It was an intense match-up in the Elgin Street barn Thursday when the Wolves took on the Ottawa 67’s in a pivotal Game #4 match-up. As the Wolves tried to avoid elimination, they played their hearts out, putting in blood, sweat and tears and pushing their limits. In three rounds of overtime, the Wolves played a hard fought game and left it all on the ice. Unfortunately for the Wolves, the Ottawa 67’s came out on top winning 3-2 in triple overtime with final shots on goal 63-60 in favour of Ottawa. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Shane Bulitka earned first and second stars of the game.
In a tight final game of the postseason for the Wolves, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen was outstanding between the pipes making 60 saves on 63 shots on goal.
It was a slow opening frame for both the Wolves and the 67’s as they battle hard for the first goal of the game. After 20 minutes of play, the scoreboard remained scoreless with shots on goal 11-9 in favour of Sudbury.
Mitchell Hoelscher opened the scoring for the 67’s at 4:19 in the second period. Off a feed from David Levin, Adam Ruzicka tied it up at 1 on the power play after he went top corner on Michael DiPietro. Nolan Hutcheson then gave the pack the upper-hand as he ripped in a rebound.
In the third period, Kyle Maksimovich made it a tie game at two goals a piece which then pushed the game into an extra frame.
After two and half intense rounds of overtime and both squads drained of energy, Tye Felhaber scored the game winner for the 67’s on the power play, forcing the Wolves into elimination.
The Sudbury Wolves would like to thank the fans for their continuous support this season. Thank you for cheering on the pack in an unbelievable record breaking season.