It would be difficult to find fault with the "new look" Sudbury Wolves - at least not yet, just two games in.
Since acquiring talented forward Matej Pekar from the Barrie Colts last week, and welcoming back World Juniors gold medal winner Quinton Byfield to the fold, the Wolves have reeled off two consecutive wins, outscoring their opponents 12-2 in those contests.
Coming off a rough stretch, where the team won only one of their previous eight games, the local juniors posted a well-rounded 4-0 victory over the Colts, on the road, as Christian Purboo turned aside 25 shots in registering his second shutout of the season.
Macauley Carson paced the attack with a pair of goals, with Jack Thompson and Quinton Byfield adding one each, and newcomer Matej Pekar chipping in with an assist in his Sudbury debut.
That, however, was but a small sampling, as both Byfield (2G-3A) and Pekar (5A) registered five point outings Friday night at home, all part of the offensive parade that was produced in an 8-2 thrashing of the North Bay Battalion.
Chase Stillman also scored twice for the winners, with David Levin, Adam Samuelsson (his first OHL goal), Macauley Carson and Isaak Phillips handling the remainder of the scoring.
Brandon Coe and Alex Christopoulos countered for the visitors, as Sudbury netminder Mitchell Weeks came through with a couple of big saves, before the Wolves blew the game open with four unanswered second period goals.
With the Wolves assessed five straight minor penalties in the third period, Weeks would see his workload increased, finishing the encounter with 34 saves, 20 in the third period alone.
Sudbury will now prepare to face the Mississauga Steelheads, closing out an inter-divisional weekend, hosting the GTA crew Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Sudbury Arena. The team then plays three straight on the road, visiting both the London Knights and Sarnia Sting next weekend, and then heading to North Bay to battle the Battalion on Thursday, January 23rd.