IceDogs Lose One Goal Battle

The IceDogs playoff hopes will go down to the final game of the regular season after a hard fought 4-3 loss to Sudbury. Game 68 will happen Sunday afternoon in Mississauga.

Trailing 2-0 in the opening period, Dan Singer would score his 13th of the year as Kyle Langdon picked up the only assist on a hard work turnover in the Wolves zone. The home team was outshot 15-8 in the first period.

In the second, Oliver Castleman netted his 18th, burying a rebound of an Aaron Haydon point shot to tie the score. Johnathon Schaefer would get the second assist. A Sudbury power-play goal less than a minute later made it 3-2 after two, with the visitors recording 13 of the period's 21 shots..

In the final period, the Wolves extended the margin to two with a tally three minutes in. Once again, the Dogs power-play struck with Kirill Maksimov netting his 21st less than 90 second later with help from Ben Jones and Johnny Corneil. The IceDogs could get not get the tying goal in a game where Sudbury outshot David Bell's team 37-32.

The playoff scenario is as follows, if the IceDogs gain at least a point, they're in. If North Bay loses, the Dogs are in the playoffs for a 10th straight season. If North Bay picks up the only two points of the day, there will be a winner take all game 69 in North Bay Tuesday night.

610 CKTB will have all the action from Mississauga beginning with the pre-game at 1:30.