The Ottawa 67’s made their one and only visit to the Sudbury Community Arena on Saturday night for a rematch of the teams matchup on October 7th which saw the Wolves come away with a 6-4 victory. Despite the Wolves strong effort in tonight’s game, they fell just short of a victory as the 67’s came out on top in a shootout by a final score of 4-3. The 67’s attack in tonight’s game was led by SEAN MONAHAN whowas a force up front posting two goals and an assist en route to being named the games 3rd star. On the home side, Ottawa native, NATHAN PANCEL, had a strong performance for the Wolves positing 2 goals and an assist, leading him to be named the games 2nd star. Prior to puck drop, a Remembrance Day ceremony was held to honour our fallen troops.
NATHAN PANCEL would open the scoring for the home team at the 11:35 mark of the first when he fired a shot past 67’s netminder, KEEGAN WILSON for his 8th of the season. SEAN MONAHAN would return the favour for the 67’s scoring his first of the evening with 3 minutes remaining in the first frame. The teams would head to the dressing room after the first tied up at one apiece. The Wolves held the edge in shots in the first period by a 14-9 margin.
The second frame remained scoreless until the 11:30 mark when SEAN MONAHAN buried his second of the evening past Wolves’ goalie JOEL VIENNEAU. The goal would give Ottawa their first lead of the evening and allowed them to head into the break with a 2-1 lead. The Wolves would outshoot the 67’s for the second straight period by a 15-11 margin.
It only took the 67’s 18 seconds to get on the board in the 3rd as RYAN VAN STRALEN streaked up the ice and put the puck right through the wickets of JOEL VIENNEAU. MONAHAN would pick up an assist on the play for his third point of the evening. With 12 minutes to go, newly acquired NATHAN CULL would inject some energy into the Wolves lineup, as he would drop the mitts with 67’s forward CONNOR BROWN. The Wolves would go on to pull within one with 2:40 to go in the third when MICHAEL KANTOR banged home a rebound that narrowly crossed the 67’s goal line. NATHAN PANCEL would then send the Wolves faithful into a frenzy when he put home his second of the evening with 15 seconds to go in the third frame. PANCEL’S goal would send the teams to overtime deadlocked at 3. The Wolves would outshoot the 67’s for the third straight period by a slim margin of 14-13.
A 5-minute overtime would settle nothing, as the teams would head to a shootout. After 3 rounds the teams remained deadlocked at one, with goals from TYLER GRAOVAC and JOSH LEIVO. TAYLOR FIELDING would put a halt to the Wolves heroic comeback efforts, as he would seal the deal for the 67’s in the fourth round of the shootout.
The Wolves will now head on the road for three games, which will see them make stops in Brampton, London and Sarnia. Don’t miss out on the action, as STEW KERNAN will have the call of the games on KFM 95.5!
The Wolves next action at home will be on Wednesday, November 14th when they face-off against the Brampton Battalion. Tickets for the game can be purchased at the Sudbury Arena Box Office or by calling (705) 671-3000. This game will be sponsored by BELL.
MOLSON 3 STARS
1. MICHAEL KANTOR
2. NATHAN PANCEL
3. SEAN MONAHAN