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Well-rounded attack helps Wolves earn 6-4 win over top-ranked Colts

Friday, 11.02.2012 / 10:14 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Well-rounded attack helps Wolves earn 6-4 win over top-ranked Colts

SUDBURY, Ont. - The Sudbury Wolves dominated the visiting Barrie Colts and claimed the 6-4 victory against the top team in the league on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.

Nicholas Baptiste, Brody Silk, Nathan Pancel, Dominik Kahun, Danny Desrochers and Charlie Dodero supplied the offence for the Wolves (8-8-1).

Tyson Fawcett, Aaron Ekblad, Ryan O'Connor and Erik Bradford had goals for the Colts (11-4-1).

Joel Vienneau made 20 saves between the pipes, while Mathias Niederberger turned aside 39 shots for Barrie.

Sudbury outshot the Colts 13-0 in the first period until Baptiste finally tipped a point shot past Niederberger on the power play at 12:56.

An accidental own goal by Michael Kantor helped Barrie tie it at the 1:01 mark of the second. Fawcett was credited with the goal.

Silk replied for the Wolves at 7:58 of the middle period with a re-directed shot that found the back of the net to make the score 2-1.

The Colts tied the game on the power play after Ekblad unloaded a blast from the point that beat Vienneau high blocker side at 18:26 of the second.

Pancel scored the go-ahead goal for the Wolves with a wristshot that went top right corner at 1:31 in the third period.

Kahun made it 4-2 at 7:29 after he took a shot from a bad angle and beat Niederberger five-hole.

Desrochers scored his first goal of the season at 12:16 to make it 5-2. O'Connor made it 5-3 at 14:44. The Colts pulled within one at 14:25 after Bradford jumped on a loose puck in the crease. Dodero halted the comeback with a goal at 17:24.

Both teams went 2-for-7 on the power play.

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