Dogs come up short in Sudbury, North Bay
Zak Lavoie had a goal and two assists Saturday as the Niagara IceDogs dropped a 5-4 decision in overtime at Sudbury. Photo: OHL IMAGES.
The Niagara IceDogs were shut out for the second time in three games Sunday as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the North Bay Battalion in Ontario Hockey League action in North Bay.
The IceDogs fell behind 3-0 in the first period on goals from Pasquale Zito, Liam Arnsby and Dalyn Wakley.
“We were a little loose maybe trying to do too much instead of just sticking to our game plan,” IceDogs coach Ryan Kuwabara said. “We just got the guys to settle in and execute our systems. Once they did that we had some scoring opportunities.”
Niagara kept it close until the third when the Battalion put the game away with an empty net goal by Nick Tarasevich at 18:40.
Owen Flores faced 44 shots in goal for Niagara.
Saturday night in Sudbury, the IceDogs rallied with a goal from Zak Lavoie at 19:56 to tie the game only to see David Goyette score two minutes into overtime to give the Wolves a 5-4 victory.
“We were able to battle back after a few mistakes and then get that late one. It was nice to see the guys excited about getting that goal,” Kuwabara said.
Lavoie also added a pair of assists while Declan Waddick, Andrew Wycisk and Daniel Michaud added singles. Lavoie leads the IceDogs in scoring with 24 goals and 50 points in 61 games split between Niagara and Mississauga.
Kocha Delic, Ethan Larmand, Landon McCallum and Quentin Musty also scored for the Wolves.
Josh Rosenzweig faced a whopping 55 shots in goal for the IceDogs.
The IceDogs Friday permitted a season-high 66 shots in a 6-0 loss at home to Peterborough.
The IceDogs, 11-40-8-1, have eight games remaining in the regular season. They play host to Hamilton Thursday, travel to Hamilton Friday and visit the league leading Ottawa 67’s Saturday.
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