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MacKenzie takes the reins for Wolves double-header weekend

Fans will finally get to see the Sudbury Wolves new head coach, Derek MacKenzie, behind the bench this weekend
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The Sudbury Wolves have named Derek MacKenzie as the club’s 31st head coach.

The Sudbury Wolves host a home-ice double-header this weekend and it will be the first chance for local fans to see the team’s new head coach, Derek MacKenzie, in action. 

Finishing off a seven-game homestand, the team welcomes the Barrie Colts on Friday for a 7:05 p.m. showdown, followed by a visit from the Kingston Frontenacs on Sunday for a 2:05 p.m. tilt.  This weekend will also mark the debut of new Sudbury Wolves Head Coach Derek MacKenzie behind the  bench.  

The Wolves are coming off a picture-perfect weekend for the Pack as they took all four points on the  table this past weekend, winning both contests against the Guelph Storm and Kitchener Rangers. Over a weekend that saw the Pack earn wins against the Guelph Storm and the Kitchener Rangers, 12 goals were scored by 11 different players, while Quentin Musty scored two. Netminder Joe Ranger made 54 saves on 58 shots and was named OHL Goaltender of the Week. 

“David Goyette continues to lead the team in points this season with nine goals and 10 assists which makes up for 19 on the season,” the team said in a news release. “Quentin Musty had an amazing weekend from an offensive standpoint notching 5 points in the last two games, and now sits with 18 points on the season. Landon McCallum and Quentin Musty share the team lead in assists with 12.”

Tickets are on-sale now for both matchups at greatersudbury.ca/tickets and at the Sudbury Arena box office.  

Following Sunday’s game, the Wolves hit the road to play three games in four nights. On Thursday they play the Peterborough Petes, followed by the Ottawa 67s on Friday and the Kingston Frontenacs on Sunday. Fans can follow the Wolves on the road by tuning into the road games with the live play-by-play on CKLU 96.7  and mixlr.com/sudburywolves. Fans can also watch the games on OHL Live at https://watch.chl.ca/.