The Sudbury Wolves pushed their win-streak to seven games when they visited the Barrie Colts for a rare Thursday night road game. The Wolves’ young group gave the Colts fans quite the show as they laid on the pressure and pulled out a big 6-3 win after going into the game short several veteran players. Quinton Byfield was named first star of the game with two goals and two assists. Final shots on goal were 35-31 in favour of Barrie.
Quinton Byfield stole the first goal of the game from the Colts on their annual Teddy Bear Toss Game. At 7:40 into the first, he struck a beautiful goal to give the Wolves a 1-0 lead. Jack Thompson and Owen Gilhula both earned assists. Unable to score throughout most of the opening frame, the Colts did not back down in an attempt to tally a goal before the end of period. Jacob Tortora sent the teddy bears flying with just under two minutes remaining in the period. With 1:15 left in the period, the Colts went straight into intermission to clean up the bears. The final minute and 15 seconds of the period was played after the intermission and both teams switched sides and headed straight into the second period.
It was a heavy second period in goal scoring for the Wolves as they notched four goals to take an upper hand on the Colts leaving the score at 5-2 after 40 minutes. Wolves goal scorers included Quinton Byfield with his second of the night alongside Peter Stratis, Blake Murray, and Ryan O’Bonsawin.
The Colts were able to tally another goal, however, that was not enough to steal the win from the Wolf pack. Jason Willms made it a 5-3 game at 4:03. Leading up to the half way mark in the final frame, Owen Robinson fired in his third of the season that helped finish off a huge 6-3 win over the Central Division rivals.
Wolves Hockey action will continue tomorrow night when the pack returns home to face-off against the Kitchener Rangers in the Wolves annual Teddy Bear Toss Game at 7:05pm. This will be the final home game before the Christmas break and is a pivotal game for the team as they look to tie the franchise record for most wins in a row at home with 12. The Wolves will close out the first half of the season on Sunday with a stop in Mississauga to take on the Steelheads at 2:05pm. Great seats are available at the Sudbury Arena Box Office and online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets or sudburywolves.com.