Jakub Vondras was the starting goaltender for Sudbury while Charlie Schenkel got the nod in goal for the Greyhounds.
The Greyhounds scored early and often in this game, starting with Owen Allard getting his eighth goal of the season to give the Soo a 1-0 lead just 1:27 into the game.
The Greyhounds continued to dominate the Wolves in play, but couldn’t solve Jakub Vondras until the 19:22 mark when Allard scored his ninth of the season and second of the game to increase the Soo’s lead to 2-0, which is where things stood after the first 20 minutes of play.
Right out of the gate to start the second period the Greyhounds picked up where they left off, with Marco Mignosa scoring his fourth goal of the season just over one minute into the middle frame to give the Greyhound a 3-0 lead.
Less than two minutes later, Andrew Gibson scored his third of the season to give the Soo a commanding 4-0 lead.
After the fourth Greyhounds goal, Wolves Head Coach Ken Mackenzie pulled Vondras out of the net in favour of Nate Krawchuk.
At the 8:46 mark of the second Bryce McConnell-Barker scored his sixth of the season to increase the lead for Sault Ste. Marie even further, making it 5-0.
With just over five minutes remaining in the period the Sudbury Wolves finally got on the board when Evan Konyen scored his sixth of the season to make the score 5-1 for the Soo.
Sixteen seconds later, Allard completed the hat trick by scoring his tenth of the season, to make the score 6-1, the Greyhounds firmly in control.
With 3:02 remaining in the second, Evan Konyen scored his second goal of the game and seventh of the season to make the score 6-2 for the Soo with one period remaining in the game.
Almost halfway through the third period, Dalibor Dvorsky continued his hot streak, scoring his seventh goal of the season to bring Sudbury closer, now down 6-3. With the goal, Dvorsky now has at least one point in every game since joining the Wolves.
With 2:28 remaining in the third, the Wolves continued to chip away at the Greyhounds’ lead when Nick Yearwood scored his fourth of the season, a shorthanded goal to make the score 6-4 for the Soo.
With 26 seconds remaining however, Justin Cloutier scored his eleventh goal for the Soo, an empty-netter to seal a 7-4 victory for the Greyhounds.
After the loss, the Wolves now have a record of 10-7-1 on the season.
The Pack will finally be home on Nov. 17 against the defending Ontario Hockey League champions, the Peterborough Petes, with a scheduled start time of 7:05 p.m. Then on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., the Wolves make the short trip to North Bay to face their other Northern Ontario rivals, the Battalion.
Super fan Robert McCarthy covers Sudbury Wolves games for Sudbury.com. Got a question for Robert? Email it to [email protected].