Greyhounds rebound for shootout win on road

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Much like last season, there’s something about playing on the road for the Soo Greyhounds.

After dropping a pair of games in the familiar confines of the Essar Centre over the weekend, the Greyhounds opened up a three-game Ontario Hockey League road trip on Thursday night with a 5-4 shootout win over the Peterborough Petes.

Shootout goals by Gustav Bouramman and Otto Makinen were the difference for the Greyhounds with Makinen scoring after netminder Joseph Raaymakers stopped Logan DeNoble on what would ultimately be the Petes final shot. Makinen’s goal sealed the win for the Greyhounds after he got in tight and tucked the puck past Petes netminder Dylan Wells.

“From (the bench) it looked like he ran out of all kinds of room,” Greyhounds Coach Drew Bannister said of Makinen’s move on in the shootout. “He sucked the goalie over and tucked the puck in on his backhand. It was an impressive move, there’s no question about that.”

Raaymakers made 41 saves for the Greyhounds and stopped four of five Petes shooters in the shootout.

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•  Greyhounds scratches were;  2 Mercier, 8 LeGuerrier, 17 Gritz, 18 Speers and 20 Yetman

•  Netminder Joseph Raaymakers started his sixth consecutive start for the Hounds on Thursday.  Tomorrow (Friday) the club is expected to give Matthew Villalta the start in his hometown of Kingston.

•  CALVIN MARTIN notched his first career OHL goal at 15:07 of the first period.  He would later add an assist and be named the Red Star 2nd Star of the Game.

The Hounds continue their Eastern Ontario roadswing tomorrow evening (Friday, October 14) with their only appearance to the KRock Centre in Kingston against the Frontenacs.

Game time is 7:00 p.m.

Fans can hear all the action beginning with the Pre-Game Show on Rock 101 (101.3 FM) starting at 6:30 p.m. or watch live on Shaw TV starting at 7 p.m.

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