Wolves win home opener


Randy Russon
By
September 29, 2018

A night after being shellacked 10-3 by the Barrie Colts, Sudbury Wolves roared back to upend the Oshawa Generals 5-2 on Friday. It was the home opener for the Wolves, who evened their record at 2-2-0 in the early going of the 2018-2019 Ontario Hockey League season.

Third-year forward Shane Bulitka had a career-high game with four points, including a goal and three assists, to spark Sudbury, which fell behind early by a 2-0 margin only to respond with five unanswered markers.

Rookie forward Quinton Byfield — who Sudbury took with the first overall pick at the 2018 OHL priority selections draft — added a goal and an assist and Finnish goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukonen made 23 saves in his OHL debut.

The Wolves return to action on Sunday afternoon in a 3 p.m. start as they close out home opener weekend with a re-match against Barrie.

(photo via www.sudburywolves.com)


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