Wolves Come Up Just Short in Peterborough
The Sudbury Wolves kicked off their Eastern Conference road trip Thursday night in Peterborough as they paid a visit to the Petes for the final time this year. The Wolves fell behind early in the first, and despite a last minute drive, the Wolves were unable to tie things up, falling by a 2-1 final.
The Wolves got off to a slow start as the Petes scored two goals late in the opening period. Christopher Paquette and Cole Fraser notched the goals for the Petes. The Wolves trailed shots on goal 13-7 after the first period.
Dmitry Sokolov cut the Pete’s lead in half towards the end of second period as he scored his 36th goal of the season. Linemates David Levin and Ryan Valentini assisted on the play. After forty minutes, the Wolves trailed shots on goal 33-21.
The Wolves had a number of close chances in the third, but Pete’s goaltender Dylan Wells stood tall. In a last minute drive to tie up the game, McGrath skated to the bench in favour of the extra man, however the extra fire power was not enough to help the Wolves secure the tying goal. The Wolves fell by a 2-1 final. The Petes led shots on goal 37-28.
The Wolves will look to get back in the win column Friday night when they visit the Kingston Frontenacs at 7:00pm. Listen to the live play-by-play on mixlr.com/sudburywolves or on the Sudbury Wolves App.