They are howling and are leaders of the pack atop the standings of the Great North Under 18 Hockey League. Sudbury U18 Wolves have a record of 11-2-1 ahead of three scheduled games this week.
Well coached and well assembled, the U18 Wolves are a seasoned and skilled unit with bench boss Brian Dickinson and his staff of assistants at the helm.
Goalie Jackson Curran and Carter Nadon have the statistically best numbers in the seven team Great North. Notably, both are out of town recruits with Curran hailing from North Bay and Nadon a Sault Ste. Marie product.
The U18 Wolves have outscored the opposition by a 74-33 margin in their 13 league games and are led offensively by Aleksander Duguay and his 20 points that include seven goals. But Duguay is far from the only offensive weapon for the U18 Wolves.
Bryden Shank has 10 goals, seven assists, 17 points followed by defenseman Felix St. Onge with 4-11-15 totals. Then it is Carter Drigo with eight goals, six assists, 14 points and Ryan Daze and Ben Hogue, both with 7-6-13 numbers.
Three big tests await the U18 Wolves this week beginning with a Wednesday home game against the second-place North Bay Trappers, who have a record 10-4-0. The mid week match is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.
After that, the U18 Wolves head to Timmins for a pair of games against the third seed Majors, who have a 6-3-1 record. Those games are slated for Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning at 11:00 at venerable McIntyre Arena in Timmins.