The Sudbury Wolves paid a visit to Eastern Conference rivals, the Hamilton Bulldogs Wednesday evening. Dmitry Sokolov scored two goals in the match-up to help push the Wolves past the Bulldogs as they defeated Hamilton 3-2.
The games saw plenty of back and forth action between the two squads. The Wolves and Bulldogs exchanged goals in the first and second two remain tied at 2-2 after two periods of play. Dmitry Sokolov opened the scoring for the Wolves just over halfway through the first period. Kyle Capobianco and David Levin picked up the assists on the opening goal. Will Bitten then tied things up for the Bulldogs with 2:30 remaining in the first. Shots on goal after the first period were 14-5 in favour of the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead early in the second period on a goal by Matthew Strome, however 6 minutes later, the Wolves tied the game back up on a goal by Macauley Carson. Shots on goal after two periods of play was 20-13 for Hamilton.
In the third, both teams had plenty of chances to take the lead, however Dmitry Sokolov was the hero for the Wolves with his second of the game. Zack Bowman stood tall in net and shut the door on Hamilton for the remainder of the game as the Wolves took this game by a 3-2 final. Hamilton led shots on goal 30 to 22. Dmitry Sokolov was named first star in the contest, while Zack Bowman was named third star.
The Wolves will kick off a four game home stand beginning this Friday night when the North Bay Battalion visit the Sudbury Arena at 7:00pm. Friday marks North Bay’s first regular season visit to Sudbury this year, in what is sure to be an exciting Northern rivalry match-up.
Come join the fun in a new era of Wolves hockey! Tickets are on-sale now at the Sudbury Arena Box Office or online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets. Avoid the lines and come down early to get your seats today. For Group Sales discounts and special programs call the Wolves Office at 705 675 3941.