It was a fun Sunday afternoon at the Sudbury Arena, as the Sudbury Wolves played an entertaining match-up against the Peterborough Petes, skating away with a 4-0 victory. Liam Ross led the charge with two goals and Macauley Carson and Blake Murray each adding a marker.
Marshall Frappier had a career game as he recorded his first OHL shut-out making a total of 27 saves throughout the game. Liam Ross also played an outstanding game, recording a career high two goals in the game and doubling his goals on the season. Frappier was named also first star of the night, Ross was named second, and Blake Murray was named the third.
Sudbury native, and three-time Olympic medalist, Rebecca Johnston, was on hand to participate in a ceremonial puck drop after bringing home a silver medal from Pyeongchang in Women’s Hockey. Johnston then spent the game signing autographs and taking pictures with fans.
A power play goal for the Wolves started the ball rolling in the first period, as Macauley Carson netted the puck off of a rebound. Assists on the goal were awarded to Shane Bultika and Cole Candella. Five minutes later, a great individual effort from Blake Murray resulted in a goal, as he brought the puck down the wing before sending it top shelf. With the period winding down, Doug Blaisdell dropped the gloves with Cole Fraser to set the tone for the rest of the game.
In the second period, Ross scored his first goal at home as he released a hard shot from the blue line that beat Hunter Jones. Rough stuff continued in the second period as David Levin dropped the gloves with Matt McNamara, bringing the crowd to their feet. The Wolves outplayed the Petes in the second period, out-shooting them 17-6 and went into the intermission leading 3-0.
The Wolves continued to push hard in the third period, holding the Petes to 5 shots on net. Frustration boiled over as another fight broke out, this time between Nolan Hutcheson and Austin Osmanski. With under three minutes remaining in the period, Ross released another hard shot from the point to extend the Wolves lead to 4. Bulitka recorded another assist on the play, ending the game with two points. Final shots on net were 46-27 in favour of the Wolves.
The Sudbury Wolves will end the home portion of the 2017-18 season next Friday at home when the Wolves take on Dmitry Sokolov and the Barrie Colts at 7:05 pm. Tickets are on-sale now for both home games at the Box Office and online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets.