at 7:05 pm. The Wolves will be honouring local veterans and military personnel prior to puck drop. Fans can now purchase their tickets online or at the Sudbury Arena Box Office.