Wolves Fall in Close Match-up to IceDogs
The Wolves continued their busy weekend with their second game in as many days Saturday night as they traveled to St. Catharines to take on the Niagara IceDogs. Despite out-shooting the IceDogs, the Wolves have been struggling offensively as of late and could only beat the IceDogs goaltender once as they fell by a 3-1 final.
The Wolves did not waste time in the first period, coming out hard from the start. However, IceDogs forward BEN JONES opened up the scoring from JOHNNY CORNEIL and HAYDEN DAVIS. MICHAEL PEZZETTA and RYAN VALENTINI made a great back and forth play in front of STEPHEN DHILLON but shot just wide of the net.
ZACH BOWMAN made a huge glove save for the Wolves in the second period to set the tone for the frame. After solid pressure from the Wolves inside the IceDogs offensive zone, DANIAL SINGER broke out alone and beat BOWMAN to make it 2-0. With 1:21 left in the period DMITRY SOKOLOV made a great play in front of the net and beat DHILLON to cut the lead to 1. PEZZETTA picked up his first assist of the season on the play. The Wolves trailed 2-1 after 40 minutes with shots on goal 34-25 in their favour.
The Wolves continued to apply pressure in the third period but could not answer back. With two seconds left in the period AARON HAYDON scored an empty net goal for the IceDogs to make it 3-1. Final shots on net favoured the Wolves 45-38.
The Wolves will close out their three in three weekend Sunday night when they visit the Oshawa Generals. Game time is 6:05 and fans can follow the game on Twitter and Facebook.