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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. --- It was a familiar script on Sunday night as the Chicago Wolves scored early and often to defeat the Abbotsford Heat 4-1 at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre.

The Wolves (35-18-4-2) put forth a strong first period, scoring two goals on just four shots to chase Heat starting goaltender Olivier Roy (6-7-1) from the net 14 minutes into the game.

Center Alexandre Bolduc redirected a puck through the five-hole off a pass from defenseman Cade Fairchild to open the scoring at 11:07. Chicago followed that with a tally from right wing Cody Beach on another tip-in at 14:00 to prompt the goalie change.

Backup netminder Aaron Dell did not fare much better to start, allowing a goal to left wing Dmitrij Jaskin, who fired a Fairchild pass behind Dell for the three-goal cushion at 16:14.

Abbotsford (33-21-5-2) changed the momentum in the second period as it unloaded 14 shots on Chicago and goaltender Matt Climie. The home team found the back of the net at 15:45 as defenseman Braden Lamb, playing forward, split the defense and fired it over Climie's glove.

An insurance goal at 8:38 in the third period sealed the win for the Wolves as center Pat Cannone drew the goaltender and defenseman to him and set up right wing Tyler Shattock, who scored into the open net for a 4-1 Wolves lead.

Climie (8-9-0) made 28 saves while Dell finished the night with 13.
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