The Victoria Wolves saw their two game winning streak come to an end Wednesday July 5th when the visiting Nanaimo Timbermen stole a 10-7 victory despite being outshot 53-45 on the night. The Wolves led 3-1 after one period but the Timbermen rallied to tie things at 6 by the second intermission, and then took control in the final frame by outscoring the Wolves 5-2. Cody Short and Colin Bell each had one goal and two assists to lead Wolves scoring, while Cody Cook stopped 35 of 45 shots between the pipes. The Wolves then visited Ladner in an afternoon match Saturday July 8th and were edged out 7-6 by the first place Pioneers. After Trevor Hansen gave Victoria the lead less than a minute into the contest, Ladner tied it up three minutes later to close out the first period scoring. The Pioneers railed off three straight goals to open the second period before the Wolves responded with a pair from Connor Neuman and Ryan Lewis to narrow the gap to two with just over three minutes left. However, the Pioneers restored the three goal cushion heading into the second intermission with two tallies in the final 2:16 and added another six minutes into the final frame. The Wolves mounted a comeback with goals from Scott Slym, Devan Casey and on from Bell with 19 seconds left, but fell short in the end. Final shots in the close contest favoured Ladner 46-40, with Cook stopping 39 of 46 shots. Bell led Wolves scoring with one goal and two assists.
The Wolves' final home game before the playoffs is Sunday July 9th when they host the Coquitlam Adanacs at The Q Centre. Face-off at 5:30pm.
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