Wolves Pick Up Point Against Battalion
The Sudbury Wolves kicked off their seven-game road trip in North Bay Wednesday against their Northern rivals the Battalion. After a comeback from the Battalion that sent the game into overtime, the Wolves fell by a 3-2 final with their goals coming from Macauley Carson and Nolan Hutcheson.
Carson opened the scoring for the Wolves for the second time in as many games as he netted a beautiful top-shelf goal, firing a one-timer past Christian Propp. A strong first period continued for the Wolves as Nolan Hutcheson went short-side on Propp to extend the Wolves lead with the assist going to Doug Blaisdell. The rookie forward now sits at five goals on the season. The Wolves out-shot the Battalion 9-7 through the opening frame.
It was a quick start to the second for the Battalion as Justin Brazeau put the home team on the board just over thirty seconds into the period to cut the Wolves lead in half. Jake McGrath made many key saves through the frame as the Battalion doubled up on the Wolves in shots.
The Battalion continued to add pressure in the third as they pushed to tie the game, out-shooting the Wolves 14-8 through the period. Two minutes in, Luke Moncada capitalized off of a rebound to tie the game at two. After Jake McGrath was slashed in the hand behind the net, Emmett Serensits came to his defense as he dropped the gloves with Luke Burghardt.
Less than a minute into overtime, Jake Henderson floated the puck past the goal line to end the game with a 3-2 final.
McGrath had a busy night fending 35 shots as the Battalion out-shot the Wolves 38-25. Notably, McGrath was named the second star of the game.
The Wolves will return home before travelling to Kitchener tomorrow to prepare to take on the Rangers on Friday at 7:30pm followed by the Bulldogs on Saturday at 7:00pm. Fans can follow Friday’s game in Kitchener by tuning in to CKLU 96.7 or listening live on mixlr.com/sudburywolves.