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Wolves play two home games this weekend

Greetings OHL fans! Here's another scoop of OHL snippets to enjoy. (As always, stats quoted are as of Northern Life Thursday morning press deadline). The Sudbury Wolves are getting their road act together.

Greetings OHL fans! Here's another scoop of OHL snippets to enjoy. (As always, stats quoted are as of Northern Life Thursday morning press deadline). The Sudbury Wolves are getting their road act together.

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Last weekend, the Wolves defeated Oshawa to earn their eighth road victory of the season. They now have more wins on the road than they had all of last season (seven wins). There are still eight road games to go. The Wolves played in Barrie last night.

London, of course, is the best road team in the OHL with 20 wins.

Wolves rookie defenceman Troy Murray has made an immediate impact for the Wolves, and he's already showing off a physical style of play.
Murray dropped the gloves twice in the Oshawa game, fighting Justin Allen and Chad Thompson.

In his first four games, Murray has one assist and 16 penalty minutes.

Your weekly dose of OHL action is doubled this weekend as the Wolves entertain Mississauga on Friday (game time is 7:30 pm) and Belleville on
Sunday (game time is 2 pm).

Sudbury and Mississauga are in a dogfight for Central Division supremacy, so the match should prove to be interesting.

Mississauga holds the advantage in the season series so far with three wins. The other game was a tie.

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Rafal martynowski (9) and the Sudbury Wolves will host the Mississauga IceDogs tonight at the Sudbury Arena. Game time is 7:30 pm.
Sudbury snipers will have to bring their best if Mississauga starts goalie Michael Ouzas. He has two wins and a tie against Sudbury this season, and has stopped 80 of 85 shots fired his way by Sudbury shooters.

Mississauga defenceman Kyle Quincey has racked up two goals and eight points in four games against he Wolves this season.

Nick Foligno has recorded at least one point in all four games against Mississauga. Foligno has one goal and five points.

The Western Conference laid the smack down on the Eastern Conference in the Bell All-Star Classic Game on Wednesday night in Owen Sound. The
West won 9- 4, thanks in large part to three London players, Rob Schremp, Corey Perry and Dylan Hunter, who combined for 10 points. Schremp,
who recorded two goals and four points, was named MVP for the West. Barrie's Rob Hisey, who scored a goal and one assist, was named East MVP.

Marc Staal, Ben Pouliot and Patrick Ehelechner took part in the game from the Wolves. Pouliot recorded an assist, Staal scored no points, while
Ehelechner allowed five goals on 14 shots.

Former Wolves coach Bert Templeton was awarded the Bill Long Award for distinguished service to the OHL. Templeton died Dec. 3, 2003 from cancer. Templeton has the second most coaching wins in OHL history with 907.

A special tip of the hat goes to Sudbury's Doug Horner, a linesman in the OHL for 26 seasons, for his inclusion to help referee the all-star game. It was his first ever all-star game.

It looks like the white flag has now been officially raised in Oshawa. The Generals are in a horrible slide with no end in sight. Oshawa has lost nine straight games as of Feb. 2. Their last win was Jan. 1, 5-3 over Kingston. Since then, the Generals have gone 0-11-2, and have set up shop in the league's basement.

Oshawa played Kingston last night.

On the opposite end of the scale, the Ottawa 67's are making a charge up the East Division standings. The 67's are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games.

Part of the surge is thanks to rookie goalie Anthony Guadagnolo. He had a 6-3 record in January, along with a brilliant .923 save percentage in those games.

London Knight Corey Perry has put the pedal to the metal as he looks to earn his first ever OHL scoring championship. Perry has seven goals and 17 points in his last five games, which included his wild offensive outburst against Kingston on Jan. 30, where he scored five goals and added an assist. Perry now has 34 goals and 86 points in 43 games. His teammate, Dylan Hunter, is second in scoring with 25 goals and 77 points in 49 games.

Perry was named the OHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 30 for his outstanding efforts.

Sudbury spotlight: Lively's Andrew Desjardins has been a solid contributor to Sault Ste. Marie this season. In 50 games, Desjardins has 11 goals and
23 points. He had three goals and nine points last season in 55 games.


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