The Wolves continued their Eastern Conference road trip in Kingston Friday night as they visited the Kingston Frontenacs for the one and only time this year. MACKENZIE SAVARD received the start in net, making his third appearance in a Wolves uniform. Despite a number of solid chances from the Wolves, Alan Lyszczarczyk was the only Wolf to put the puck past the Frontenacs goaltender as the team fell by a final score of 4-1.
Despite some solid scoring opportunities for the Wolves in the first period, they were unable to convert on their chances. With 3:32 seconds remaining in the period, TYLER BURNIE scored for the Frontenacs by poking RYAN CRANFORD‘s rebound past SAVARD. The Wolves trailed shots on goal in the first 17-8.
In the second period, both teams exchanged back-to-back power play goals. JASON ROBERTSON scored blocker side on SAVARD to extend the Frontenacs lead to 2-0. Off of a comment made to SAVARD during the celebration, TED NICHOL was sent to the box for an unsportsmanlike conduct. It was costly penalty for the Fronts as ALAN LYSZCZARCZYK scored on the power play to cut the lead to 2-1. That was it for the period as the Wolves trailed 2-1 after 40 minutes of play. The Wolves out-shot their opponents in the second period 9-8, but trailed shots on goal after two periods 25-17.
Early in the third period, BURNIE scored his second of the game to extend the Frontenacs lead to 3-1 on the power play. BRETT NEUMANN made it 4-1 for the Frontenacs just 3 minutes later. The Wolves were unable to make a comeback in the period falling by a 4-1 final. Shots on goal 40-21 in favour of the Frontenacs.
The Wolves will finish their Eastern Conference road swing on Sunday in Ottawa. Game time 2:00pm. Listen to the live play-by-play on mixlr.com/sudburywolves or on the Sudbury Wolves App.