The Sudbury Wolves wrapped up their thanksgiving weekend road trip in Kitchener Sunday as they matched up against the Rangers at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. After a busy couple of days, the Wolves were able to push their win streak to five games with a 3-2 win in overtime.
The Kitchener Rangers opened the scoring in the first with Jack York striking with his first goal of the season at 8:51. The Wolves continued to put pressure on the Rangers with 12 shots on goal but were unable to get one in past Lucas Pfeil.
In the second, the Rangers came flying out the gates, especially Dallas Stars prospect Riley Damiani scoring on the power play 14 seconds into the period with assists coming from Joseph Garreffa and Eric Guest. Over half way through the second, Darian Pilon responded with his third of the season, putting the Wolves on the board and cutting the Rangers lead by one. With the game getting more intense by the minute, Kirill Nizhnikov exited the penalty box with a mission to score. With a quick snapshot, Nizhnikov ripped one in past Pfeil to tie the game at 2.
The Wolves and Rangers were back to even strength for the third period, 10 shots on goal for Kitchener and 9 shots on net for Sudbury, Luukkonen and Pfeil made all the necessary saves pushing the game into overtime. A great play by both Nizhnikov and Murray handed over the two points to the Wolves after Murray sealed the deal scoring fifty-two seconds in.
The Wolves return to action Friday, October 12th, 2018 at the Sudbury Community Arena where they will host the Barrie Colts at 7:05pm. Great seats are still available at greatersudbury.ca/tickets or in person at the Sudbury Arena Box Office. New this season, online tickets purchased from your home computer or mobile device are now the same price as Box Office. Skip the line, get your tickets early, online, scan your phone or print your tickets at home and come cheer on your Sudbury Wolves this season!