Friday night, the Sudbury Wolves topped Eastern Conference rivals, the Peterborough Petes 3-2 to even their season series. The Wolves now sit first in the Central Division and second in the Eastern Conference with 34 points. It was a memorable night for Macauley Carson as he scored the game winning goal to mark his 200th OHL game. Liam Ross and Peter Stratis both notched a goal to help the Wolves capture the win with final shots on goal 31-22 in favour of the Wolves. David Levin was named first star of the game with two assists while Macauley Carson and Peter Stratis were named second and third stars of the game.
The Petes took an early lead on the Wolves just over three minutes into the opening frame. Nick Robertson picked up the puck along the boards and rifled a shot past Luukkonen, forcing the Wolves to trail by one goal. Shortly after, Liam Ross had a great shot from the point that squeezed past Jones but it was turned away. With a little over five minutes remaining in the first period, David Levin sent a pass to Liam Ross cross-crease to tie the game at 1.
In the second, Robertson took advantage of a lucky bounce and netted his second of the night to take a 2-1 lead over the Wolves. The Wolves were unable to score, leaving them to trail after 40 minutes.
During the final frame, Peter Stratis gave the Wolves a tie game after he redirected a feed from Cole Candella straight into the back of the net past Jones. Tic-tac-toe style Macauley Carson sealed the deal with the game winner halfway through the period. David Levin and Quinton Byfield earned the assists.
The Wolves will be looking to reel in another win against Central division rivals the Mississauga Steelheads Sunday afternoon at 3:05pm. Sunday’s game is sponsored by GLENCORE who will be on hand to collect non-perishable donations for the Sudbury Food Bank. Two lucky fans who donate will win Sudbury Wolves jerseys. The first 500 fans will also receive Glencore Cheer Sticks. The Wolves wish to welcome the Onaping Tim Hortons Tyke Timbits in the second intermission mini-game.
To purchase tickets, visit greatersudbury.ca/tickets or sudburywolves.com and in person at the Sudbury Arena Box Office after Noon on Sunday. New this season, online tickets purchased from your computer or mobile device are now the same price as Box Office. Fans can skip the line, get your tickets early, online, scan your phone or print your tickets and come cheer on your Sudbury Wolves this season!