Wolves devour Colts 8-3

By John Langdon

Photo by Andy Veilleux

Wolves forward Michael Sgarbossa dekes Barrie goaltender John Chartrand.

The Sudbury Wolves offence exploded for eight goals against the Barrie Colts on Friday night in front of 3737 fans at Sudbury Community Arena, as the home team walked out with an 8-3 win.

Sudbury was led by forwards Michael Sgarbossa who scored a hat-trick and Kristoff Kontos who finished with two goals in the win.

Sgarbossa, who has recorded nine goals and 15 points in nine games since being traded to Sudbury from Saginaw, was reunited with linemates Marcus Foligno and Mike Lomas.

The trio didn’t require much time to rediscover their chemistry as the Wolves top line registered a combined four goals and five assists in the win.

Foligno, who won a Silver Medal with Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, N.Y., tallied one goal and two assists in his return to Sudbury while Lomas contributed three assists.

The Colts’ Zach Hall lead his team offensively with two goals.

Wolves goaltender Alain Valiquette was solid once again with 29 saves.

After going into the first intermission with the score locked 2-2, the Wolves offence overwhelmed the Colts by generating five goals in the second period, three of which were scored in the span of 1:42.

The Wolves have owned the Colts this season with a perfect 6-0 record this season against their division rival.