Valentini Scores Two to Help Lift Wolves over Fronts
The Sudbury Wolves came out with a bite Sunday afternoon sending the Frontenacs home defeated. A two-goal night from RYAN VALENTINI and a three-assist outing from MICHAEL PEZZETTA lifted the Wolves over the Frontenacs to win by a 5-3 final.
The Wolves received the first period they have been looking for in the past few games and managed to strike first. It was a beautiful tic-tac-toe play that put the Wolves on the board from Captain KYLE CAPOBIANCO, SHANE BULITKA, and OWEN LANE who finished it off. Lane was credited with the goal on the play making it his second of the season. VALENTINI made a beautiful play in front of JEREMY HELVIG and put it over his shoulder to extend the lead to 2. AIDAN JAMIESON and NICHOL’s got tangled up behind ZACK BOWMAN, causing JAMIESON to be tossed from the game. With just over a minute to play in the first, the Frontenacs cut the lead in half with a goal from LINUS NYMAN.
The Wolves continued to play strong in the second period generating a number of great chances on net. VALENTINI scored his second goal of the game to put the Wolves up 3-1. With 10:05 left in the period, RYAN CRANFORD scored to close the gap to 3-2. The Wolves successfully killed off a late period goal to head into the intermission up 3-2 with shots on goal 28-22 in favour of the Frontenacs.
The Frontenacs applied lots of pressure in the third period, ringing it off the crossbar early in the frame. NYMAN scored his second of the game to tie it up at 3. The Wolves turned on the jets to finish the frame, challenging the Frontenacs back into their end. DMITRY SOKOLOV sent DAVID LEVIN a pass to the front of the net where he made no mistake to allow the Wolves to regain the lead. In the dying seconds of the frame, MACAULEY CARSON scored an empty net goal to seal the deal. The Wolves won by a 5-3 final with shots on goal 35-28 in favour of the Frontenacs.
VALENTINI was awarded first star honours while LEVIN was granted the third star of the game.
The Sudbury Wolves will return home at the end of next weekend after a road trip for a matinee match-up on Sunday November 27th when they get set to host their Central division rival, the Niagara Icedogs, at the Sudbury Community Arena. Puck drop is 2:00pm! The Sudbury Wolves will welcome back Glencore and special guests of Fraser Mine for this Sunday afternoon match-up. To purchase tickets, visit the Sudbury Arena Box Office, call 705-671-3000 or visit greatersudbury.ca/tickets.