The Flint Firebirds made their one and only appearance of the season at the Sudbury Arena Saturday night, where they shut-out the Wolves by a score of 2-0. The Wolves battled hard and generated numerous chances, but Flint’s goalie, Alex Nedeljkovic stood tall for the Firebirds all night.
The Wolves and Firebirds battled in a close, back and forth 1st period. Both teams exchanged early chances, but neither team could come up with a goal. The Firebirds opened the scoring on the powerplay when Connor Chatham finished off the play for Flint. The Wolves headed to the dressing trailing by one after the first 20 minutes, however they would lead in shots on goal 13-9.
The 2nd period was once again closely contested. The Wolves had a number of very good quality scoring chances but were unable to finish. Wolves’ newcomer MIKKEL AAGAARD had a number of chances to tie things up, including a partial breakaway but Nedeljkovic was up for the task to keep their lead. After 40 minutes, shots on goal were 28-16 for the Wolves.
The Wolves battled hard in the final period of play. Despite numerous chances, and offensive zonetime, Nedeljkovic continued to shut the door for the Firebirds. ZACK BOWMAN was also very strong in the Wolves net as he gave his team a chance to win all night. However Cullen Mercer scored on the empty net to close out the victory for Flint. Final shots were 41-21 for the Wolves.
The Sudbury Wolves would like to thank Glencore as well as all of those who donated to their toy and food drive both Saturday and on November 22nd.
The Wolves are back in action Wednesday when they travel to Sault Ste. Marie to continue the Bell Challenge Cup at 7:07. Wolves’ fans can follow the action by tuning into the live play-by-play on 95.5 KFM.
The next Wolves home game is next Friday, December 4th, against the Barrie Colts at 7PM. Tickets are on sale at the Sudbury Arena Box Office, by calling (705)-671-3000, or online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets.