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Kingston Frontenacs edge out Sudbury Wolves 5-4 in overtime

Visiting Wolves tie up an exciting back and forth game in Kingston, but come out on a losing side of an overtime goal
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Kingston Frontenacs skated to a 5-4 win over the visiting Sudbury Wolves in Ontario Hockey League action Friday night at the Leon’s Centre.

Kingston forward Matthew Soto scored three and a half minutes into overtime to edge out the Wolves. 

Owen Outwater opened the scoring action for Kingston at 4:41 into the first period. Soto followed with a second goal about 10 minutes later. The scoreboard said 2-0 for Kingston. 

But then Sudbury began a comeback. Just before the end of the period, Sudbury defenceman Jacob Holmes scored for the Wolves. 

The push continued in the second period. Andre Anania fired in Sudbury's second goal to tie the game.  That would be followed by yet another Sudbury goal, this time by David Goyette to bring the score up to 3-2 for the Wolves. 

Kingston began its comeback early in the third period.

Leftwinger Francesco Arcuri fired one past Wolves goalie Joe Ranger just 21 seconds into the third. The game was tied.

The action continued for another 15 minutes until Arcuri scored again with the go-ahead goal. Thing were looking good for the Frontenacs until a minute later when Sudbury defenceman Nolan Collins scored the for the Wolves, making the game a 4-4 tie. 

That sent both teams into overtime. There was almost a minute and a half left on the clock with Soto scored the winner for Kingston. 

The win was recorded by Kingston goaltender Ivan Zhigalov who made 22 saves,  while Sudbury’s Joe Ranger stopped 31 shots.

The Wolves move on to Ottawa this weekend to play the Ottawa 67s in the TD Place Arena at 2 p.m. on Sunday November 27.

The next local action for the Sudbury Wolves is Wednesday November 30, when North Bay's Battalion plays at the Sudbury Arena at 7:05 p.m.