The Sudbury Wolves return to action at home this Friday night for the annual Teddy Bear Toss against the Hamilton Bulldogs at 7:05pm. The Wolves are coming off a solid Eastern Conference road trip where they picked up 3 points including a 4-3 shootout victory over the Ottawa 67’s on Sunday afternoon. The Wolves have 3 wins, 1 tie and a loss in their last 5 and will look to keep it rolling this Friday in their final home game prior to the Christmas break against Hamilton, the Eastern Conference leader.
Friday’s match-up will mark the return of former Wolves Ben Garagan and Coach David Matsos who make their first appearance back in Sudbury. The Bulldogs are lead upfront by centre Brandon Saigeon who has 34 points in 29 games. Joining Saigeon on the offense are Philadelphia Flyers prospect Matt Strome and Montreal Canadiens prospect Will Bitten who each have 31 points on the season.
Friday’s game is sponsored by the Real Canadian Superstore. Fans, be sure to check out their kiosk in the lower lobby for the chance to win PC Points. Stay in your seats during the first intermission to catch the Real Canadian Superstore shopping cart race where one lucky winner will win 500,000 PC Points.
Fans are also encouraged to throw a new or gently used stuffed animal on the ice when the Wolves score their first goal of the game. Stuffed animals collected will be donated to the Salvation Army through the TD Toy Bank and the Volunteers from TD Bank and Nickel Centre Minor Hockey players will be on hand to help collect them. Don’t miss the 2nd intermission Sudbury Minor Hockey Association Mini-game where they feature the Hockey Canada half Ice Hockey for their Initiation program.
Tickets are on-sale now at the Sudbury Arena Box Office and online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets. Fans are encouraged to skip the box office line and save time with WOLVES WEB WEDNESDAY. All day this Wednesday and every Wednesday, fans can purchase their tickets online and save the service fees.
Following Friday’s game, the Wolves will head on the road to visit the Mississauga Steelheads Sunday December 17th at 2pm as they wrap up the first half of their schedule. 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 more coverage than ever before on Eastlink TV Channel 10 or 610 to watch the available broadcasts.