The Wolves delivered their seventh straight win last night, with a massive 9-2 victory over one time visitors, the Flint Firebirds.
It was a multi-point game for a number of players including Blake Murrary, Nolan Hutcheson, Quinton Byfield and Liam Ross. A hat-trick by Murrary earned him first star of the game, while Hutchseon claimed second with two goals and three assists.
In his impressive first game between the pipes for the Sudbury Wolves, Jonathan Lemaire made 25 saves and 27 shots to earn the third star. Final shots on goal were 41-47 in favour of Sudbury.
The Wolves were quick to score in the opening frame, with Owen Robinson burrying his seventh of the season right in front of Luke Cavallin. Midway through the period while the pack worked together to kill of a penalty, Byfield slipped past Cavallin with a short-handed goal to give Sudbury a 2-0 lead.
Sudbury secured their lead in the second, with five goals made by Ross, Murrary, Darion Pilon, and Hutcheson. Firebirds' Jacob Winterton beat Lemaire in the period to earn his tenth goal of the season, but it was not enough to catch the Wolves 7-1 run.
The Firebirds switched goaltenders in the final frame, subbing in Emanuel Vella for Luke Cavallin in an attempt to recover from their six point deficit. A goal by Firebirds' Ethan Keppen on the power play, brought the score to 7-2.
Murray caught this momentum in stride, delivering a nice goal off a centering feed from Hutcheson to complete his hat-trick for Sudbury. With less than a minute left in play, Hutcheson earned his second goal of the game to close the match with a 9-2 final.
The Wolves host the Niagara IceDogs and former wolf Jake McGrath tomorrow afternoon at 3:05 p.m.