It was a tough night for the Sudbury Wolves as they welcomed their Northern rivals for Game 3 of the Bell Challenge Cup. After a strong first period and outshooting the Greyhounds 37-26, the Wolves did not get the result they hoped for and dropped a 7-4 decision to the Soo. Wolves goal scorers included Quinton Byfield, Darian Pilon, Blake Murray, and Jack Thompson.
The Wolves took a quick jump on the Greyhounds to start the match with a nice wrist shot goal from Quinton Byfield who was in the slot. Darian Pilon then tallied another goal for the home team as he tipped it into the open net past Matthew Villalta, off a pass from Peter Stratis. The Wolves held their lead up until the last minute in the opening frame where Morgan Frost recorded his first of five goals on the afternoon to make it a 2-1 game for the Wolves.
The Greyhounds made a quick comeback early in the second period when Zack Trott scored just under three minutes in to tie the game at 2. The Greyhounds took their first lead of the game after Morgan Frost scored his second of the night. Blake Murray forced the game back into a tie at 3 a piece. He went forehand-backhand and roofed it in behind Villalta.
Despite the Wolves outshooting the Greyhounds in the final frame and a beautiful goal from Jack Thompson, who fired it in from the point, the Greyhounds capitalized on the chances and took home the win with a 7-4 final.
The Sudbury Wolves will look to rebound from a tough weekend when they travel down Highway 17 on Thursday to visit their rivals the North Bay Battalion for a 7:00pm puck drop. Fans can follow the Wolves on the road by tuning into the live play-by-play on CKLU 96.7 or mixlr.com/sudburywolves.