Sudbury, Ont. – The Erie Otters displayed a solid defensive effort against the Sudbury Wolves, but goals were few and far between in a 2-1 loss for the Otters Sunday afternoon.
After a scoreless first period, Connor McDavid put the Otters on the board with another highlight reel goal. McDavid took a great pass from Connor Brown in stride and went wide with a backhanded shot that went over the glove of Taylor Dupuis for his 17th goal of the season at 5:13.
Dominik Kubalik tied the game at one for the Wolves with a one-timer goal from Michael Kantor at the 12:38 mark of the second period.
Dominik Kahun scored the game winner for the Wolves 3:19 into the third period with a power play goal from the right circle.
Shots were 32-30 in favor of Sudbury for the game, as Oscar Dansk made 30 saves for the Otters in the loss.
Locastro-Bonini Insurance Three Stars of the Game
No. 1 Star – Taylor Dupuis, Sudbury – 29 saves
No. 2 Star – Dominik Kahun, Sudbury – game-winning goal
No. 3 Star – Dominik Kubalik, Sudbury – goal
The Otters return home for a pair of games starting Friday night against the Ottawa 67’s. The first 1,000 adults 18-and-over will receive a coupon for a free scratch-off lottery ticket courtesy of the Pennsylvania Lottery. Saturday night the Guelph Storm come into town for the 5th Annual Teddy Bear Toss. Both games start at 7:00 p.m. For tickets, call 814-452-4857 or go online to OttersHockey.com.