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McMaster nets shootout winner over Wolves

McMaster with a goal in regulation and the winner in the shootout
Adam McMaster netted a goal in regulation and the winner in the shootout Wednesday nigh. (Photo: Matt Durnan)

Adam McMaster scored the shootout winner past David Bowen to give the North Bay Battalion a 4-3 shootout victory over the Sudbury Wolves in pre-season action at the Sudbury Arena on Wednesday night.   

McMaster and Sudbury native Bradley Chenier scored in the shootout while Battalion starter Mat Woroniuk stopped two of the three Wolves shooters he faced.  

Early on it didn't seem like this game would go on to extra time as the Troops built up a 3-0 lead in the second period as rookies Brandon Coe and Simon Rose netted their first OHL goals, while McMaster added more insurance only 1:33 into the second frame.  

Brandon Bastasin cut the Battalion lead to 3-1 after 40 minutes of play with a goal near the 11-minute mark of the second period.  

The Wolves came out strong in the third and netted a pair of goals to send the game to extra time.  Zach Wilkie set the tone for the Wolves as he scored only 15 seconds into the third and Dawson Baker got the equalizer at 5:52.  

The win improves the Troops pre-season record to 3-0-1.  The Battalion will travel to Owen Sound for their next pre-season contest on Saturday at 2 p.m. before returning for the preseason home opener on Sunday, September 17th also against the Owen Sound Attack.