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Wolves double up on Spirit

Sudbury gets huge 6-3 victory over second place Saginaw
Sudbury Wolves

The Sudbury Wolves were at home on Friday night to take on second place Saginaw Spirit.

The Wolves were looking to send an impressive showing of 4,775 fans home, happy with a win.

Jakub Vondras got the nod in goal for the hometown Wolves while Saginaw went with Andrew Oke in goal.

It took the Wolves 6:39 to strike with the first goal of the game, when St. Louis Blues’ prospect Dalibor Dvorsky scored his 30th goal of the season, giving Sudbury
a 1-0 lead.

Just under two-and-a-half minutes later Aidan Castle scored his fourth goal of the season to tie the game for the Spirit, making the score 1-1.

With just over six minutes remaining in the first period, the Spirit took the lead with a goal off of Owen Beck’s stick, his 28th of the season, giving Saginaw a 2-1

With 1:28 to go in the opening period, Ryan Pryce scored his third goal of the season to tie the game for the Wolves, and the score was tied 2-2 heading into the
first intermission.

Saginaw would reclaim the lead at the 6:32 mark of the second period, when Josh Bloom scored his sixth goal of the season to make the score 3-2 for the Spirit.
It was all Wolves for the rest of the way.

Just over two minutes later Kieron Walton scored his 16th goal of the season to once again tie the game for the Wolves at 3-3.

At the 13:59 mark of the middle frame the Wolves took the lead for the first time in the game with Kieron Walton’s second of the night, giving Sudbury a 4-3 lead
with one period remaining in the game.

With 11:59 remaining in the game, Walton completed the natural hat trick by scoring his third goal of the game, and third uninterrupted goal, giving the Wolves
a 5-3 lead.

Sudbury would seal the victory with a goal from Evan Konyen, his 22nd of the season, with 1:32 remaining in the game to cap off a 6-3 victory for the Sudbury
Wolves over the Saginaw Spirit.

With the win, the Sudbury Wolves hold a record of 31 wins, 15 losses, three overtime losses, and three shootout losses, good for first place in the Central Division,
first place in the Eastern Conference and third place in the Ontario Hockey League with just 16 games remaining in their regular season.

The Wolves hit the road for the next two games, first on Sunday, Feb. 18 for an afternoon game in Kitchener against the Kitchener Rangers with a scheduled start time of 2 p.m. followed by a game in Guelph on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 19, also scheduled to start at 2 p.m. before returning home on Friday, February 23 rd for a game against the defending OHL Champions, the Peterborough Petes, with a scheduled start time of 7:05 p.m.


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