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Johan Mattsson makes 44 saves as Wolves defeat Battalion 4-2

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SUDBURY, Ont. - Johan Mattsson made 44 saves, and earned first-star honours, as the Sudbury Wolves won 4-2 over the Brampton Battalion in Ontario Hockey League action on Tuesday.

Chad Thibodeau, Michael Kantor, Derek Schoenmakers and Josh Leivo scored for Sudbury (34-23-5).

Ian Watters and Phillip Lane each scored a goal for Brampton (33-21-10).

Sudbury opened the scoring at the 13:49 mark of the first when Thibodeau crashed the net, diving in to finish a puck that had rebounded off Battalion goalie Matej Machovsky.

The Wolves extended their lead at the 11:30 mark of the second, as Josh McFadden sent a slapshot wide and off the boards behind the net, and Kantor capitalized in front of the net.

Sudbury scored again in the second, at 17:05 on a power play, as Schoenmakers scored a wrist shot over Machovsky's glove.

Brampton got on the board at the 10:13 mark of the third period, as Watters fired just under Mattsson's glove on a power play.

The Battalion scored another with 53 seconds left and their goalie pulled as Lane chipped the puck over a sprawled-out Mattsson.

Leivo added an empty netter for the Wolves with 22 seconds left.

Machovsky finished with 23 saves.

Brampton went 2-for-4 on the power play, while the Wolves were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

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