The Owen Sound Attack started their weekend road trip in Sudbury on Friday night in search of their 41st point of the season.
Jacob Middleton made his return to the lineup after missing seven weeks with a high ankle sprain and collected a +1 rating on the evening.
This game would be back and forth all evening long with the Attack getting on the board first via Kyle Hope’s 6th of the season past Vienneau. Sudbury would respond shortly after when Michael Kantor netted his 9th of the season, sneaking one past the outstretched glove of Jordan Binnington. Jake Dotchin would blast home his 2nd of the season through a maze of legs to make it 2-1 Attack after one period of play.
Nathan Pancel would be force this game for the Wolves and he would tally his first of three goals on a goal mouth scramble early in the second period on the power play. Pancel would strike again just under five minutes later when he was sent in alone and put the puck past the blocker side of Binnington to give the Wolves a 3-2 lead. The lead would be short lived for the Wolves as Zach Nastasiuk fired home his seventh of the season from the slot to knot the game at three.
The Attack and Wolves would enter the third tied at three, but Cameron Brace would change all of that when he broke free from the defenders and pulled some trickery on a breakaway to give the Attack a 4-3 lead. Sudbury would reply once again and show else but Nathan Pancel on the powerplay? Panel fired home a rebound for the Wolves off of a cross crease save by Binnington.
With the game tied and just over seven minutes left, Holden Cook would fire a laser past Vienneau to give the Attack a 5-4 lead, which would chase the overage netminder from the crease. Taylor Dupuis would tend goal for the Wolves, but in limited action, would not fair much better. Cameron Brace broke in shorthanded again with a minute left and iced the game for the Attack.
The Attack would escape the Wolves Den with two points and a 6-4 win.
The Centennial Windows Three Stars of the Game were:
3) Cameron Brace 2G,1A
2) Matthew Campagna 3A
1) Nathan Pancel 3G
Saturday’s game against the Soo Greyhounds WILL NOT be televised, but can be heard live on 560 CFOS with Fred Wallace. Game time on Saturday evening is 7:00pm.