The Erie Otters won in Sudbury against the Wolves tonight by the final score of 4-2. Former Wolves player Troy Lajeunesse notched two goals for the Otters in the matchup, his first two as an Otter.
The Wolves scored first, just six minutes into play, from Anthony Tabak. The Otters went 0/2 on the PP in the 1st and the Wolves 0/1. Shots on goal were 7-16 in favor of the Wolves by the end of 20 minutes.
The Otters started gaining more momentum in the 2nd period for a dominant second half. Troy Lajeunesse scored the equalizer against his former team just over halfway through the period on the power play, his first as an Otter. Owen Headrick picked up the assist. Shots in the 2nd were much more even at 9-10, Wolves.
The 3rd period was all Otters as they scored three goals in a row to take a commanding lead. Christian Girhiny opened the floodgates with a goal at 8:20 to take a 2-1 lead. Just 23 seconds later, Stéphane Patry scored to make it 3-1. Lajeunesse got his second of the night late in the 3rd, an empty netter. Cole Candella managed to answer with a goal for the Wolves 14 seconds later, but it was too little too late. The final score was 4-2, Otters. Shots on goal in total were 35-30, Wolves, although the Otters put up 14 shots to the Wolves’ 9 in the 3rd.
Anand Oberoi earned first star of the night with a 0.943 save percentage. Patry picked up 3rd star with a goal and an assist.
The Otters are back in action this Sunday at 2pm in Sault Ste. Marie against the league-leading Greyhounds.