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Steelheads reel in travelling Sudbury Wolves

Sudbury gets one point in shootout loss to Mississauga 
David Goyette scored his 12th goal of the season in the Sudbury Wolves' 5-4 loss to the Mississauga Steelheads on Dec. 3.

The Sudbury Wolves were on the road on Sunday afternoon for a game against the powerhouse Mississauga Steelheads

Jakub Vondras was the starting goaltender on the road for the Wolves while Jack Ivankovic was in goal for Mississauga. 

Coming into this game, the Wolves sat below 17th place in the Ontario Hockey League on the Power Play. 

Mississauga wasted no time in finding the back of the net in this game, when Finn Harding scored his fifth goal of the season just 1:32 into the game. 

Mississauga would increase their lead to 2-0 just 1:38 later thanks to a goal by Luke Misa, his 11th of the season. 

Fast forward to just over halfway through the first and the Wolves would get on the board to cut the Steelheads lead to 2-1 thanks to a goal by Landon McCallum, his ninth of the season. 

Shortly after, the Steelheads would run into significant penalty trouble that would help Dalibor Dvorsky score his 14th goal of the season for Sudbury to tie the game 2-2.

At the 14:14 mark of the opening period, with the Wolves on another power play, David Goyette scored his 12th goal of the season, to cap off an eventful first period. The Wolves hit the dressing room for the first intermission with a 3-2 lead, thanks to a strong power play performance that saw the Pack go two-for-five in first.

Neither team would find the back of the net until the 7:53 mark of the second period when Porter Martone would tie the game up for the Steelheads by scoring his whopping 17th goal of the season to tie the game 3-3.

Zander Veccia for Mississauga would give his team a 4-3 lead with 5:29 remaining in the period, which is where the game stood heading into the second intermission with one period remaining in regulation time. 

Despite several high-quality scoring chances for both teams in the third, there was only one goal in the period, when Wolves defenseman Nick DeAngelis notching his first to tie the game 4-4. This proved to be the only goal of the period and the game would go into overtime.

With 1:05 remaining in the extra period, Quentin Musty received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for a slew-foot.

Unfortunately for Mississauga, they couldn’t capitalize on the man advantage. With no goals scored in the extra frame, this game headed to a shootout. 

Dvorsky, McCallum, and Goyette couldn’t score against Ivankovic in the shootout and Luke Misa scored the only goal for the Steelheads, securing a 5-4 shootout win for Mississauga. 

After the loss, the Sudbury Wolves now hold a record of 13 wins, 10 losses, one overtime loss and one shooutout loss. 

The Pack is back home at Sudbury Arena on Dec. 6 against the Soo Greyhounds with a scheduled start time of 7:05 p.m.


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