The Chicago Wolves erased an early 1-0 deficit with 3 unanswered goals to defeat Illinois Lottery Cup rival Peoria 3-1 Saturday night at the Allstate Arena.
Tim Miller, Michael Davies, and Darren Archibald netted the goals for the Wolves (9-8-2-1), who snapped a four-game losing streak and earned a victory for just the second time in their last nine games.
“I think the whole team did a great job of sacrificing and committing to the win late in the game,” said Wolves coach Scott Arniel. “It was real nice to erase some struggles in the third by turning a 1-goal lead into 2 late in the game.”
With the Wolves trailing 1-0, Miller knotted the score when he kicked the puck from his skate to his stick and hammered a shot from the slot past goalie Jake Allen at 2:27 of the second period.
Davies’ goal at 12:53 gave the Wolves the lead as he converted a pass from Andrew Ebbett.
Archibald closed out scoring when he skated into the Rivermen’s zone and fired a shot past Allen at 16:32 of the third period.
Matt Climie (2-6-0) posted 24 saves to earn the win.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.