SmartStop Post-Game Recap – Wolves Outshine Steelheads in Overtime
MISSISSAUGA, ON – The Mississauga Steelheads fell short on Sunday afternoon to the Sudbury Wolves in an insane game, losing 8-7 in overtime.
After a fiercely contested 60 minutes that pushed both teams to their limits, the game extended into overtime. Quentin Musty rose to the occasion, with a decisive move, blasted a shot that beat Ryerson Leenders, securing a hard-fought victory for the Wolves in the extra frame.
The Steelheads (26-20-5-0) were down 4-0 in the first period, and 6-3 later in the game. Angus MacDonell and Lucas Karmiris had two goals apiece in the effort, while Porter Martone, Stevie Leskovar and Finn Harding also scored.
The Wolves’ (30-15-3-2) stars shone all game, with Musty and Dalibor Dvorsky leading the way. On top of their two goals each, Nick Yearwood had two goals as well, with Nathan Villeneuve and David Goyette also scoring. Goyette tallied three assists to go along with his marker.
The game started off with a fast pace as the Wolves capitalized on a power play goal three minutes in, whenNick DeAngelis pushed the puck to Musty who put it past Jack Ivankovic, putting Sudbury ahead 1-0.
Building on their momentum, the Wolves quickly extended their lead just three minutes later. This time it was Villeneuve who delivered the strike, finishing off a play set up by Goyette’s precise assist and pushing the score to 2-0 in favor of Sudbury.
The Wolves onslaught continued, with Yearwood joining the scoring spree at the 7:32 mark. His goal further solidified Sudbury’s dominance in the first period of the game. Goyette seized another opportunity for the Wolves soon after, stretching their lead even further to 4-0.
The Steelheads got on the board halfway through the first period, Harding forked a pass through multiple bodies to Karmiris at the backdoor, who tapped the puck into a yawning cage to get the Steelheads in the game.
Few seconds later, Parker Von Richter masterfully kicked the puck to Martone, who went between his legs for another unbelievable highlight-reel goal. This brilliant play narrowed the gap, with the Steelheads trailing at 4-2.
As the first period neared its close at the 14:30 mark, the Wolves reasserted their power with Yearwood leading the charge. He scored yet another goal for Sudbury, completing a period of near-total control.
After a tough first period for the Steelheads, Ryerson Leenders replaced Ivankovic. One minute into the second period, MacDonell seized an opportunity and fired a shot that found its way to the back of the net, scoring a pivotal goal and bringing the Steelheads within two.
At 7:22, the Wolves bounced back when Musty flipped the puck towards Dvorsky and he expertly beat Leenders to score. Seven minutes later, Harding skillfully passed the puck to Karmiris and he navigated through multiple defenders to score his second goal of the game.
Less than two minutes remaining in the second period, Stevie Leskovar launched a powerful shot from the point. Jakub Vondras couldn’t stop the puck, and the Steelheads got within one, making the game 6-5.
Just two minutes into the third period, the Steelheads equalized the score, Luke Misa delivered a precise assist to Harding, who from the right side of the net fired the puck past Vondras.
At 13:30, Wolves reclaimed their lead with a powerplay goal. DeAngelis set up Dvorsky for a one timer, who didn’t miss the chance to score his second goal of the game.
With time running out, the Steelheads tied the game yet again when MacDonell heroically scored his second goal and sent the game to overtime. Musty scored the winning goal 40 seconds into the extra frame. .
Total Shots – SBY 33 / MISS 35
- Quentin Musty (2G 1A)
- Angus MacDonell (2G 1A)
- Lucas Karmiris (2G 1A)
The Mississauga Steelheads will be back in action on Friday night as they journey to Kitchener to face off against the Rangers. Watch all away games by purchasing CHL TV, accessible on the CHL mobile app, in addition to Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire, and online at watch.chl.ca