Sunday afternoon, the Sudbury Wolves evened the regular season series with a win over the Ottawa 67’s in what was an exciting and fast paced hockey game. The Wolves peppered goaltender PHILIPPE TRUDEAU with 48 shots in this contest and were able to secure their third win in a row by a final score of 4-3.
In the opening period, the 67’s got on the board early with a goal by forward JOSEPH BLANDISI six minutes into the first period. The Wolves would tie up the score before the period would end. Montreal Canadiens prospect, CONNOR CRISP, would net one for the home team with NICHOLAS BAPTISTE and JEFF CORBETT receiving assists on the play. The Wolves outshot the 67’s 19-6 in the first.
In the second period, RYAN VAN STRALEN intercepted a pass at the hash marks and was left alone in front of Wolves’ goaltender, FRANKY PALAZZESE. VAN STRALEN would made no mistake in finding the back of the net and after 40 minutes of play, the score would remain 2-1 in favour of the 67’s. The Wolves continued to drill the 67’s netminder with another 19 shots once again in the 2nd frame for a combined 38 saves.
The Wolves returned to the ice with more offensive chances and were able to beat TRUDEAU on the powerplay only a few minutes into the third and final frame. CONNOR CRISP buried his second goal of the night to tie things up at 2. 30 seconds later, CRAIG DUNINCK would rip a shot from the blueline to give the Wolves their first lead of the game. DOMINIK KAHUN would add to the Wolves’ lead when he found his third of the season just over the midway point of the period. The 67’s were determined to regain control, however only managed to come within one when JOHN URBANIC tipped one in off his torso with just under four minutes to play.
Shots on goal after three period of hockey were 48-29 in favour of the Wolves.
The Wolves are back home next weekend to host yet another double header weekend. Come watch the boys Friday and Saturday night when we welcome the Sarnia Sting and Missisauga Steelheads to the Big Nickel. Reserve your seats by calling the Sudbury Arena Box Office at 705-671-3000 or online at greatersudbury.ca.
MOLSON 3 STARS:
1 – Dominik Kahun (SBY)
2 – Craig Duininck (SBY)
3 – Philippe Trudeau (OTT)