Friday night’s contest will see the Wolves take on the Barrie Colts, the first-place team in the OHL who are off to an electrifying start this season with an impressive record of 11-3-0-1 through 15 games.
The Colts early season success has been in large part to the strong play of All-Star forward Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg Jets, 7th Overall) and his line-mate Zach Hall, who both sit in the top five in league scoring. The Colts charge is also led by promising young defenceman Aaron Ekblad, 16, who was granted exceptional status and entered the OHL last season as a 15-year-old. Ekblad has 12 points in 15 league games to date.
The Wolves will be back at it Nov. 3 when they face off at home against the Ottawa 67’s. The 67’s are posting 3.92 goals per game on average, which ranks them first in this category among Eastern Conference teams.
They are led up front by highly-ranked 2013 Draft Eligible prospect, Sean Monahan, who currently sits eighth in OHL scoring with 21 points in 13 games. The Brampton native has combined with Minnesota Wild draft pick, Tyler Graovac, who leads the league in goals with 14 goals in 13 league games. On the blueline, the 67’s are led by Ottawa Senators first-round pick, Cody Ceci. Ceci currently sits fourth in scoring among OHL defenceman with 15 points in 13 games.
The Wolves will close-out the weekend on the road with an important divisional contest Sunday afternoon against the Brampton Battalion. The Battalion are currently tied with the Wolves for fourth in the OHL’s Central Division with a 5-6-3-2 record.
Tickets for the home games can be purchased at the Sudbury Arena Box Office by phoning 705-671-3000 or ordered online at city.greatersudbury.on.ca.