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Wolves face tough test Friday night against Petes

BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW scott@northernlife.ca It's round three. Tonight, the Sudbury Wolves square off against the Peterborough Petes for the third time this season. Game time at the Sudbury Arena is 7:30 pm. Both clubs have won a game.
BY SCOTT HUNTER HADDOW

It's round three.

Tonight, the Sudbury Wolves square off against the Peterborough Petes for the third time this season.

Game time at the Sudbury Arena is 7:30 pm.

Both clubs have won a game. The Petes took the first game 2-1. The Wolves took the next game, in convincing fashion, with a 7-2 win.

The Petes have been on a winning roll lately, and scoring a truck load of goals.

Wolves' head coach and general manger Mike Foligno is aware of the robust offence that the Petes possess, and knows his troops better be prepared for a tough battle.

"They're a team that really can explode offensively," said Foligno. "Their power play has been a really big part of their game, and we have to make sure to not give them too many opportunities. We have to play a disciplined game and jump on our early opportunities."

The Petes should expect a rather unpleasant welcome from the Wolves.

"We have to make it very tough for them in our building," said Foligno. "We want to make sure to keep our home record intact. We're undefeated at home so far, but we're not so concerned about being undefeated as we're about playing well, and especially in front of our fans."

In the two games so far, Liam Reddox has given the Wolves the most trouble. He has a goal and two points.

For the Wolves, Bobby Chaumont leads the way with three assists in the two games.

Here's a look at the Petes top three scorers over their last five games, prior to their Thursday night contest against Kingston.

Jamie Tardif has been red-hot, with six goals and 12 points, Reddox has one goal and eight points, and Trevor Hendrix has three goals and seven points.

Here's a look at the Wolves' top three scorers over their last five games.

Chaumont has five goals, McDonough has five assists, and Ben Pouliot has two goals and four points.

The Wolves then travel on Sunday to take on the Brampton Battalion at 2 pm.

It will be the third meeting between the two clubs, and they will not gift-wrap a win for the Wolves.

"Brampton is always going to be tough, said Foligno. "A lot of teams have trouble with Brampton. We play them hard. We're a similar in a lot of areas. They have a lot of guys that open a game up. With have to keep a watch on guys like Wojtek Wolski and Ryan Oulahen. Again, success will come as long as we stay out of the penalty box."

You can catch the game live on 790 CIGM.





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