The Sudbury Wolves were hungry for win when they traveled to Sault Ste. Marie for a Wednesday night battle in Game 4 of the Bell Challenge Cup. The Wolves proved they had a bigger bite after doubling up on the Greyhounds by a 4-2 final with shots on goal 36-26 in favour of the Soo. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen had an exceptional game making 34 saves while Owen Robinson notched two goals to help secure the win. Other Wolves goal scorers included Macauley Carson and Adam Ruzicka.
The Sudbury Wolves came out hot in the first period, scoring two goals to take the lead from the Greyhounds in their barn. Carson tucked the puck into the back of the net after Matthew Villalta fanned over the puck when he attempted to clear it. Minutes later, Adam Ruzicka then launched a rocket of a shot, top corner glove side to make it 2-0. Approaching the end of period, Jordan Sambrook made it a one goal game when he beat Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, scoring his 14th of the season.
In the second period, the Wolves were quick to jump on their chances. Owen Robinson scored his first of two in the period one minute and 40 seconds in. The goal came off a shot from Shane Bulitka where Owen Robinson was ready and buried the rebound. Owen Robinson then made it a 3-1 game when he spun past a Greyhound defender and snapped one straight into the back of the net past Matthew Villalta.
Despite the Greyhounds laying on the pressure in the final frame and outshooting the pack 36-26, they were unable to catch the Wolves lead. The Wolves took home the two points in the 4-2 final.
The Wolves will be back in action Friday night when they return to the Sudbury Community Arena at 7:05pm. The Wolves will open their doors to the Flint Firebirds for the one and only time this season. Great seats are still online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets or Sudburywolves.com.