Wolves Fall on Road to Steelheads
The Wolves visited the Mississauga Steelheads for their third game in as many days for some Sunday afternoon hockey. In the final meeting between the two teams this season, the Steelheads took a 4-1 final, with the Wolves goal coming from first year forward Nolan Hutcheson.
It was a hard-hitting first period for the Wolves and Steelheads who were facing each other for the sixth time this season. Marshall Frappier received the start for the Wolves making a total of 40 saves in the game. A shot from Trent Fox was deflected in front of Frappier to allow the Steelheads to take a 1-0 lead.
Halfway through the second period, Fox added his second of the game to extend the Steelheads lead to two goals. The Wolves thought they had cut the Steelheads’ lead in half after a goal from Cole Candella, but after the Steelheads’ coaches challenged the goal for offside, the referees called back the goal. With 12 seconds remaining in the period, Mathieu Foget slipped the puck over the goal line to make it 3-0 for the Steelheads heading into the intermission.
The Steelheads continued their attack in the third period as Nicolas Hague scored minutes into the frame. Rookie Nolan Hutcheson scored his fourth goal of the season to put the Wolves on the scoresheet with the assist going to Blake Murray. Murray’s assist extended his point streak to 9 games. That would be it for the Wolves, as the Steelheads came out victorious with a 4-1 final with shots on goal 44-27 in favour of the Steelheads.
The Wolves will return to action on Wednesday night when they travel to Sault Ste. Marie to face off against the Soo Greyhounds. The puck drop is set for a 7:07pm start at the Essar Centre. 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.