February 26, 2016

67's snap 4-game winless streak with big 8-2 win over the Wolves

In a night that paid tribute to boys of fall before the game, it was the boys of winter that took over the front stage. Jeremiah Addison scored 2 goals and added an assist to lead the Ottawa 67’s to an 8-2 victory over the visiting Sudbury Wolves. The 67’s hope to accomplish what the Ottawa RedBlacks did in the playoffs last season and that’s to make it to the championship finals. This win snaps their 4-game winless streak and gets them one step closer to the playoffs.

In the past 4 games, the 67’s have struggled to score goals, get shots on net, and play a full 60-minutes but they didn’t have that problem tonight. The 67’s scored 8 goals, outshot the Wolves 37-15 and played the full 60-minutes.

““I think it was good hockey. We played a complete game,” said Jeremiah Addison. “We just got to keep going and build off this.”

Addison, who earned 3 points on the night, has seen a lot of success against this struggling Wolves team lately. In the last four games against the Wolves, he’s tallied 6 goals and 2 assists to lead the team. He scored the game winning goal 16:18 into the first period.

The 67’s got off to a tremendous start. Jacob Middleton, Austen Keating, Jeremiah Addison and Dante Salituro all capitalized on their opportunities exploding with 4 goals in the first period.

But the 67’s didn’t stop there.

Early in the second Mikkel Aagaard was given 6-minutes for a check from behind on Addison. Addison was slow to get up and went right to the dressing room. The 67’s made the Wolves pay when Artur Tyanulin scored his 11th goal of the season. Later in the period, Addison returned to the ice and scored a goal to give the 67’s a commanding 6-0 lead.

Leo Lazarev only had to make 13 saves for the win but his shutout bid was ruined by Alan Lyszczarcyk midway through the third period. The Wolves would add another goal a couple minutes later, but they were unable to make any major damage.

“When you see them make mistakes, it’s frustrating whether you’re up 8-0 or down 8-0,” said 67’s head coach Jeff Brown who felt his team let his goaltender hang to dry in the final 5 minutes. “Obviously nice winning a game like that but again it’s the process and we got to do things differently obviously with London coming in tomorrow.”

The 67’s added two goals from Trent Mallette and Chase Campbell in the third period to round out their scoring. They are right back at it again tomorrow to host the London Knights in an afternoon matinĂ©e. The 67’s will need to carry tonight’s play into tomorrow in order to have a chance against one of the best offenses in the league.

Game summary here.

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