Wolves win overtime thriller

Robert Fisher
Staff Reporter

BARRY’S BAY — The hometown MV Wolves won 5-4 on their only shot in overtime Saturday night at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre. With the win, the Wolves even their season record at .500 and took both games of a two-game homestand against the Tweed Oil Kings.

Another big crowd filled the stands to watch the Wolves make a strong come-from-behind effort to tie the game in the third period and go to overtime. Both Wolves goals in the third came on the power play. Devin Campbell potted the winner 11:34 into the extra frame with assists from Benjamin Langille and Cole Bolton.

The Wolves sit in fourth place in the Western Division, although in a scheduling quirk the fifth-place Oil Kings have three games in hand. The Oil Kings will play two of those games before the Wolves hit the ice next on Dec. 30.

Tweed opened the scoring at the 3:29 mark of the first period and took a 2-0 lead eight minutes later at 11:24. Kevin Ayres opened the scoring off assists from Joseph Crothers and Andrew Rhynold. Chris Atanis got the second Oil Kings goal with help from Nick Ferguson and Devin Mccann. The home Wolves cut the lead in half late in the period when Jared Steege put one past Oil Kings’ netminder Troy Webster at 18:32. Cole Bolton picked up the lone assist.

Tweed pushed its lead back to two at the three-minute mark of the second period when Andrew Rhynold scored off an assist from Kenny Murduff. MV cut the cut the lead to a single goal again when Alexander Fleming scored at 11:51. Zack Luckasavitch and Devin Campbell assisted on the goal. Tweed scored with one minute left in the second period on an unassisted goal by Devin Mccann.

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