It has been an injury plagued Ontario Hockey League season to date for the Sudbury Wolves but they should get an offensive boost this weekend with the return of fibrous forward Macauley Carson.
Carson went down hard into the end boards during his first game of the 2017-2018 regular season and the spill resulted in a broken wrist. He has had to sit in the stands and watch his club for 18 games and he’s had just about enough of that.
Carson is also slated to play in Monday’s OHL v. Russia game, which will take place at Sudbury Community Arena. Although he would have liked to have a few more games under his belt before heading into that game, Carson said he welcomes the opportunity to play on a nationally televised stage.
Having spoken to him recently about his expected return date and the desire to get back on the ice, Carson brings to the team an edge that hasn’t been easy to replace in his absence. To be sure, Carson is one of the hardest working hockey players you will meet. His dedication to the game and attention to detail, paired with his ability to see the ice well and his natural goal scoring ability, should give the Wolves a well needed boost up front.
With 2018 National Hockey League draft prospect David Levin out for an extended period of time with a knee injury, the return of Carson to the forward lines comes at the right time. The Wolves are a team that is struggling for consistency and they need assistance up front.
The Wolves head into the weekend, on a losing note, but look to turn their record around, having posted a 4-5-1 mark in their last ten games. If tonight’s game versus the Barrie Colts is anything like the overtime thriller from last Friday, Wolves fans are definitely going to want to head down to the old Elgin St. barn to catch the match.
The Wolves organization will be honouring our military and veterans with a pre-game ceremony before puck drop.
Following tonight’s tilt, the Wolves will head out on the road for a two-game road trip, with stops in Owen Sound on Saturday night and Guelph on Sunday.
Don’t forget that you can catch all the Wolves action on Eastlink Channel 610 in high definition, or listen on the radio at 96.7 FM CKLU.