Peterborough’s four-game win streak came to an end in Sudbury as the Petes fell 3-2 in a close battle with the Wolves on Friday night.
The first period was a balanced and disciplined one which was reflected on the score sheet.
Peterborough was first to get on the board as Nick Robertson finished off some hard work along the wall by Semyon Der-Arguchintsev and Adam Timleck.
Der-Arguchintsev’s assist would be a big one – the 100th point of his OHL career.
Sudbury responded in the latter part of the frame when former first overall OHL Priority Selection pick David Levin broke into the Peterborough zone on a 2-on-1 with Liam Ross. Ross one-timed a cross-ice feed from Levin past Hunter Jones.
The clubs would head to their rooms with the Wolves taking a small lead on the shot clock with them, as the scored was tied at 1 after 20 minutes.
Although the Petes were penalized twice to Sudbury’s single infraction, they were the only team to tickle the twine in the second period.
Robertson buried his second goal of the night, and eighth of the season, after Adrien Beraldo sent a one-time rocket from the middle of the blue line off the glass behind Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen’s net. Der-Arguchintsev earned his second assist of the night by feeding Beraldo on the mid-point, leading to the restoration of Peterborough’s lead.
The shot clock continued to favour the Wolves after the middle frame.
The third period would prove to be unfavourable for the maroon and white, as the Wolves added two markers to secure their third straight win and ending Peterborough’s four-game streak.
Quinton Byfield skated the puck into the slot and played it back to the left point to Cole Candella who skated the puck deep into the Petes’ zone before feeding Peter Stratis. Sneaking in behind Peterborough’s defencemen, Sratis redirected the puck past Jones to tie the game at 2.
Sudbury’s final and game winning marker came on their third man advantage of the night off the stick of Macauley Carson. Carson polished off a triangular passing play at the side of the net from Byfield and Levin.
Final shots were 31-22 in favour of the Wolves. Jones turned away 28 of 31 shots.
The Petes are off for the rest of the weekend and will reset ahead of a face off with the Bulldogs at the PMC on Thursday, December 6 at 7:05pm for Teddy Bear Toss Night. Tickets are available through the Collins Barrow Box Office in person, over the phone at (705) 743-3561, and online.