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Wolves win streak snapped by Greyhounds

Quinton Byfield records 100th OHL point in a losing effort
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Blake Murray earned second star in a losing effort Wednesday night as the Wolves were beaten 6-2 by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. (File)

A pair of streaks came to an end on Wednesday, as the Soo Greyhounds ended their seven-game losing skid while putting a stop the the Wolves four-game win streak.

The Greyhounds marched into the Sudbury Arena Wednesday night and came out with a convincing 6-2 win to break out of a slump that had seen them drop seven straight contests where they were torched for 41 goals.

The Wolves had been riding a four-game win streak coming into Wednesday's contest, but the game was all but over at the halfway point as the Greyhounds built up a 4-0 lead by the midway point of the second period.

Alex Johnston opened the scoring for the visitors at the 13:18 mark of the first period and the teams headed to the intermission with the Greyhounds up 1-0.

The Hounds pounced early in the second, with Johnston scoring his second of the night, this time short-handed, less than two minutes into the period. The Greyhounds continued to pour it on, scoring goals two minutes apart with Zack Trott and Tanner Dickinson finding the back of the net to put the visitors on top 4-0.

The Wolves had some push back in them, as Macauley Carson and Blake Murray scored for the home side in less than two minutes to narrow the gap, but that's as close as the Wolves would get on the night.

A Tye Kartye goal for the Greyhounds with less than four minutes to play in the second put the Soo on top 5-2 heading into the third period. Jaromir Pytlik would score his eighth goal of the season seven minutes into the third period to cap off the scoring on the night, giving the Greyhounds a 6-2 win.

Blake Murray earned second star honours for his two-point night, scoring a goal and adding an assist.

Quinton Byfield hit the scoresheet with an assist on Carson's goal on the powerplay. With the assist, Byfield recorded his 100th OHL point, giving him 43 goals and 57 assists in 85 games played with the Wolves.

The Wolves are back on home ice on Friday to take on the league-leading Oshawa Generals. Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. The boys in blue will close out their homestand Sunday afternoon when they take on the Hamilton Bulldogs at 2:05 p.m.




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