IceDogs top Wolves in OT
Aidan Castle scored the winner in overtime as the Niagara IceDogs edged the Sudbury Wolves Friday. Photo: OHL IMAGES.
The Niagara IceDogs got back in the win column with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Sudbury Wolves in Ontario Hockey League action Friday in Sudbury.
The win snapped Niagara’s six-game losing streak.
Following a 1-1 first period, the IceDogs took control with three goals in the second.
“I really liked our start,” IceDogs coach Daniel Fitzgerald said. “We were ready to go in a hostile environment. We rode the momentum for most of the second period, but started to give up chances that we don’t want to give up. “
The Wolves pushed hard in the third period with a pair of goals to tie things up.
“I was really proud of how we stayed with it when things started to go south in the third period,” Fitzgerald said. “No need to put ourselves in that spot, but we needed that win and we came out with it.”
Owen Flores made 50 saves in goal for the win.
“He made a number of game saving stops—including a big one right before the game winner,” Fitzgerald said.
Aidan Castle netted the winner at the 2:51 mark of overtime.
Andrew LeBlanc, Nolan Dann, Jacob LeBlanc and Kevin He also scored for Niagara.
Nick DeGrazia had two for Sudbury, David Goyette and Andrea Anania one each.
The IceDogs complete their third game in three nights Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie.
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