The Sudbury Wolves played a solid road game but came-up short in losing a 3-1 decision to the SOO Greyhounds on Sunday, Dec. 29th in the Lock City. The loss ended the Wolves 9 game winnning streak that began in the Soo on November 27th. The winning streak matched the Wolves’ third longest winning streak in franchise history.
The Greyhounds have one of the best home records in the league and they showed why as the Hounds were relentless in checking the Wolves throughout the contest. The Greyhounds scored at the half-way mark in the first period. Wolves’ leading scorer MATHEW CAMPAGNA tied the game less than 30 seconds later on a perfect feed by NICK BAPTISTE. Wolves’ defenceman CRAIG DUININCK also made a good play and picked up an assist.
The Wolves took an untimely penalty in the dying seconds of the first period and the Greyhounds superstar SERGEI TOLCHINSKY scored with one second left on the clock. That goal proved to be the winning goal of the contest and a momentum changer in favour of the Hounds.
The Wolves played a solid second and third period but the Greyhounds iced the win in the 3rd period with a short-handed marker. The Wolves power play was 0 for 5 while the Hounds went 1 for 5. The Greyhounds outshot the Wolves 26-21.
The Wolves will be looking to rebound with a win on the road in North Bay on December 31st as the Wolves close-out 2013 with a key match-up with their Central Division rival.