Wolves Fall 6-2 to IceDogs
The Wolves were back in action Saturday for their second of three games on the weekend as they took on the Niagara IceDogs at the Sudbury Arena. A strong game from the IceDogs proved to be more than the Wolves could handle as they skated away with a 6-2 victory.
Peter Stratis scored his first goal in a Sudbury Wolves uniform – the defenseman was present on both Wolves goals tallying a goal and an assist. He earned himself the second star of the night with his two-point performance.
Seconds into the first period, the IceDogs opened the scoring with Bradey Johnson netting one less than a minute in. A good power play from the Wolves created some momentum but it was the IceDogs who managed to score a second time to extend their lead to 2-0 heading into the intermission. The second goal for the IceDogs came from Johnny Corneil. In the sixth meeting between the two teams this season, it was an emotional affair with Drake Pilon and Adrian Carbonara exchanging words. The Wolves led in shots on net 13-10.
The IceDogs had another quick start to the period in the second as Akil Thomas put the puck off of McGrath and into the net to make it 3-0. Following Thomas’s goal, Marshall Frappier entered the net for the Sudbury Wolves. Rookie Anthony Tabak scored his fifth of the year to put the Wolves on the board to make it 3-1. Power play opportunities for the IceDogs opened up the ice, as the visiting team scored two goals less than a minute apart to lengthen their lead.
In the third, a beautiful goal from Stratis came for the Wolves as he released a hard shot from the blue line that found a small opening to cut the IceDogs lead to 5-2. The team didn’t go out quietly as they doubled up on shots on the IceDogs in the period, outshooting them 10-5. The shots couldn’t result in goals, as Billy Constantinou added another one for the IceDogs to make it 6-2. Final shots on goal at the end of the period were 34-31 in favour of the IceDogs.
The busy weekend continues for the Wolves Sunday as they travel to Mississauga to take on the Steelheads at 2:00pm. 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.