Colts take down the Wolves in a 4-2 win
In their last pre-season game at the Barrie Molson Center, the Colts looked to add another pre-season win against the Sudbury Wolves before playing on the road. In a physical game between northern rivals, the Colts came out on top with a 4-2 victory.
Matthew Kreis, Josh Carrick, Roy Radke and Garrett Hooey each had goals for the Colts, while Brody Silk scored both goals for the Wolves.
Kreis opened the scoring with his third goal of the pre-season less than two minutes into the game. Andrew Mangiapane beat a falling Wolves defenceman down the left side before feeding Kreis in the slot who went five-hole on Sudbury’s Troy Timpano.
The Wolves answered back on the power play when Brody Silk finished on a low blocker shot from the half wall to beat Daniel Gibl. Conor Cummins and Austin Clapmin had the assists for the Wolves on the goal to tie the game at 1.
The Colts opened the second period with a quick goal to take the lead. Carrick scored his second pre-season goal off a point shot with a screen in front of Timpano. Mangiapane and Nick Pastorious had the assists on the go-ahead goal.
With only 2:45 left in the second period, the Colts extended the lead on a goal from Radke. Justin Scott came out of a scrum behind the Wolves net and fed Radke who was rushing through the slot. Radke made no mistake and went top shelf on Timpano for his second goal of the pre-season, extending the Colts lead to 3-1. Scott and Kreis assisted the goal.
The Wolves made it a one-goal game when Silk put home his second of the game off of Evan de Haan’s point shot. Nathan Pancel assisted on the goal, and made it a 3-2 game.
The Colts answered back when Garrett Hooey scored a short-handed goal just after the halfway point of the third period. Timpano left the Wolves net to clear the puck, but Hooey intercepted the clearing attempt and went in on an empty net. The short-handed goal was Hooey’s third goal of the pre-season.
Despite the Wolves pulling their goalie for the extra attacker in the last minute of the game, the Colts held on for the win.
The Colts outshot the Wolves 31-20 over three periods, and now have four wins in pre-season action. Tomorrow night the Colts will face the Wolves in a rematch, and they will finish the pre-season Saturday night in Guelph.
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