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Wolves Take Point in OT Loss to Petes

Jessica Van Staalduinen

In a fight to the finish, the Sudbury Wolves ended Thursday night’s road match-up with one point as the Peterborough Petes completed their comeback in overtime to take a 5-4 victory over the Wolves.

Wolves goal scorer’s included Dmitry Sokolov, Dawson Baker, Michael Pezzetta, and newcomer Kirill Nizhnikov who made his Sudbury Wolves debut after being traded from the Barrie Colts early Thursday morning. Nizhnikov recorded a three-point night with a goal and two assists, earning him the second star of the game.

Both teams swapped power play goals in the first period from Christopher Paquette and Dmitry Sokolov. Paquette opened the scoring for the Petes just over five minutes into the game. The Petes were celebrating their Teddy Bear Toss tonight as Paquette’s goal sent the bears flying, giving the Wolves time to regroup. With two Petes players in the box, Sokolov released a one-timer from the point that beat Dylan Wells and tied the game at 1. Nizhnikov and Cole Candella assisted. After the first period, the Wolves led shots on goal 13-9.

The Wolves showed off their offensive in the second period as Baker, Pezzetta, and Nizhnikov all beat Wells during the frame. The Wolves took their first lead of the game as Baker netted a rebound off of a faceoff. An answer from Nikita Korostelev tied the game at 2. Just over ten seconds after the goal, Michael Pezzetta scored to allow the Wolves to regain the lead before Nizhnikov added another one for the Wolves with seven seconds remaining in the second. The Wolves took a 4-2 lead out of the second period.

The third period was all Petes as goals from Zach Gallant and Paquette, with his second of the night, tied the game up at 4 by the halfway mark of the period. Neither team would convert in the last half, sending the game into overtime. Just a minute and a half into the extra frame, Jonathan Ang scored a power play goal to seal the game. Final shots on net were 28 a piece.

The Wolves will continue their road trip on Saturday evening in Kingston when the boys take on the Kingston Frontenacs 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 Eastlink TV Channel 10 or 610 to watch the broadcast.

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