The Sudbury Wolves found their stride on Friday the 13th as they handled the Ottawa 67’s in a decisive 7-1 victory. Highlights from the game included a hat trick from Dmitry Sokolov, two beautiful goals from David Levin, as well as markers from Reagan O’Grady and Nolan Hutcheson. The Wolves were explosive, as they capitalized on their chances and had a number of highlight reel goals.
Marshall Frappier got the start for the Wolves in net against his hometown team. He played a strong game from start to finish, including making a pivotal save on Mathieu Foget on a penalty shot in the second period.
The Wolves started strong from the first period, outshooting the 67’s 16-6. Dmitry Sokolov opened the scoring with the lone goal of the first period with a quick release off a faceoff win from David Levin. With all the pressure in the period, the Wolves carried the 1-0 lead into the intermission.
In the second period, the Wolves came out firing, scoring 4 unanswered goals. Sokolov completed his hat trick by the halfway marker of the period, bringing the fans to their feet and the hats to the ice. Reagan O’Grady scored next as he took a pass from Levin and fired it into a wide-open cage. With 4 minutes left in the third period, Nolan Hutcheson beat Cedrick Andree to extend the Wolves lead to 5-0.
The 67’s finally got on the board early in the third on a goal from Travis Barron, however, David Levin was the star of the third as he scored two more goals for the Wolves. Both of Levin’s goals were highlight reel, with his first coming as he cleanly beat Andree before chipping the puck into the net. His second goal was scored off a great play from Sokolov, who faked a shot before handing it to Levin who made no mistake. The game ended with a 7-1 final, with shots on goal 34-28 in favour of the Wolves
Troy Lajeunesse played an excellent game picking up four assists. His hard work was recognized by the fans as he was voted the Subway’s Hardest Working Player of the Game for the second player in a row.
The Wolves will now board the bus for Peterborough to get set for tomorrow’s 4:05 pm game followed by Sunday’s 6:05 game in Oshawa. Fans can follow the Wolves on the road in a number of different ways this season. Fans can listen to the live play by play on the radio at 96.7 CKLU or mxlr.com/sudburywolves on the Sudbury Wolves App. In addition to listening to the game, fans can tune into Eastlink TV Channel 10 or 610 to watch the broadcast.
And don’t forget, Wednesday is Student Night when the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds come to town for game 2 of the Bell Challenge Cup! Fans can now purchase their tickets online or at the Sudbury Arena Box Office. Post-secondary students will be able to purchase a ticket, popcorn, and pop for $17 or a ticket, popcorn, and pop for $20. The offer is available online in advance at https://sudburywolvestickets.com/product/student-night-offer/. Deadline to purchase is Tuesday at midnight.