The Sudbury Wolves are pleased to announce their November Player of the Month Award winners.
SKATER’S EDGE PLAYER OF THE MONTH
The Skater’s Edge Player of the Month for November is Minnesota Wild prospect DMITRY SOKOLOV. The Omsk, Russia native leads the Wolves offensively with 28 points in 26 games. He also leads the team in goals scored with 13. Throughout the month of November, he scored 5 goals and added 4 assists and he also participated in two CIBC Canada Russia series games for team Russia where he had 1 goal and 1 assist. The Sudbury Wolves would like to congratulate Dmitry Sokolov on his strong play this season.
MOLSON 3-STAR PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Dmitry Sokolov has also been named the November Molson 3-star award winner. The elite Russian forward was named the first star in two games during the month of November. On November 3rd, Dmitry had 2 goals and 1 assist, including the overtime winner and on November 16th, he had a 4-point performance to carry the Wolves to an 8-2 road victory over the Barrie Colts. Sokolov continues be to be a strong leader for the Wolves this season.
WOLVES UNITED COMMUNITY PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Captain Michael Pezzetta has been named the November Wolves United Community Player of the month. The Toronto native participated in a number of community initiatives this past month. He made visits to local schools and participated in Movember where he raised over $500 to promote Men’s Health. The Montreal Canadiens prospect continues to show leadership on and off the ice. Now in his fourth season with the Wolves, the former 2014 first round draft selection by Sudbury. Along with his leadership in the locker room and in the community, Pezzetta is currently putting up career numbers offensively with 24 points in 27 games to start off the season. We are pleased to have Pezzetta as a member of our organization and the Greater Sudbury community.
REG WILKINSON SCHOLASTIC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
The November Reg Wilkinson Scholastic Player of the Month is first year defenceman Liam Ross. Liam has maintained an average of 82% at St. Charles College including a 94% average in university-level physics. He is also enrolled in English, French Immersion and Career Studies. Liam was sidelined for part of the November with a concussion and still manage to excel in his school work. The Markham native was a fourth-round pick of the Wolves in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection. The Sudbury Wolves wish to congratulate Liam on his hard work on and off the ice this season.
TESC HARDEST WORKING FORWARD OF THE MONTH
The Sudbury Wolves have named Drake Pilon as the TESC Hardest Working Player of the month for November. Drake was acquired through free agency at the start of last season and has been a driving force for the Sudbury Wolves. Drake has worked extremely hard to prove his abilities and has become a vital part of the team. The Sault Ste. Marie native was scouted, along with twin brother Darian, for his extreme work ethic that he brings to the arena every shift. Drake finished November with 3 goals and 3 assists in 11 games. The Wolves would like to congratulate Drake on his hard work and performance throughout the month of November.
TESC HARDEST WORKING DEFENCEMAN OF THE MONTH
The recipient of the TESC Hardest Working Defenceman is Cole Candella. The recent addition to the Wolves’ blueline has been a strong offensive weapon for the team since his acquisition in late September from the Hamilton Bulldogs. Cole has notched 18 points in 28 games to date this season. Candella was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Vancouver Canucks. The NHL prospect had a solid month in November with 1 goal and 6 assists in 11 games. The Wolves would like to acknowledge Cole for his strong work ethic on and off the ice.
On-ice presentations will begin tonight when the Wolves host Central Division rivals, the Mississauga Steelheads at 7:05pm. Tickets are on-sale now at the Sudbury Arena Box Office.