The Steelheads’ first round opponent, the Sudbury Wolves, was determined after their convincing 8-2 defeat at the hands of the Oshawa Generals on Sunday night.
Cory Stillman’s team finished the regular season with a 43-20-3-2 regular season record, while picking up the most points on home ice in the OHL’s Central Division. The Steelheads were outdone in the season series with the Wolves 4-2, but were 2-1 on home ice at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.
The Wolves are backstopped by standout goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. The Finnish netminder recently set a franchise record for shutouts in a season (6) and finished the season tied for the most in the OHL. Offensively, the Wolves are powered by deadline acquisition Adam Ruzicka (41 points in 30 games) and rookie Quinton Byfield who has put together 61 points in 64 games this season. Blake Murray was the Wolves leading goal-scorer this season, finding the back of the net on 30 occasions for the Wolves.
Sudbury’s special teams are some of their strongest and weakest areas, the penalty kill operated at 83.2% clip good for 2nd in the OHL, while the power play lagged behind finding success on just 13.7% of opportunities and was ranked last in the OHL.
The scheduling for the first round of the playoffs is as follows:
Game 1, Fri., March 22 at Sudbury – 7:05 p.m.
Game 2, Sat., March 23 at Sudbury – 7:05 p.m.
Game 3, Sun., March 24 at Mississauga – 7:00 p.m.
Game 4, Wed., March 27 at Mississauga – 7:00 p.m.
Game 5, Thurs., March 28 at Sudbury – 7:05 p.m.*
Game 6, Sun., March 31 at Mississauga – 2:00 p.m.*
Game 7, Mon., April 1 at Sudbury – 7:05 p.m.*
Steelheads fans we want to pack the rink with our loudest, most rambunctious fans for the playoffs; making the Pond a place opposing teams hate to play!
That being said – we are excited to announce the deal of the year. For our Round 1 series with the Sudbury Wolves, fans will receive a complimentary student or child ticket with the purchase of an individual adult ticket.
Individual Ticket Pricing for Round 1 of the Playoffs:
Adult Student/Senior Child
Platinum: $30.00 $26.00 $24.00
Gold: $24.00 $22.00 $20.00
Red: $21.00 $19.00 $17.00
Save up to $26 when you purchase tickets HERE using offer code: KIDS
An exciting match up with the Sudbury Wolves awaits the Steelheads in the first round so take advantage of this playoff ticket offer and lay your eyes on some outstanding OHL Playoff Hockey Action!