The Sudbury Wolves were on home ice on Friday night taking on a struggling Niagara IceDogs team.
Jakub Vondras got the start in goal for the Wolves while Charlie Robertson was the goaltender for Niagara.
It took less than five minutes for the Wolves to score in this one, as Chase Coughlan scored his ninth goal of the season just 4:14 into the first period to give the Wolves a 1-0 lead.
Less than two minutes later, the Wolves would add to their lead, thanks to a goal from Kocha Delic, his 18th goal of the season, giving Sudbury a 2-0 lead.
Nathan Villeneuve would cap off the period by helping Sudbury take a 3-0 lead with his 17th goal of the season just under 11 minutes into the first period, and after the first period of play, the Wolves led the IceDogs by a score of 3-0.
Just over eight minutes into the second period, Evan Konyen scored his 21st goal of the season to further pad Sudbury’s lead, making it 4-0 for the Wolves.
Sudbury native Zach Giroux scored his 18th goal of the season, giving the Wolves a commanding 5-0 lead 10:30 into the second period, which is where the game stood with one period left to play.
The third period was quiet until 5:48 remaining when Kevin He scored his 25th goal of the season finally putting Niagara on the board, who were now trailing 5-1.
Sudbury would add one more goal with 21 seconds remaining in the game, with David Goyette scoring his 30th of the season to cap off a resounding 6-1 home victory for the Sudbury Wolves.
With the win, the Sudbury Wolves now hold a record of 29 wins, 15 losses, three overtime losses and two shootout losses, good for first place in the Central Division, first place in the Eastern Conference and third place in the Ontario Hockey League.
The Sudbury Wolves hit the road for a game on Sunday afternoon to take on the Mississauga Steelheads with a puck drop scheduled for 2 p.m.
Super fan Robert McCarthy covers Sudbury Wolves games for Sudbury.com. Got a question for Robert? Email it to [email protected].