The Sudbury Wolves kicked off the second half of the season on the road Thursday night as they visited the North Bay Battalion. Aiden Jamieson was the overtime hero as the Wolves defeated the Battalion 3-2.
The Wolves got the start they were looking for as Liam Dunda put the Wolves on the board less than two minutes into the first period to give them a 1-0 lead. Just past the midway point of the opening period, Shane Bultika made it 2-0 for the Wolfpack. Shots on goal after the first period were 8-6 in favour of the Battalion.
The Battalion brought themselves within one during the second period on a power play goal by Brett MacKenzie as he defeated Wolves’ goaltender Zack Bowman. The Battalion continued to lead shots on goal 20 to 13 after two.
Late in the third period, Hanmer native Brad Chenier tied things up for the Battalion. Despite a number of close chances for both teams, regulation solved nothing and the Wolves and Battalion headed to overtime.
Aiden Jamieson was the overtime hero for the Wolves as he scored midway through the extra frame to clinch a 3-2 victory for the Wolves. Final shots on goal were 39 to 31 in favor of the Battalion. Jamieson was named first star in the contest, while Zack Bowman picked up the second star. The Wolves now sit one point behind North Bay for the Central Division lead.
The Wolves will look to keep things rolling Friday night as they host the Guelph Storm for the only time this season at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at the Sudbury Arena Box Office or at greatersudbury.ca/tickets. Friday is Trust Your Bust Night! TrustYourBust will be hosting a raffle table to help fundraise for the Trust Your Bust fund in support of Breast Cancer research at Health Sciences North. The raffle prize includes an autographed Sudbury Wolves Jersey, four tickets to an upcoming game, Fifth Avenue Pearls and more. Visit their tables in the lower lobby for more information