Wolves Fend Off Attack
The Sudbury Wolves welcomed the Owen Sound Attack to the Sudbury Arena for their sole appearance of the season on Sunday afternoon. The Wolves battled hard to beat the Attack with a 2-1 final with goals coming from Darian and Drake Pilon. Both teams played a clean game, with the Attack not recording a single penalty and the Wolves giving up only three.
It was a fast first period between the two teams with no scoring or penalties. Jake McGrath had an excellent outing, fending off all 11 shots in the first period as the Attack outshot the Wolves 11-4.
The Wolves came out strong in the second period generating many great scoring opportunities. Despite the effort, it was the Attack who scored first on a tic tac toe goal from Kevin Hancock to take a 1-0 lead. Former wolf Alan Lyszczarczyk made a great play that led to the goal, picking up one of the assists on the play. With less than a second remaining in the period, Darian Pilon banged home a rebound to tie the game at one. The referees reviewed the play to ensure that the puck crossed the line before the buzzer and after reviewing, the goal stood to send both teams into the dressing room tied at 1.
A great play between Drake and Darian Pilon led to the Wolves second goal of the game courtesy of Drake as he went top shelf on Attack netminder Mack Guzda. The Wolves continued to pressure the Attack as they looked to add to their lead. The Wolves battled through two penalty kills in the third period to hold on to the win. The Wolves ended the game with a 2-1 final with shots on goal 34-25 in favour of the Attack.
Jake McGrath was named first star after making 33 saves, while Drake Pilon earned second star, and Darian picked up the third. The Pilons each recorded a goal and an assist in the match.
The Wolves will look to keep things rolling when they return to action on Thursday night in North Bay at 7:00 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.