The Sudbury Wolves earned a hefty 7-4 win over the Peterborough Petes Friday night, during their annual Bell Let's Talk game.
This win was a team effort, with Blake Murrary, Liam Ross, Nolan Hutchenson, Shane Bulitka, Drake Pilon, Cole Candella and Adam Ruzicka, acting as the game's seven different goal scorers. Final shots on goal were 33-24 in favour of Sudbury.
Murray earned the first start of the game with one goal and two assists, while Hutcheson earned the third star. The Wolves continue to sit fourth place in the Eastern Confrence with 55 points.
Murray opened up the scoreboard in the first when he redirected a pass from Macauley Carson, directly into the net. Ross was quick to build the lead, wiring a beautiful goal past Petes' Hunter Jones thanks to assists by Murray and Hutcheson.
With one goal for the Petes made by Adam Timleck, the Wolves entered the second period with a 2-1 lead, with shots on net 12-6 in favour of Sudbury.
Timleck added his second for Peterborough just over give minutes into the period, sparking a fire in the Wolves. The pack regained their lead when Hutcheson in full confidence, burried one into the back of the net.
With 7.5 seconds left in the Petes power play, Bulitka scored his thirteenth of the season to build a 4-2 lead for the Wolves.
Wolves' Pilon kicked-off the third period with a quick, short-handed goal inside the post, limiting chances for the Petes to recover in the final round. Timleck was determined to leave it all on the ice, scoring his third of the night to complete a hat trick for Peterborough.
Seeing the score drop to a two-goal game, Wolves' Candella ripped he puck through a screen on the power play to provide insurance for the pack. Liam Kirk scored for the Petes halfway through the final frame, but this was not enough to stop the hungry Wolves.
In a last ditch effort Peterborough pulled their goaltender, allowing Ruzicka to burry his seventeenth of the season on the empty net and take home a 7-4 final.
The Wolves travel to Mississauga Sunday, in the hopes to continue their win streak in a match against the Steelheads.