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Travelling Wolves earn 3-1 win over the Petes

Pack’s new captain, Liam Ross, picks up the game winner
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Sporting a new 'C' on his jersey, Sudbury Wolves' defender Liam Ross earned the game-winning goal against the Peterborough Petes on Jan. 13.

Not only did the Sudbury Wolves earn a road game win over the Peterborough Petes on Thursday night, they showed off their new team captain, who ended up picking up the game-winning goal.

Defenceman Liam Ross was named the team captain after former captain Jack Thompson was traded to the Soo Greyhounds this week. 

Ross helped lead the team to a 3-1 win in the team’s first game since the trade deadline, earning his fifth goal of the season and the game winner.

The Pack was first on the scoreboard when halfway through the first period, Kocha Delic picked up his ninth goal of the season (assisted by Liam Ross and David Goyette) to make it a 1-0 game for the Wolves.

The teams would battle back and forth for the remainder of the first and 10 minutes into the second before Ross picked up his fifth goal of the season, scoring would be the game winner and giving Sudbury a 2-0 lead.

Two minutes later, Petes’ forward Joe Carroll would score unassisted to bring Peterborough to within one.

The rest of the second would remain scoreless as would most of the third with the Wolves and the Petes battling back and forth until the final minute of play when Jacob Holmes potted an empty-netter to make it a 3-1 Wolves hockey game. It was Holmes’ first goal in a Wolves jersey, since coming to the team as part of the trade for Jack Thompson.

Wolves goalie Mitchell Weeks made 31 saves on 32 shots to pick up the third star of the game.

The Pack is now sitting in second-to-last place in the Eastern Conference, just ahead of the Niagara IceDogs. Overall, the Wolves are also in second-to-last place, again just ahead of the IceDogs.

The Wolves continue a busy road swing tonight with a stop in Kingston to take on the Frontenacs. They then head to Ottawa for a Saturday tilt against the 67s.