It was Friday night hockey action at the Sudbury Arena as the Peterborough Petes visited the Wolves for the first time this season. The Wolves hit a hot goaltender in the Petes, DYLAN WELLS, and could not solve him. Despite outshooting the Petes every period and by a 51-20 final, the Petes came out on top winning 4-2.
It was a great defensive first period by both teams. The Wolves had a number of great scoring chances in the opening 20 minutes, especially one from RYAN VALENTINI as he created an excellent opportunity for DMITRY SOKOLOV in front of WELLS. With two minutes remaining in the period JOSH COYLE scored for the Petes to give them the 1-0 lead heading into the first period intermission.
The Petes came out hard in the second with two unanswered goals from STEVEN LORENTZ and ADAM TIMLECK. Building off his success in his last few games, DMITRY SOKOLOV scored to put the Wolves back in the game. Penalty trouble cost the Wolves another goal as LOGAN DENOBLE scored to put the Petes up 4-1. That goal would end MCGRATH‘s night as ZACK BOWMAN replaced him. A goal from CJ YAKIMOWICZ with 1:41 left in the period gave the Wolves lots of energy heading into the intermission.
The Wolves continued to apply pressure in the third period but could not find any answers to WELLS. Once again the Wolves outshot the Petes in the period by 19-2.
The Sudbury Wolves are back at home on Sunday afternoon when they get ready to battle against the Ottawa 67’s at the Sudbury Community Arena. This is Ottawa’s only appearance of the season in Sudbury. Game time is 2:00pm. Sudbury’s games is sponsored by your community minded Your Independent Grocers, Neil’s, Vrab’s, Battistelli’s, and Chartrand’s. The four stores will be on hand to make their pocket schedule draws during the first intermission. Sunday is Family Day! Kids under 12 and under accompanied by an adult will receive admission for only $10.
Tickets are on-sale at the Sudbury Arena Box Office beginning at 11am on Sunday or online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets.