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SUDBURY, Ont. – Nathan Pancel scored two goals within the final four minutes to power the Sudbury Wolves to a 4-1 victory Sunday over the Brampton Battalion in an Ontario Hockey League game that featured a frenzied finish.
Joshua Leivo and Charlie Dodero also scored for Sudbury, while goaltender Joel Vienneau made 30 saves as the Wolves won for the second time in two games of the young season.
Jamie Lewis scored for the Battalion, and goaltender Matej Machovsky faced 24 shots. The Troops suffered their second loss in two games, after a 2-1 setback via shootout at home at the hands of the Niagara IceDogs on Friday night.
With the Wolves clinging to a 1-0 lead, Pancel scored on the power play at 16:47 of the third period, jamming the puck behind Machovsky from a scrum to the goaltender’s right.
Pancel then put his third goal of the season, a shorthanded effort, into an empty net at 17:56.
Lewis replied at 18:19 before the Battalion’s power play ended, knocking the puck out of the air and behind Vienneau after Brenden Miller hit the post.
Defenceman Dodero added a second empty-netter at 19:05. There were several late skirmishes, including one at the Battalion bench after the last goal and another at the final buzzer.
The Battalion had several chances to tie the game earlier in the period, as Mathew Santos almost sneaked a shot under Vienneau’s right arm in the seventh minute and Mike Amadio and Nick Paul batted at rebounds in the ninth.
Leivo opened the scoring at 3:59 of the second period on a play that went to video review. With the Troops’ Nicholas Foglia off for holding, Leivo split the defence and went in alone on Machovsky, putting the puck between the goaltender’s legs and just across the goal line.
Referee Seth Ferguson waved off the play and whistled it dead when Machovsky smothered the puck, but the call was reversed. Battalion coach Stan Butler insisted on an explanation at the bench.
Sudbury went back on the power play at 6:38 when Blake Clarke received a soft crosschecking penalty, and rookie Paul put on a virtuoso penalty-killing display forechecking in the Sudbury zone, where he outdid three Wolves for the puck in front of Vienneau and mucked it along the end boards.
The Troops had a late-period two-man advantage lasting 16 seconds with Frank Corrado and Jeff Corbett serving hooking and delay-of-game calls respectively but failed to connect.
Each team was scoreless on two power plays in the first period. Amadio received a double minor for high-sticking on Leivo at 4:59, but Sudbury, which showed good puck control in the offensive zone for much of the time, managed only two shots on Machovsky with the man advantage.
Jacob Harris drew a holding penalty at 14:15, but what was perhaps the Battalion’s best scoring chance came just as the penalty expired when Lewis arrived in the crease to take a backhanded swipe at a rebound.
Corbett went off for slashing at 16:46, but again Vienneau denied Battalion shooters, including on several screened deflections.
The Troops, who surrendered the first seven shots, forged a 10-9 edge over the period.
The Battalion scratched Mark Raycroft, Connor Jarvis and Mitch Amante. Sudbury scratched Tyler Prong, Ray Huether, Danny Desrochers, Samuel Schutt and Conor Cummins.
The Battalion hosts the Belleville Bulls at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
BATTALION NOTEBOOK: Attendance at the Sudbury Community Arena was 3,194 … The Battalion’s won-lost-tied record in road openers is 9-5-1, including a 5-0 victory over Sudbury last season … The Battalion went 1-for-6 on the power play. Sudbury was 2-for-6 … The Wolves have hung a banner proclaiming themselves 2012 World Champions in light of their victory in the Junior Club World Cup tournament at Omsk, Russia, in August. They defeated the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League 2-0 in the title game … The Wolves, who downed the visiting Oshawa Generals 4-2 Friday night in their season opener, have altered their schedule this season to play home games on Fridays and Sundays rather than back to back on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday home dates are not televised … Sudbury celebrated Kids Day, Jersey Day and Student Day to wrap up its opening weekend … In keeping with the Battalion’s policy before a fulltime captain is named, Cameron Wind wore the ‘C’ on the road, with Barclay Goodrow, Zach Bell and Matt MacLeod the alternates. Goodrow serves as captain at home … The Troops traveled to Sudbury on Saturday night rather than making the trip on game day … Opening Battalion line combinations included Patrik Machac centring left winger Brandon Robinson and right winger MacLeod, Lewis centring left winger Paul and right winger Goodrow and Foglia pivoting left winger Clarke and right winger Amadio. Brennan Feasey centred left winger Derek Froats and right winger Santos … Jarvis remained sidelined with an upper-body injury incurred in a preseason game, while Amante suffered an injury in practice Saturday … Sean Pindar was the second referee.