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67’s round out northern road trip with loss to Sudbury

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The Ottawa 67’s saw their northern road trip coming to an end on Sunday, with a 2-0 loss to the hands of the Sudbury Wolves, after games in North Bay on Thursday and in the Soo on Friday.  The 67’s will not have to wait long to get back out on the ice and try to bounce back, as they will be playing against the Kingston Frontenacs on Tuesday morning.

A scoreless first period was very tight in terms of shots, as the Wolves directed 8 shots at Cedrick Andree’s net, against the 67’s 7 shots.

Czech forward Matej Pekar opened the game’s scoring a little bit past the halfway point, giving the hosts a 1-0 lead, with what ended up being the game-winning goal.  Mitch Hoelscher seemed to have tied things up later on in the period, but the goal was called off due to a goalie interference call.

The 67’s pushed hard in the third period to tie the game and at least get away with a point, to the point where they pulled their goalie for an extra attacker late in the game, but Brad Chenier took advantage of that to score the Wolves’ insurance goal.

Ottawa’s Tuesday matinee game, which will be held at 10:30 inside The Arena at TD Place, will have its doors open to the public to come and watch the game without cost.  The 67’s will then go on to host the Oshawa Generals on Friday and the Barrie Colts on Saturday before they visit the Generals on Sunday.

GAME NOTES

  • The 67’s ended up outshooting the Wolves 26-24 in the game.
  • This is only the third time the 67’s have been shutout this year.
  • Ottawa’s power play went 0 for 4 in this one, while the Wolves’ went 0 for 1.
  • The season series is now split 1-1 between the two sides this season.
  • Defenceman Kevin Bahl took 6 shots on goal in this one.
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