traveled to Sault Ste. Marie to take on their Western Conference
opponent in the Greyhounds for some Wednesday
night OHL hockey. A physical game led way to a 6-3 Greyhounds victory
over the Spirit, who were playing their final game of a five game road
Ste. Marie's Sergey Tolchinsky netted a goal two minutes into the game
that was assisted by Blake Speers
and Kyle Jenkins to go up 1-0 on Saginaw. The Spirit's Cody Payne
provided a first period equalizer with a nifty unassisted goal five
minutes into the period. The Greyhounds went up 2-1 with five minutes
left in the opening period when Trent Mallette fired
home his second goal of the year that was set up by David Miller and
Jorgen Karterud. Greyhound's forward Patrick Watling wristed home an
unassisted goal with less than two minutes to play in the period to put
the Soo up 3-1 on Saginaw. With only eight seconds
left to play in the first period, the Greyhounds tallied a shorthanded
goal off the stick of Bryan Moore that was assisted by Tyler Gaudet to
go up 4-1.
Ste. Marie kept rolling in the second period when Jared McCann fired
home an even-strength goal with twelve
minutes left that was assisted by Andrew Fritsch and Kyle Jenkins.
Saginaw cut into the four goal deficit when Dylan Sadowy found the back
of the net with a little help from Nick Moutrey at the midway mark of
the second period to make it a 5-2 game.
Ste. Marie struck two minutes into the third period when Patrick
Watling scored his second goal of the game
that was assisted by Tyler Gaudet and Sergey Tolchinsky to go up 6-2.
The Spirit's Eric Locke finished off a pretty penalty shot goal with
eight minutes remaining in the game to make it a 6-3 game in favor of
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