BRAMPTON, Ont. - The Sudbury Wolves may be out of the Eastern Conference playoff picture but they made the race for first place in the Central Division that much more intriguing.
Despite being outshot 50-21, Sudbury (17-44-2-3) rallied from a 2-0 deficit after 40 minutes, scoring three unanswered goals in the final stanza to steal a 3-2 victory from the Brampton Battalion (39-22-1-3).
Goaltender Alain Valiquette was sensational, making 48 saves. Brampton's loss, combined with Niagara's comeback shootout win over Oshawa, means the Battalion hold a three-point advantage over the IceDogs for the division lead with each team having three games left in the regular season.
Sudbury's goals came from Brett Thompson, Gerome Giudice and Eric O'Dell while Bobby Sanguinetti produced both Battalion tallies.
The game was delayed for ten minutes in the middle of the second period due to a brief power outage and for another ten minutes in the third because of a door malfunction at the Battalion bench.