Wolves Fall 3-2 to IceDogs in OT
In an entertaining match-up between the Sudbury Wolves and Niagara IceDogs Saturday, the IceDogs prevailed in overtime with a 3-2 victory over the Wolves. The Wolves made a late comeback surge, but were only able to pick up one point on the road, with goals coming from Dmitry Sokolov and Kyle Rhodes.
Colton Incze started in net for the IceDogs and was the difference maker as he made a total of 40 saves en route to the IceDogs’ win. Incze proved to be a difficult puzzle to solve as he shut the door on the Wolves in the first and second period. Both teams had opportunities to score in the first period but neither goaltender allowed a shot through to end the period locked at 0.
The teams continued to go back and forth in the second with Matthew Philip opening the scoring late in the period. With under three minutes remaining, Philip sent a rebound past Mario Culina to give the IceDogs a 1-0 lead. Great chances from the Wolves included a 3-on-1 with Drake and Darian Pilon and Dawson Baker as the Wolves out-shot the IceDogs 15-11 in the frame.
Continuous pressure from the Wolves led to an exciting end of the hockey game. Sokolov scored his 19th of the season on the power play from David Levin and Kirill Nizhnikov to tie the game at 1. With just over three minutes to play, Philip scored his second of the game to give the IceDogs the lead once again. Just over a minute later, Rhodes from Drake Pilon and Michael Pezzetta tied the game at 2 to send the game into overtime.
In overtime, Drew Hunter scored off of a scramble to end the game at 3-2 for the IceDogs. Final shots on net were in favour of the Wolves at 42-33.
The Sudbury Wolves will wrap up their weekend Sunday in Hamilton against the Bulldogs at 2:00 pm. 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 more coverage than ever before on Eastlink TV Channel 10 or 610 to watch the available broadcasts.