Super powers weren't enough to keep our Wolves from defeat last night, as they welcomed the Soo Greyhounds for the fourth annual Superhero Game at the Sudbury Arena.
The Wolves superhero goal scorers were Adam Ruzicka and Quinton Byfield, who each scored two goals against the team's Northern Ontario rivals. After a heroic performance by both teams, the Hounds took home Game Five of the Bell Challenge Cup series with a 10-4 final. Final shots on goal were 43-38 in favour of the Soo.
Ruzicka opened up scoring for the Wolves in the first period, with a quick goal just over one minute into the match. The Hounds retaliated with goals by Keeghan Howdeshell and Jordan Sambrook, introducing a lead of 2-1 for the Soo.
Nearing the end of the period, a turnover from Blake McConville allowed Byfield to tie the game at two. Ruzicka caught this momentum, shooting one from the high slot to beat Ethan Taylor and give the pack a 3-2 adventage heading into the second frame.
The Greyhounds took control of the ice in the second and third period, scoring a number of goals on Wolves' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and then on his relief, Jonathan Lemaire. A final goal by Byfield was not enough to catch the Soo's lead, and the match ended with a score of 10-4.
The Wolves will be spending the Family Day weekend on the road, taking on the Niagara IceDogs Sunday at 2 p.m. and then the Oshawa Generals Monday at 2:05 p.m.