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IceDogs Pick up a Point against Wolves in Sudbury

November 4, 2017 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Niagara IceDogs News Release


The IceDogs hit the road this weekend to visit a couple Northern Ontario teams, starting tonight in Sudbury. Despite having missed out on points in two tough games against the Wolves last month, the 'Dogs put those memories behind them and looked to come into this game flying to start the weekend off on a positive note.

Stephen Dhillon started this game, making it his 100th career start as an IceDog! Midway through the first period, the 'Dogs found themselves on their first powerplay of the game, and Ben Jones, being the powerplay guy he is, got the team on the board. Jonesy slid the puck past McGrath despite the traffic in front of the net! Danial Singer and Akil Thomas picked up the assists on Benny's goal. The Wolves came back to take the 2-1 lead heading into the second period.

Just 22 seconds into the second, Kirill Maksimov tied the game up at 2 off a beautiful feed from Ben Jones. Zach Shankar picked up the secondary assist on Maksi's goal. The Wolves scored seconds after Kirill to regain the 1 goal lead. Midway through the second period, the powerplay got to work again as Danial Singer tipped a pass from Akil Thomas past McGrath to tie the game at 3! Thomas and Roberts were credited with the assists on Singer's powerplay marker! The Wolves came right back to take the 4-3 lead, but Matthew Philip got the monkey off his back, tying the game at 4! Jonesy set up Matthew for the goal off the faceoff toward the end of the second period.

The 3rd period got off to a solid start as Ben Jones picked up his 2nd powerplay goal of the game to take the 5-4 lead! Jonesy's 4th point of the night was assisted by Kirill Maskimov and Elijah Roberts! Stephen Dhillon made some incredible saves in the 3rd period to hold on to the 5-4 lead, until Sudbury capitalized with the extra attacker from an early empty net. 60 minutes proved to not be enough, and we headed into OT. The Wolves scored off a breakaway in overtime to take this one 6-5.

Tickets are still available for our next home game, Thursday, November 16th, against the Kingston Frontenacs in our Special Olympics Ontario game. Tickets can be purchased online , or in person at the following locations:


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