CORNER BROOK The Western Wolves mustered a mighty howl in the third period, but it ultimately fell on deaf ears on Thursday.
Down 4-0 to the Truro Bearcats of Nova Scotia, the host Wolves rallied for three goals in the third, ending up just shy of an epic comeback during the first day of action in the 2013 Bell Aliant Atlantic AAA Peewee Hockey Championship at the Pepsi Centre.
Lucas Fabijancic, Noah Legge and Kyle Robinson were the goalscorers for the Wolves, while Andrew Burden picked up an assist on Robinson’s goal.
Marc Aucoin, Jared McIsaac, Carson Lanceleve and Cameron Patton did the damage for the Bearcats, who scored two in the first and another pair in the second period en route to the victory. Adrian Ward was the player of the game for the Wolves, with Lanceleve earning the honour for his side.
The following are summaries of other tournament games played on Thursday:
Tri-Com Bulldogs 5, Bearcats 3
Kent Gillingham had a two-goal game for the Newfoundland and Labrador representatives in the tournament opener Thursday at the Pepsi Centre.
Brendan Houlihan had a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs, who capped off the game with Lucas Osmond scoring into an empty net.
Nick Goose scored the other goal for the Bulldogs.
Carson Lanceleve scored two goals for the Bearcats, while Gavin Hart had the other goal in a losing cause in a contest that saw both teams handed out only four minor penalties.
EDZA East 4, Summerside Capitals 1
Chad Dioron scored three goals for the New Brunswick-based squad, while Brennan Laverty added another in the triumph.
Nick Reeves tallied the lone marker for the Prince Edward Island representative.
Tournament action resumes 10 a.m. today at the Pepsi Centre.