Coming off a loss to the Ottawa 67s on Sunday and a loss to the Kingston Frontenacs on Friday, the travelling Sudbury Wolves were looking to get one back when they visited the Soo Greyhounds last night.
Unfortunately, despite forcing the game into overtime, the Pack would take another loss, dropping the match 4-3 at GFL Memorial Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie. The team’s record now sits at 2-5, having lost their last five games.
Wolves goalie Mitchell Weeks earned the game’s first star as he turned aside 47 of 51 Greyhound shots.
The Greyhounds got off to a quick start, banging home two goals in the first five minutes of the game. The Soo shot itself in a foot shortly after though, picking up penalties and giving the Wolves a two-man advantage.
The Pack capitalized, with David Goyette taking a pass from Jack Thompson and beating Greyhound’s goaling Samuel Ivanov high on the blocker side with a shot from the left faceoff circle to make it a 2-1 game.
Then, just as the first period was drawing to a close, the Pack’s Quentin Musty fed one to Evan Konyen who didn’t disappoint and tied the game up 2-2 where it would remain for much of the next period.
Then, with just over three minutes left in the second, Nick Degrazia took a pass from Thompson and beat the Hounds’ Ivanov to make it a 3-2 game for the Wolves going into the third.
Although they had the lead going into the final frame, only Weeks seemed to be keeping Sudbury in it as he turned aside dozens of shots in the second and third period, which the Sault dominated, peppering Weeks with 37 shots over two periods compared to the Wolves 13.
Seven minutes into the third, the Hounds would tie it up, and tied up it would stay for the rest of the period.
The game would end with some friction. The game-winner came about after a scramble in front of the Wolves net. Pack Head Coach Craig Duncanson disputed the goal, but the on-ice ruling by the referees was upheld after a video review of the goal and the Sault took the game 4-3.
Sudbury is back in action at home this Friday, Oct. 22, when they take on the Eastern Conference-leading Hamilton Bulldogs.