Friday’s home game found the Sudbury Wolves triumph over of the Mississauga Steelheads, notching a final score of 2-1.
The game’s highlights include Chase Stillman scoring his ninth goal of the season, giving him goals in two straight games following the previous day’s game, also against the Steeheads.
Matthew Mania and Kocha Delic got the assists, while Landon McCallum earned his third goal of the year over the Steelheads goaltender’s shoulder in the second period, according to a media release issued by the Wolves.
Goaltender Mitchell Weeks was under siege for the majority of the third period, but held strong to give the Wolves the victory and earn First Star of the Game honours. He finished the game with 38 saves.
“I thought it was one of the cleanest games we’ve played this year,” Head coach Craig Duncanson said in a video released by the Wolves. “We had a lot of clean exits out of our zone, guys made simple, strong plays, we had lots of scoring chances, we limited them to fewer chances till we didn’t, and the storm came, and our thanks to Michell Weeks to weather that storm.”
Weeks is a “calm individual who has that influence on a lot of guys on our team, and gives us chance after chance to win games,” Duncanson said of the 20-year-old goalie from Barrie.
“We’re growing as a team, and every once in a while it’s a sunny day and things go well, and we know there will be rainy days ahead but we’ll be stronger for it and we’ll keep thriving.”
Friday’s win followed the Wolves’ home game loss against the Steelheads the previous evening -- a game that ended with a score of 5-3.
“I don’t think I played my best game last night, so it felt really good to be able to get a start again tonight and have a good run,” Weeks said.
The Wolves are currently eighth of 10 in the Ontario Hockey League’s Eastern Conference, with eight wins, 12 losses and one overtime loss.
The Sudbury Wolves’ next game is on Sunday, when they face off against the Barrie Colts at 2:05 p.m. at the Sudbury Community Arena.