Still flying from their win against the Windsor Spitfires the night before, the Wolves welcomed the Sarnia Sting last night for their first and only visit of the season.
Wolves goal scorers were Drake Pilon, Blake Murray and Adam Ruzicka, with assists by Nolan Hutcheson and Quinton Byfield. The Wolves' Murray, Ruzicka and Hutcheson were name first, second and third of stars of the game respectively. Final shots on goal were 39-26 in favour of Sudbury.
A shorthanded goal on Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen by Franco Sproviero, opened up scoring for the Sting just under the midway mark of the opening frame. Depsite outshooting Sarnia 12-10, the Wolves entered the second period down one.
Wolves' Pilon was quick to even the score in the second, beating Cameron Lamour low to mark his ninth of the season. Murray followed with fire, scoring his first goal off a wrap-around pass from Hutcheson and his immediate second from the slot. The Wolves led 3-1 after 40 minutes.
The Sting brought the game within one in the final frame, when Hugo Leufvenius finished a nice crease feed from Ryan McGregor on the power play. A short-handed wrap-around goal by McGregor past Luukkonen, tied the game at three.
With just under four minutes of play remaining, Ruzicka claimed the game winning goal with a backhand shot off a centering pass by Owen Robinson. The game ended with a final score of 4-3 in favour of the Wolves, making this the team's fifth straight win.
The Wolves are on the road this Wednesday, facing off against the Soo Greyhounds at 7:05 p.m. for game four of the Bell Challenge Cup Series.