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updated: 12/16/2012 12:33 AM

Wolves notch third straight win

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Special to the Daily Herald

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Brett Sterling scored twice and Andrew Ebbett notched 3 points as the Chicago Wolves beat the Lake Erie Monsters 3-2 at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night.

Goaltender Matt Climie (5-7-0) stopped 30 shots for the Wolves (12-9-2-1), who ran their winning streak to three games.

With the Wolves trailing 1-0 after allowing a goal just 1:26 into the game, Ebbett knotted the score when he took a pass from Mark Matheson and beat Monsters goalie Calvin Pickard at 10:05 of the first period. Chris Tanev also earned an assist.

Minutes later on the power play, the Wolves pulled ahead 2-1 when Sterling scored at 13:05 on assists from Zack Kassian and Ebbett. It was the Wolves' third straight game featuring a goal with the man advantage.

At 2:34 of the second period, the Wolves made it 3-1 when Sterling netted his second goal on assists from Kassian and Ebbett. The Monsters scored at 12:24 of the second, but Climie and the Wolves blanked the Monsters the rest of the way.

The Wolves return to Allstate Arena on Wednesday to take on the Abbotsford Heat at 11 a.m. in the first School-Day game of the season. For tickets, call1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit

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