Top 2020 NHL Draft prospect Quinton Byfield (17-29–46) and the Central Division-leading Sudbury Wolves head to Oshawa Sunday afternoon to take on the likes of Brett Neumann (17-14–31) and Montreal Canadiens prospect Allan McShane (8-15-23) on Sportsnet.
Both teams will enter play off losses as the Wolves try and get things back on track having lost three straight. This marks Sudbury’s third straight road game of the weekend following back-to-back defeats in Ottawa and Kingston on Thursday and Friday.
Byfield’s 46 points on the season place him among the league’s top scorers as he enters play on an 11-game point streak. Behind him in Sudbury scoring are winger David Levin (10-23–33) and Carolina Hurricanes prospect Blake Murray (12-16–28) while sophomore blueliner Jack Thompson (9-11–20) has also been productive offensively.
The Generals got off to a red hot 9-0 start to the season but have hovered around the .500 mark over their last 10 games. Florida Panthers prospect Serron Noel will be looking for a spark as he’s been held pointless in three of his last four games.
Oshawa’s Ty Tullio (10-11–21), currently third in team scoring, will be a point of interest as he continues his to make an impression heading into the 2020 NHL Draft.
This marks the third meeting of the season between the two clubs. Oshawa erased a 3-0 deficit on October 11th, charging back with five third period goals to defeat the Wolves 5-4 on the road. Sudbury struck back on November 15th as Byfield scored twice and goaltender Christian Purboo made 45 saves in a 4-1 win.
This Eastern Conference tilt is sure to be an exciting one. Both Sportsnet and NHL Network will carry the action when the puck drops at 2:00pm ET.