The Sudbury Wolves took the ice against the Erie Otters Friday, hopeful to redeem themselves following a disappointing season opener the night before.
Despite a valiant effort, the pack struggled to keep the puck away from the net, a struggle that became apparent in the pre-season, allowing Erie to claim a 5-2 final.
Sudbury's Quinton Byfield got the ball rolling early with what would be the Wolves' only two goals of the game, while Chase Stillman picked up his first OHL point with an assist.
The Wolves held a 2-1 lead heading into the third period until the midway mark, when Otters Kurtis Henry, Daniel D’Amato, Hayden Fowler, and Connor Lockhart scored in quick succession to seal the victory.
The Otters outshot the Wolves 38-25, with 23 saves by Erie's Daniel Murphy and 33 by Sudbury's Mitchell Weeks.